I have been looking for kefir or kefir starter for ages! Ready to eat kefir is not available in the stores anywhere here. I finally found some starter! Actually hubby found it when we were out together. I was so excited! I don’t have raw milk to make it with but if it’s as good as I’ve been reading, even made with store milk we should see the benefits. Eventually I would like to make it with raw milk. You can read here about the difference between kefir and yogurt. I have some questions, though. How is making kefir with the starter different than with grains? The kefir was ready this morning, I gave it a stir like the directions said. It looks really good, thick and smooth, but there’s no grains. It tastes good, a lot like plain yogurt. My youngest son likes yogurt but said ‘bleh’. I gave him half a glass and he drank the whole thing. Maybe first thing in the morning wasn’t the best time to get him to try it. 😀
The other new recipe I tried was Butternut Peanut Soup. Doesn’t the name sound yummy? I have quite a few butternut squashes from my garden this year so thought I’d try this different looking soup. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly because there were a few ingredients I didn’t have and don’t normally so I adapted it to my pantry. The recipe posted is my adapted version. It’s very good and filling too. I think I’ll try it with turkey stock next time.
I promised to share my sandwich spread recipe so here it is. It turns out a lovely creamy-yellow colour. Yellower than the picture. The next batch I may experiment with adding different ingredients to this base recipe.
Marg’s Sandwich Spread
2 egg yolks
½ tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. raw honey
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. dry mustard mixed with a little water.
Mix the first 5 ingredients in a blender. With the blender running, drizzle in olive oil very slowly. Mix the dry mustard with a little water to make a paste and add to the blender. Keep refrigerated.
Yield: approx. 1½ cups
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