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Having a Home Creamery: Kefir
Posted By Crystal Collins On October 5, 2010 @ 3:41 pm In Deals,Health and Wellness,Organic and Green Living | 17 Comments
It’s getting cool around here, and I’m ready to bombard my family with good probiotics to keep them healthy this winter. How do I do this inexpensively? By making my own yogurt and kefir that contains the good bacteria our bodies need. I’m currently using The Home Creamery cookbook by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley. Amazon has The Home Creamery for only $11.53. Use your free 3 months of Amazon Mom to get free shipping on this item.
Here’s a quick preview of this book. How to make Homemade Kefir (basically yogurt you drink):
Add 1/4 cup of kefir grains to a clean pint glass jar, and add in two cups of milk. Cover loosely and let sit for 12-24 hours at room temperature.
Strain through a sieve to separate the grains, and refrigerate the kefir for up to 3 weeks. Kefir grains can be saved for future batches.
When your friends are impressed that you made it yourself, there’s no need to tell them you only spent about 5 minutes making it! You can make yogurt almost the same way, and you can find these extremely easy recipes (with practically no work on your part!) in The Home Creamery. Making your own organic kefirs and yogurts is a lot cheaper than doing store-bought, and is an easy way to add in those pro-biotics our bodies need to stay healthy this winter. See a quick cost comparison of making your own yogurt vs. buying store-bought here. More to come on my adventures in having a home creamery!
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