water kefir grains

How to Brew Water Kefir (a quick tutorial)

Water kefir, a fermented beverage teeming with beneficial bacteria, is remarkably simple to prepare  and often more palatable than other probiotic tonics like kombucha and beet … [Read more...]

matsoni - the easiest yogurt you'll ever make

Matsoni: The Easiest Yogurt You’ll Make

Want an easy homemade yogurt? It doesn't get easier than matsoni or the many other traditional yogurts that culture best at room temperature (think of villi, piima and filmjolk). … [Read more...]

Sour Milk: Lessons from Scandinavia

Viili, piimä, filmjölk, skyr – all obscure mouthfuls of rolling foreign vowels – that mean but one thing: cultured milk.  The Scandinavians, whose ill-tempered northern climate … [Read more...]

rawesome raided again, weston a price foundation chapter leader arrested: view the full complaint

Rawesome was raided again.  In a multi-agency effort, the private natural foods buying club as well as a local farm was raided again as part of a year-long sting operation that … [Read more...]

Tricolored Berry & Kefir Popsicles for July 4th

I love the Fourth of July: fireworks, parades, barbecues and apple pie contests.  I love it all, and do my best to prepare special and celebratory picnics for the day.  As … [Read more...]

I drink real milk: fresh, raw, local and full of fat.

I drink raw milk. I drink fresh, raw milk.  Really fresh, really raw and always in season. In essence, I drink real milk.  I’ve waxed poetic about my love of fresh cream before, … [Read more...]

Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote with Honey Custard

  Spring inches its way forward, blossom by blossom, bee by bee and leaf by leaf, but in the high country, winter still sleeps soundly at my doorstep, snow continues to … [Read more...]

a recipe for good luck: creamed collard greens

Looking for a collard greens recipe to bring a little luck to your new year?  In this traditional recipe for creamed collards, collard greens are gently simmered in fresh cream … [Read more...]