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TAG : Kefir

Water Kefir: a Delicious Probiotic Beverage

 This time of year our family likes to bulk up on probiotics. With cold and flu season underway, we’ve been taking a proactive approach by upping our fermentation game through our diet. By eating a variety of fermented foods, we’re increasing our probiotics, this way we don’t have to ...

Basic Milk Kefir Recipe

  Getty Images/iStockphoto A Well-Fed KefirWhen you receive your fresh grains, whether from a friend or through the mail, it’s important to feed them with milk immediately, even if you aren’t ready to make a batch of kefir. If the initial feeding doesn’t thicken the kefir within 12 to ...

Plant-Based Kefir Recipe

  Coconut KefirKefir: Coconut, Cashew, AlmondKefir (fed  on  cashew  or  coconut)  is  another  plant-based  culture  that I use frequently, including as a single culture, or as the second acidification culture for some cheeses.A fermented beverage, traditionally understood to be ...

Five Ways of Making Yogurt

 Yoghurt … 5 ‘wheys’1. Yoghurt from chilli stemsAn heirloom culture is a lovely thing. But there are ways to make yoghurt without yoghurt, so if that’s you, no worries, we’ll start there first, the place that I arrived at last. I had been in raptures about getting an heirloom ...

Kefir Grains for Cheesemaking and Fermentation (with Recipe)

Kefir (rhymes with deer) is a traditional yogurt culture from Central Asia. Often described as a fermented milk, kefir is a flavorful, drinkable and slightly effervescent yogurt.Kefir, though, is made somewhat differently than the yogurt most of us are familiar with. Like yogurt, kefir is made ...

Fermentation

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