A Closer Look: Plastic Strainer

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Today we are going to take a closer look at the plastic strainer.  These plastic strainers are one of my favorite tools for making both milk and water kefir. They easily catch the grains and fit over a wide-mouth mason jar lid with just a bit of overhang.

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Weekly Recap – January 31st Edition

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It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!

No-Knead Method for Artisan Bread Baking: The Salt and Fold Method – Part 1

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Building a Leaven A “leaven” is a combination of flour and water that has been inoculated with a portion of a sourdough starter. In our bakery, building a leaven to mix with was crucial to avoid putting stress on the starter by using and feeding it in mass quantities. A leaven essentially acts as a… 

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No-Knead Method for Artisan Bread Baking: Introduction

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This is a method a friend of mine and I developed at our bakery. It took a lot of trial and error, but over time we developed a process that both took the strain off of our bodies and yielded some professional-quality artisan bread. This method is an adaptation on the folding method that has… 

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Chocolate-Raspberry Kombucha

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It is an unlikely combination – kombucha and chocolate – but its unexpectedness is part of what makes it so delicious. Chocolate and raspberry are a great combination and make this recipe work delightfully. The sugar in the jam creates a great carbonated beverage full of raspberry flavor with a hint of chocolate.