Incubating Yogurt: The Hot Water Pot Method

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There are many ways to incubate yogurt. Many prefer the simplicity of an electric yogurt incubator which allows you to start it and forget it. Others enjoy the many do-it-yourself methods of making yogurt, even if they aren’t as sure of a thing.

Over the years I have made yogurt using many methods, but never have I ventured into using the electric incubators. This is for no particular reason other than perhaps a bit of an independent streak when it came to the need for electricity. Now that we’re off-grid, that choice is already made for me.

But here in Central Texas weather is wild and unpredictable and our young homestead is no match with an uninsulated kitchen. So when I came upon a simple yogurt-making method involving a pot on top of the stove I decided I might be able to use this method. A glut of goat milk all in one day sealed the deal.

And this was my first successful batch of thermophilic yogurt I’ve made since moving off-grid! Here’s how I did it.

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Naturally Cultured Pickles

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Enjoy some naturally cultured pickles with this recipe.

Bone Broth, Practically Free!

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Join Bonni as she explores how she makes homemade bone broth from odds and ends.  The end product is delicious and nutritious!

A Closer Look: Vegan Yogurt Starter

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“I make wonderful coconut milk yogurt with this product. It’s easy, I can control what is and isn’t in it, and I’m thrilled to be eating yogurt again!” -Snackgirl “I’ve made two batches of soy yogurt so far, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The cultures and instructions both worked a treat.” -Tish Today… 

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Weekly Cultured Gathering: April 12

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Last week Purposeful Nutrition shared a page of sourdough resources.