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Clay Cookware

My Experience with Miriam’s Earthen Cookware

Clay pots were not even on my radar, until a visit to my friend Ramah’s house. She grew up in India and knew I was making homemade yogurt. She showed me a traditional yogurt clay pot. I had never heard of this before. I knew traditional wisdom often proves beneficial and I searched the Internet […]

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Recipes Clay Cookware

Homemade Bone Broth in a Clay Pot: It’s More Gelatinous

I’ll share three ways I like to make my broth. They range from simple to more medicinal. You can customize to your liking.

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Recipes Yogurt

Yogurt-Based Recipe Suggestions

In the United States, yogurt is mostly consumed sweet, though my favorite ways to enjoy yogurt are savory. Savory flavors complement and accent its sourness rather than try to cover it up. Sandor Katz Accompaniments Pass a bowl of yogurt (perhaps seasoned with fresh mint, dill or cilantro) to accompany just about any meal based […]

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Yogurt Clay Cookware

Yogurt: Miriam’s Unglazed Clay Pot vs. Pyrex

Video — Yogurt making demo, find out what type of cookware I prefer and why.

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Recipes Yogurt

Yogurt Rice

A “comfort food” that’s versatile

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Recipes Yogurt

Two Delicious Yogurt Based Drinks: Buttermilk & Lassi

Both have numerous health benefits. They’re simple to make — just mix water and yogurt, then customize with herbs, spices or even chocolate!

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Recipes Yogurt

How to Strain & Thicken Yogurt

Try adding some herbs and making it into a delicious dip. Good to know It’s best to strain yogurt before it separates into curds and whey. It’s quickest to strain right after it sets, and has not been cooled in the refrigerator. If it is going to strain for just a few hours, straining on […]

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Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt: Problem Solving

Yogurt didn’t set Ideally the yogurt should set between 6-12 hours. If after 24 hours your yogurt still hasn’t set (i.e. it’s still milk consistency), the cultures are most likely alive and well. Take a small amount of unset yogurt and reculture. You can even find a use for the remaining non-set highly probiotic yogurt. […]

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Recipes Yogurt

Starting Caspian Sea Yogurt (CSY) purchased From the Happy Herbalist

Why CSY? ~ Caspian Sea Yogurt (Matsoni) may contain as many as 173 strains of lactobacilli. Not all strains of LAB can colonize ~  Real Live,Yogurt typically contain colony forming lactobacillus units of 1 x 10 8 CFU – one billion Colony Forming Units (cells) per milliliter. There are ~237 mL in one cup (8 […]

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Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt: Choosing a Starter

Terminology Heirloom vs. direct set culture Heirloom culture These are not isolated strains of bacteria, but vibrant communities of living organisms selected by nature. These communities contain greater amount of bacteria and more varieties of bacteria than direct set cultures. This makes them stronger then direct set cultures and heirloom cultures can survive batch-to-bath forever. […]

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Recipes Yogurt

Easy Homemade Yogurt – with Lots of Tips

The benefits of homemade heirloom yogurt and step-by-step instructions.

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Recipes Clay Cookware

How to Season Miriam’s Earthen Cookware

The instructions that come with MEC are simple and fast, and they work. These have a few extra steps and produce a slightly better result.

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Small Cells, 5G, and Health Concerns

Video – County Council public hearing on bill to allow small cells as close as 30′ from our homes.