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Wonderful, Versatile Milk Kefir!

  Milk kefir has many uses, besides the obvious - drinking it plain. It contains  wonderful, gut-healing bacteria that aids in digestion, overall health, and just flat out makes your belly feel good! Smoothies Blend with fruits, veggies, chia or hemp seeds, a touch of honey- and you've got yourself a powerful probiotic breakfast or afternoon pickme-up ! The kids will never know how healthy their snack really is. Baking Add milk kefir to any recipe in place of milk or buttermilk. It adds an extra punch of nutrition, as well as a tangy flavor to pancakes, waffles, biscuits & quick breads. Pet Food Supplement Your animals will go nuts for milk kefir! Mix a little in with their food...

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Second Fermentation Instructions (1/2 Gallon)

So you've made Kombucha or Water Kefir. Now what? Of course, you can drink it as is, but you can make it even more delicious with a second fermentation! Be sure to remove your grains or SCOBY and start them in a fresh batch of sugared water or tea. The finished product is what you're going to flavor. You can use fresh fruit or juice. Be sure to wash your fruit well, and organic is always preferable. You don't want pesticides adding their nastiness to the mix. Basically what you're doing is adding the sugar from fruit or juice, causing fermentation to start up again. Cut your fruit into chunks or slices. More surface area will help the flavor infuse...

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Milk Kefir Instructions

NOTE: if you're not planning to start your Milk Kefir right away, store it in the refrigerator until you are ready. You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover wooden or plastic spoon fine mesh plastic strainer (no metal) cow or goat milk (avoid ultra pasteurized or UHT milk) Milk Kefir grains Directions: Add the Milk Kefir grains to 2 cups milk in your jar. Cover with coffee filter & secure with elastic band. Allow to culture at room temp - 68° to 78° F. is ideal. Choose a draft-free place, out of direct sunlight, where your Milk Kefir won't be disturbed. Check...

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Water Kefir Starter Instructions

  You will need: one quart canning jar or other glass jar coffee filter or paper towel to cover jar, and elastic band to secure cover fine mesh plastic strainer (no metal) wooden or plastic spoon 1/ 4 cup sugar ( rapadura, evaporated cane sugar, or a blend of the two work best) 3 cups water (non-chlorinated & non-fluoridated is best) Water Kefir grains Directions: Heat one cup of the water. Put it in the jar and stir in the sugar until thoroughly dissolved. Add the rest of the water and stir again. Add the Water Kefir grains to the sugar water. Cover & secure with elastic band. Allow to culture at room temp (68° to 78° F. is ideal). Choose...

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Vegan Yogurt Starter Instructions (Direct-set)

This non dairy, direct-set yogurt is easy to use and doesn't require the maintenance of an ongoing starter. It does require the use of a yogurt maker. Comes with 4 packets of starter culture. You will need: saucepan for heating milk yogurt thermometer wooden or plastic spoon yogurt maker 1 packet Vegan yogurt starter ( save the other packets in freezer for future use) 1 to 2 quarts alternative milk (soy or rice work best) Note: to get a thicker yogurt when using coconut, rice or almond milk, you can add a carbohydrate source (sugar) & a thickener (agar agar, pectin or gelatin). Directions: Stirring frequently, heat milk to 110° F. (clip yogurt thermometer to side of pan to monitor temperature)....

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