January 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm #18939CynnaraParticipant
Sourdough? Omg, please, please take us with you.January 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm #18971
My England sister is in my humble opion, the sourdough queen. I cannot wait! Fresh bread every day!January 22, 2017 at 12:05 am #19013CynnaraParticipant
I’m going with Penny. Just need to figure out how to get there.February 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm #20012
but you can start your own sourdough starter if you are patient 🙂 I do this every winter, dump it in the spring because we don’t eat it much and restart in November. I wish we were closer, I would give you kefir grains 🙂 Mines’ bubbling away as I type.February 9, 2017 at 3:52 pm #20014
I’ve made my own starter every year for years- rather, I’ve tried, and usually am unsuccessful. I forget to feed it usually. With a healthy starter, I’ve found that I can forget one or two feedings and it is still ok!
Plus it helps that my house is currently about 13C.
Oh and my keifir? It’s so nice to have it again! I love the taste of keifir!February 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm #20021
Wait?!?! Y’all make kefir?!? I’ve heard of the sour dough starter thing, but kefir?? I try to drink that fairly regularly but I just buy it at the grocery store. How do you make it?? Not that I’ll make it, well unless it’s really easy…..February 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm #20024
You get the kefir grains from someone, add some milk. Next day, drink it. Strain or not to strain that is the question. Add more milk. Repeat. Really really easy! And much cheaper than store bough.
I let a jar of grains and cow fresh milk sit for about a week, then strain, and then strain the milk through a tight weave cloth and make keifir cream cheese dip. Mmmmmmmm!February 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm #20028
Wait?!? Kefir is a milk product?? The one I buy says lactose free. That’s why I get it, says the one who is lactose intolerant😝
Now I need to look that up!!
That cream cheese dip sound A-MA-ZING!!!February 9, 2017 at 6:27 pm #20035
Maybe you are getting water kefir grains. There are two types, milk and water. I know most people I know who have dairy issues drink milk kefir with no problems. Or, they use coconut milk and milk kefir for yummies.February 9, 2017 at 9:30 pm #20043
Huh. I’m getting milk kefir, but it says on packaging (website too) 99% lactose free. Interesting…..how is it made with milk but only 1% lactose?? What is this strange magic??? HahaFebruary 10, 2017 at 9:10 am #20058
Milk kefir eats up the lactose sugar apparently, not all of it, but most. I use water kefir because its the casein in milk I can’t tolerate. It is super easy and way cheaper to get the grains and make your own 🙂 ITs kinda like DIY soap and lotion and makeup easy 😛February 10, 2017 at 9:28 am #20061
Huh, I need to find me some and try this!! I like to drink a bit of kefir daily for the probiotic benefits. Can you flavor it too? The ones I get are strawberry or raspberry flavored. Yum, yum! My husband laughs at me because I will literally scrape the glass clean when I drink it.February 10, 2017 at 10:28 am #20062
oh yes 🙂 I love blackberries the best, but we flavor with everything fruity. Some we like better than others. Strawberry kefir, oh laa la 🙂February 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm #20067
Yesterday a friend was over while I was switching up my milk and she is always curious about what goes on in my kitchen so was watching and trying to listen. Poured out the kefir and drank it and I’m in heaven as it’s that perfect blend of yoghurty sour I love. Sour, liquidy but thick, refreshing and perfect. So I’m in heaven and finally convinced her to try it. Not exactly her cup of tea, but she couldn’t get why she wanted more a few hours later. I have to laugh as she went on about how she wanted some with some strawberry jelly I made the other day.
I love kefir. But remember Belinda if you choose to give it a go, like soaping there are so many ways to keep your grains. And, the best way to use your kefir? Face mask! Especially if you suffer from acne.February 10, 2017 at 6:14 pm #20078
It makes sense the liquid kefir would be good for the skin. Milk baths, yogurt masks, etc…it sort of falls in line with other milk products that are touted for skin.
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