Do Fermented Foods Reduce Anxiety?


A recent article on National Geographic points to some research that shows how gut health and fermented foods may help reduce anxiety.  It continues to show that we are just scratching the surface on the benefits of traditional fermented foods…. 

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Creamy Sweet Potato Cheesecake


This cheesecake is a great treat for a birthday, holiday, or just because. With three creamy cultured ingredients, it’s a real treat for any day!

No-Knead Method for Artisan Bread Baking: The Salt and Fold Method – Part 3 and 4


This is the last post in my series on the The Salt and Fold Method.  Here are the links to the entire series: Introduction Part 1 – Building a Leaven Part 2 – Leaven Testing & Mixing  Salting Let the dough rest for half an hour in a warm place uncovered. By withholding the salt,… 

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No-Knead Method for Artisan Bread Baking: The Salt and Fold Method – Part 2


Introduction Part 1 – Building a Leaven Leaven Testing and Mixing The best test for determining whether or not your leaven is ready to mix with is what is known as the “float” test. It’s pretty simple: take a fist full of leaven and place it in a bowl of water. If it floats, the… 

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A Closer Look: Desem Sourdough Starter


Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Desem Sourdough Starter.  Desem is a Flemish-style starter made with organic whole wheat flour. It makes delicious whole grain bread. For best results, we recommend feeding your Desem sourdough culture weekly.