Sunday, February 7, 2010
Culturing my Raw Milk - For the First Time
For some reason, this is making me a little nervous. I don't know why. I know the science behind culturing - I have a counter full of food being happily preserved this way..... I know the reasoning - I am trying to preserve food without killing off the enzymes and nutrients AND I am adding another cultured food for gut health...... I want to make cultured butter tomorrow and I want to use the cultured milk all week.
I am still a little nervous. I am envious of all of you younger Moms trying these old/new ways to feed your family. When you find out some new information you can change without changing 50 years of habits. I have never in my life left milk on the counter overnight deliberately.
Lets hope for the best.
Note: I am having some of the cream cultured with creme fraiche this morning in my coffee. It is a little different taste and texture, but good. I think I will like this one. The raw cream goes sour too quickly otherwise. I will save some of this cream for a "starter culture" for next week's cream. Later today I will make cultured raw butter out of most of this, and save some for my coffee.