July 4, 2017

Switchel!  AKA haymakers punch, swizzle, ginger water has been around for a long time, primarily as a hydrating drink.  I like to call it the original Gatorade.  Switchel is now enjoying a re-newed popularity.  You can find many blog recipes for switchel, some health f...

March 8, 2017

This recipe is inspired by my friend Rachel, who used RealTaste Hope Seasoning to make a healthier version of Cafe Rio Style Dressing.  She shared the idea with a group of ladies and everyone was excited.  If you have been to Utah, you may have a better understanding o...

February 15, 2017

Making butter is one of the most magical things you can do in the kitchen.  I think you'll be amazed at how easy it is.  At some point, when you're a sweet cream butter pro, maybe I can persuade you to give cultured butter a try.  In the meantime,  this is a good...

February 15, 2017

If there is one thing that motivates me to make my own butter, it's making cultured butter.  When it comes to butter, this is the creme de la creme!  Cultured butter is prized by chefs around the world.  Butter is good, but cultured butter is in a whole other class.  I...

January 25, 2017

There are few better subjects than milk and all things dairy that should—at a minimum—get you questioning your bias.  Few subjects are more controversial.  The dairy industry boasts that “milk does a body good,” while health gurus around the globe continually accuse da...

January 24, 2017

Conventional, Pasteurized, Homogenized Milk: 

First we need some historical background, many years ago pasteurization was unheard of.  People either had their own cow or goat, or purchased from or traded with a neighbor.  Slowly people began to specialize and small dair...

January 23, 2017

Super Simple Raw Yogurt

  • Mesophillic culture.  You can easily obtain this culture in cultured buttermilk from your local grocery store.  Use 1/4-1/3 per quart jar of milk.  Save from 1/4-1/3 cup from each batch of yogurt as a perpetual starter.  You cannot use tradit...

September 28, 2016

What's the difference between kefir and yogurt.  Both are probiotic and both are cultured. However, true kefir is cultured by the means of kefir grains.  These grains are only grains in the sense that they are small, and look like grains.  They can be used indefin...

September 26, 2016

Kefir is one of the major food groups... at least it should be!  

It's so versatile and delicious.  Is there a more useful and healthy food out there?  Here's a list of a few ways to use kefir, other than just drinking it. 

Replace Plain Yogurt  Yogurt is wonderful,...

September 26, 2016

I like drinkable kefir, but I adore this thick creamy yogurt kefir!  I usually use this method over the 24 method, as I find it so versatile.  I use it like I would regular yogurt, topping it with this fruit topping to sweeten it, as a sour cream substitute, a...

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