I will start by saying that I was seriously mispronouncing this word when I first read it! I was encouraged to start making kefir due to the nutritional value of it. Thanks to my friend Sarah, I was able to get the grains and start using it in my raw milk (it is so simple to make). I will say that it makes plain yogurt taste sweet in comparison! I have not yet had a drink of it straight, but I have mixed some of my homemade cereal in it AND (my husband and I both think this is completely wonderful)–a FRUIT SMOOTHIE!
It has been a week now, but we now have a deep freezer stocked with about 6 months worth of grass-fed, steroid/antibiotic free beef from a local farmer. It does not taste “farmy” as I have been asked–it has so much more GOOD flavor! We hope to stock up on Pork and Chicken come the spring from local farmers.
Yes, it is my birthday and this morning, I was eating my kefir and cereal when Jeremy brought me my present…A CHEESE PRESS! He said that I wrote on my blog I would love someone forever if they got me one, “I figured I needed to get it for you fast so you would love me forever!”. Yes, my husband is thoughtful like that 🙂 Now…onto spending more hours trying to figure out what I need and how to do it. Any tips and suggestions from cheese makers would be welcome!