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Sprouting Seeds Using Unglazed Clay – It Can be Much Faster

Sprouting basics Chia pets When I was a kid, chia pets were popular — they were fun to grow. Many decades later, I look at chia pets differently — they are still fun to grow, but now I use the chia sprouts as a nutritious food. Why sprout The process of germination not only produces […]

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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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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 Rice

A “comfort food” that’s versatile

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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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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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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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Easy Homemade Yogurt – with Lots of Tips

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

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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.