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Forum: Traditional Foods   08-11-2006, 11:13 AM
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Posted By craftynsewon
My understanding is that the weighing down...

My understanding is that the weighing down should be done and is a way to prevent your batch from becoming contaminated.. the brine should keep your veggies safe from contamination if they are sunk...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-11-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By craftynsewon
My kids love Mac n cheese and since they are...

My kids love Mac n cheese and since they are super thin can use the additional carbs and they eat it quite a bit.. I also buy the boxed mac n cheese to keep in the pantry because they will make this...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-11-2006, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By craftynsewon
My children had soy milk infant formula because...

My children had soy milk infant formula because they couldn't handle the regular infant formula... I've also drank soy milk in the past because of lactose intolerance HOWEVER yesterday I found the...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-11-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 324
Posted By craftynsewon
I'm lactose intolerant and so are my children......

I'm lactose intolerant and so are my children... we have attempted some milk occasionally but always ended up with the diarrehea..

I've recently discovered milk Kefir....this can easily be made...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-11-2006, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By craftynsewon
I've had my grains for about a week now... so...

I've had my grains for about a week now... so far I haven't had any fizz and the resulting drink is SUPER sweet even after letting it go for about 3 days shouldn't the grains be using up the sugar...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-07-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By craftynsewon
Can someone please post the recipe for NT yogurt...

Can someone please post the recipe for NT yogurt dough??
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-07-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By craftynsewon
I tried the kefir grains in a bag too but I...

I tried the kefir grains in a bag too but I hadn't been able to find anything that was porous enough.. the bags will float and the kefir inside the bag thickens while the rest of the milk is thin.....
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-07-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By craftynsewon
for some reason my previous message wasn't...

for some reason my previous message wasn't accepted and I was told I wasn't logged in but I was.UGH Let's try this again

I saved a lot of information off of a website pertaining to problems with...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-07-2006, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,974
Posted By craftynsewon
dollar general stores also carry canning jars.....

dollar general stores also carry canning jars.. if I recall correctly they had quart jars for $6 a dozen last year..
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-05-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By craftynsewon
David Fankhauser is a homesteading college...

David Fankhauser is a homesteading college professor and his website has a lot of information on making your own dairy products..

http://biology.clc.uc.edu/fankhauser/Cheese/CHEESE.HTML
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-05-2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By craftynsewon
kefir is a fermented drink.. milk kefir is...

kefir is a fermented drink.. milk kefir is similar to a drinkable yogurt, its tangy like yogurt but not as thick... it is much easier to make than yogurt and can also be sweetened if you don't like...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-05-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By craftynsewon
I'm making both milk kefir and water kefir...

I'm making both milk kefir and water kefir anyone having any recipes or suggestions for using these...

I'm currently making shakes/smoothies with the milk kefir and fruit.
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-05-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By craftynsewon
Does anyone have a ginger beer plant they are...

Does anyone have a ginger beer plant they are willing to share???
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-05-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By craftynsewon
could someone post the recipe for the gingered...

could someone post the recipe for the gingered carrots..

I've been reading about them in different places online but haven't been able to get the NT book from the library yet and really can't...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-05-2006, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By craftynsewon
store bought yogurt is loaded with sugar which...

store bought yogurt is loaded with sugar which is why it isn't tart like homemade..

I've actually sweetened my homemade by adding sugar to the warmed milk before the yogurt starter was added and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-05-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By craftynsewon
I use cane sugar and green tea all the time and...

I use cane sugar and green tea all the time and have found the temperature plays a HUGH part in the Kombucha tea..

One batch was done in 3 days of extremely high temps and had an opaque 1/4 inch...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-14-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 31,781
Posted By craftynsewon
Has anyone here ever made a brandied fruit...

Has anyone here ever made a brandied fruit jar??? This is something that is quite common among the Amish and Mennonites.

I've made it in the past and love the taste although until the other day I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-14-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 31,781
Posted By craftynsewon
Does anyone have a favorite fruit kimchee that...

Does anyone have a favorite fruit kimchee that they would like to share?? I'm just starting to get into fermented fruits and vegetables and if someone has a successful recipe I would appreciate...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-14-2006, 02:38 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 31,781
Posted By craftynsewon
I just got the WF book at the library yesterday...

I just got the WF book at the library yesterday and last night read that Katz suggests using brine in the bag... I had only read previously that some people fill bags with water for a weight.. I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-14-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By craftynsewon
You usually get about 1 lb of cheese for a...

You usually get about 1 lb of cheese for a gallon of milk.

Both buttermilk and yogurt can be used for starters in cheese depending on what type of cheese you are making..

One is a thermophilic...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-14-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By craftynsewon
powdered milk is suppose to thicken yogurt...

powdered milk is suppose to thicken yogurt although I don't know where you would find organic powdered milk..

I have used a small amount of regular powdered milk in my yogurt in the past and it...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-13-2006, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By craftynsewon
gale my pop up blocker prevented me from seeing...

gale my pop up blocker prevented me from seeing your message could you please try to contact me again
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-13-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By craftynsewon
I would be interested in obtaining some water...

I would be interested in obtaining some water kefir grains too...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-13-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By craftynsewon
Visit David fankhauser's web site where he has...

Visit David fankhauser's web site where he has directions for making ginger ale and rootbeer.... he is a homesteading college professor and a lot of the fermenting processes he has shown on his site...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-13-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 31,781
Posted By craftynsewon
I haven't tried fermenting vegetables yet but...

I haven't tried fermenting vegetables yet but have been reading about it for awhile...

As for using the crocks from crockpots I think they would be ok as long as the vegetables stay submerged...
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