Making Yogurt with an Electricity-Free Yogurt Maker Older Than Me

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It’s no secret in my community that fermented foods are something I get excited about. I often bring ferments to gatherings and hand them out to neighbors at regular and irregular intervals. I’ve also been known to offer up fermented carrots to visitors who ask if I dabble in homemade yogurt. That’s how I learned that while some are familiar with homemade yogurt, that doesn’t mean fermented carrots are up their alley.

So when my neighbor asked if I was interested in using his yogurt maker (he wasn’t utilizing it) I jumped at the opportunity. He very generously gave it to us and I hope to return the favor with batches of creamy homemade goat yogurt. My first batch of raw milk yogurt didn’t go as well as I’d hoped, but I’m not easily deterred by rogue batches of yogurt; it’s happened before.

Instead, I was interested in the history of this yogurt maker, and the fact that I could incubate thermophilic yogurt without electricity.

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Coconut Milk Yogurt

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Today Bonni takes a look at making dairy-free yogurt.  Join her on another adventure brought to you by the world of a Cultures for Health Support Rep!  

A Closer Look: pH Indicator Strips

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“Like the safety at being able to check the Ph in my cultured vegetables. I will always keep some available in my kitchen cabinets.” -Mother Judith “I like having these strips to test the acidity of the Kombucha. It’s simple, just takes a second.” -Ceiba Today we are going to take a closer look at… 

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Weekly Cultured Gathering: April 5

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Last week Colleen said, “Lacto-fermented radishes and kombucha. I always have kombucha going because I love it so much. This is my first try with the radishes and they seem a little too salty but I’ll eat them anyway.”

What’s New at CFH: Save 10% on Yogurt Makers & 5 New Cheesemaking Articles

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Every week we’re going to bring you the best of the week in posts from right here at the CFH blog, news you can use from the CFH site, and new recipes and products you might be interested in. This week you can save 10% on Yogurt Makers.