Weekly Cultured Gathering: March 8

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Last Week

Patti shared in a comment last week: “I am just newly learning the benefits and well as the “fun” of culturing kefir, but I have to say it takes me back to a time when I really enjoyed doing all my own things with my own hands!”

She continued, “Why we ever got away from that I have no clue, but recent health issues (pancreatitis), got me to searching and reading about what I needed to change, as well as add, to my diet to lesson the load my pancreas is required to perform. With one week going strong on fermenting MK, I have made several flavors of popsicles (which my grandkids love!), smoothies, soft kefir cheese, and this morning I tried the CFH recipe for kefir banana bread. The texture and taste was fantastic and everyone who’s tried it so far says, ‘Wow!’ Yeah…I’m loving this kefir thing!!”

Thanks for sharing Patti!  It sounds like you are having a blast and making some delicious kefir foods.

This Week

Please share what’s culturing on your counter this week. Have a new recipe? What’s your favorite ferment right now? Why do you eat cultured foods? What have you learned that might help others?

Please share a link to your favorite cultured blog post below. If you don’t have a blog, I’d love to hear what you’re up to in the comments. Next week I’ll highlight a few of your posts & comments for everyone to take a closer look at.

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About the Weekly Cultured Gathering! We’re here to share and celebrate our adventures in food fermentation. From recipes to tips & tricks to food preservation – cultured foods are as old as food itself.

Maybe you eat cultured food because of the health benefits. Maybe you make it for the art and science involved. Maybe you believe that this age-old practice of souring dough, culturing dairy, brewing beverages, and fermenting vegetables is wonderfully sustainable. Maybe you feed them to your family because of all of the above.

Whatever draws you to the art of fermentation, this weekly gathering is a place where you can find others working towards the same goals as you are. It is a community, so let’s share!


Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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  1. Deb G says

    Sorry to sound dumb, but I get email every Saturday talking about the weekly cultured “gathering,” but I have no idea what this is! It seems like it is some type of discussion forum that everyone can put comments, ask questions, etc…..? But there is no link to anything on the post, unless you have a blog. I’m a little lost about this, and it’s kind of annoying to get emails all week, and then another repetitive one on Saturday. It talks about a “gathering” with no way to join a discussion, which is sorta useless. Is there any way to unsubscribe from just the repetitive Saturday post, and still get the weekday posts? Thanks.

    • says

      Hi Deb,

      The Cultured Gathering is still in its infancy. You can post questions or ideas in the comments and we usually try to address them in the following week’s Cultured Gathering. There is no way to unsubscribe from just a single day’s blog posts. Sometimes other bloggers post a link as well. Hope that helps.

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