Sunday, May 8, 2011

Week Link: Cultures for Health

bottle of creamI’ve mentioned piima-cultured cream on Hearth Cricket now and then. Piima (pronounced peema) is a Scandinavian yogurt-like culture I mix with whipping cream from a local dairy to make something like a thick sour cream (only sweeter). We use it as a condiment on potatoes and Mexican food, toss it with pasta or churn it into ice cream and butter (and yummy buttermilk!). It’s also mentioned in Something Borrowed, Something Bleu, along with other yogurt cultures and kefir grains.

Want to know more? Or purchase a culture to use yourself? Cultures for Health has it all, along with sourdough starters, cheese making kits, sprouting kits, kombucha mushrooms, and plenty of other ways to introduce more probiotics (and flavor!) into your diet.

8 comments:

  1. Glad you brought this up, probiotics are important.
    Thank You.

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  2. I'm all about live cultures. I love Coconut Kefir and Kombucha, Greek Yogurt, and anything that promotes digestion (helps with the bloating.) Haven't ever heard of Piima before, but I'm going to have to look into it. Thanks for the suggestion!
    Ava

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  3. hm, never heard of Piima. I've tried Glenoaks yogurt I think it's called, I just get it from the grocery store, but this sounds good. I'll have to try it!

    -Lizzy

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  4. I still don't quit understand what cultures are, or what they do. I just know they're good for you...and they help digestion?

    -Lana

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  5. I will look at that Cultures for Health site, I already incorporate as much probiotic yogurt as I can into my diet but I'm getting bored eating it the same ways again and again.

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  6. This cream is great, I mix with with a little bit of milk and berries and make shakes to drink on my way to work.

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  7. I have a Finnish friend that says that Finland has about 8 different forms of sour cream, I wonder if this is one of them.

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