Category Archives: Cultures and Ferments

Fromage Blanc

When we were in Ohio over Christmas, I picked up a bunch of cheese cultures at Lehman’s, including a few packets of fromage blanc.  According to Home Cheesemaking, it’s a French cheese, similar to cream cheese but with “fraction of the … Continue reading

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First Sprouts

The weather has been so gorgeous lately!  It’s really motivated me to get started with my garden.  Last fall I saved some seeds from our San Marzano and Brandywine tomatoes, and mid-last week I planted them in homemade seed pots.  … Continue reading

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Sourdough Success!

I have finally established a healthy sourdough starter!  Since my attempts at starting one from scratch didn’t pan out, I decided to purchase a a whole wheat sourdough starter from Cultures for Health.  After about a week of careful tending, … Continue reading

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If You Need Something…Just Ask

My mom has everything.  If I need something (a new blender, a card table, etc), I usually ask her before running out to buy something.  With four kids moving in and out over the years, a penchant for shopping at … Continue reading

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Moldy Kombucha

I could have cried when I went to taste my kombucha last week and discovered mold floating on top.  We had made two previous successful batches in quart-sized jars, so we got a little crazy and brewed up a whole … Continue reading

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Sauerkraut Results

As I posted about all the way back in October, I made my first batch of homemade sauerkraut this year using a local cabbage from the farmer’s market.  Sauerkraut is fairly easy to make, but the fermentation process take a … Continue reading

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Kombucha – Success!

Our homemade kombucha is awesome!  It’s a bit sweeter than what we usually buy and is nicely carbonated. For anyone not in the know, kombucha is essentially fermented sweet tea that is purported to have a number of health benefits.  … Continue reading

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