How to Get More Kefir from Powdered Kefir Starter

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It probably goes without saying that I am interested in sustainable food ways. I like nourishing food that we can make over and over again from simple ingredients. I like making things myself and believe that homemade anything is better than store-bought everything. I like to reduce waste in my kitchen and in my landfill.

So you might think that something like a powdered kefir culture wouldn’t make it into my kitchen on a regular basis, at least not when milk kefir grains are available. Right now I actually have both milk kefir grains and powdered milk kefir culture creating quarts and quarts of probiotic goodness. I’ll get to the reasons I’m a fan of this powdered kefir culture in a minute, but first let me tell you something else that I recently figured out.

I’m sure I’m the last person to have thought of this, but just in case I’m not, here’s how I am making way more milk kefir than I initially thought I could get out of a single packet of kefir starter.

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Fermented Radishes for Spring

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With the arrival of spring comes plenty of crisp, cool vegetables. Radishes are one of the fastest-growing vegetables with some ready to harvest within 30 days! To take advantage of that, along with the fact that they prefer cooler weather, gardeners often plant radish seeds for a quick-fix spring vegetable. Fermenting radishes lessens their heat,… 

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Kefir Cornbread

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A regular staple in the southern part of the United States, cornbread gets a twist on the traditional by using milk kefir.

Adding Nutritious Foods… It’s Easier Than You Think!

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Working nutritious foods, including fermented foods, into a kid’s diet doesn’t have to be difficult. Try some of the tips I’ve learned for encouraging your family to eat new foods, fermented or otherwise.

A Closer Look: Chevre Starter Culture

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Today we are going to take a closer look at Chevre Starter Culture, which makes a soft and creamy cheese using goat milk.