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Lauren Klouda
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  • Berea, OH
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Evelyn Finney commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Homemade Greek Style Yogurt'
"OH MY GOSH!!!  I have to try this!"
Aug 9, 2013
Lauren Klouda commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Homemade Greek Style Yogurt'
"Fatima you will have to let us know how it works. I am dairy free right now for health reasons and actually use coconut milk (which is very easy and inexpensive to make at home) for various versions of kefir, yogurt, and non-dairy creamer. There is…"
Nov 23, 2012
Fatima Flowers commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Homemade Greek Style Yogurt'
"This is so cool I'm going to try this with Almond milk I don't drink cows milk. I hope it works, if not I guess I will have to break down and purchase some free range cow milk. This will be a great project with my grands"
Nov 22, 2012
A blog post by Lauren Klouda was featured

Homemade Greek Style Yogurt

Greek style yogurt is so popular right now. No wonder. Have you had a chance to pull back a shiny lid and indulge in that smooth delicacy? It amazes me how even the varieties with no fat can still be incredibly rich. But the price? Ouch. Hmmm... It got me to thinking (because I'm shamelessly cheap but still crave high quality foods) if I couldn't make this stuff in my own kitchen.I can and I did.You do need a few odd but readily available things, like a small cooler, twine, and cheesecloth (or…See More
Apr 4, 2012
Lauren Klouda commented on Aliza Ess's blog post 'Backyard Rabbits in Baltimore'
"We recently processed both our litters... well honestly, this time my husband did all the processing. I am pregnant and a bit over emotional. I know it won't bother me when I am through this hormonal time. The rabbits didn't even know they…"
Jan 12, 2012
Pat Johnson commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"OK, Lets get back to this Lacto Fermenting stuff. Today I am starting a fermented pepper experiment. Simple enough, just add 3 tablespoons of canning salt to 1 quart of water, devide between 2 quart jars and add peppers, some onion and garlic and…"
May 16, 2011
Lauren Klouda commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"Sorry all... got lost in family stuff and sunshine. My 16 soon to be 17 year old stepson has been having a "racing" heart and he had the school nurse take his blood pressure. She said it was WAY to high... we took him to the doctor for a…"
May 10, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"Cornelia, so clear why you are an administrator of this site and I am some grumbly old grumble head hiding out in my backyard.  Good that everyone knows their strengths.  If Home Grown ever needs a bouncer give me a call."
May 10, 2011
Cornelia left a comment for Lauren Klouda
"Hi Lauren, Thank you SO much for sharing your useful and approachable skillshares! Your point about turning new people on to these skills is EXACTLY the kind of thing I'm trying to create more of here. You've been such a wonderful addition…"
May 10, 2011
Cornelia commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"Oh, you crazy kids. I turn my head for a minute and you go and get all luvvy with each other. Makes me smile, indeed. Carry on."
May 10, 2011
Pat Johnson commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"Lauren, it's been over a week since you posted the discussion. Have you tasted the femented cabbage that looked so wonderful in those jars yet?  I'm waiting to hear how it all turned out. Last time I made Sauerkraut I had enough room…"
May 10, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"I repeat.  Pat, you are my leader.  I cannot imagine taking (or making) all that stuff but I know it will be appreciated by all your fellow boat mates.   Blessed be the dude who can hook all this stuff up.  Hence forth to be…"
May 9, 2011
Pat Johnson commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"Cornelia, Harriet's picking on me! Seriously, I'm sitting here at the new Starbucks (MacDonald's with a 54 cent senior coffee & free WIFI) taking a break and re-reading some of  "The Joy of Pickling" by Linda…"
May 9, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"What site could I do that on?  And besides, I use crazy in the most beatnikky way possible.  You know......dig those CRAZY boats man."
May 9, 2011
Pat Johnson commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"Crazy boats!!!! I'm hurt and see no need to belittle my boat buiding skills on this site! "
May 9, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Lauren Klouda's blog post 'Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation'
"Pat, I'm rooting for the thread on making gun powder you colonial revolutionary you.  And when we go back to those days you can help me find the one smokehouse in old Virgininny that used nitrites.  Saltpeter - well, I think you might…"
May 9, 2011

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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Suburban Farmer
A bit about me:
I am a stay at home mom with a 1/2 acre in the suburbs. We have chickens, rabbits, dogs, and a cat. We hunt, fish, and grow a lot of food. I want to live intentionally, find happiness in what I have, bring something positive to the table, find time to be creative, and be a good friend, wife, daughter, mother, etc. I love to learn and I am always reading "how to" books. Non-fiction has been my favorite since a little girl. I hate ketchup but I like salsa. I wish I was a writer, but I am not sure why. I never make my bed but I plan on starting and I would rather stay up late and sleep in. The cold and dark combined paralyze me. My favorite season is summer.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
A mean venison chili is a family favorite.
Currently reading:
Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning, The Body Ecology Diet, a bunch of random magazines and baby books
Currently listening to:
The radio.
My latest DIY project:
Project home made green house from recycled materials. You can read about it on Two Blue Houses blog. This is just one of many DIY projects for the 2011 growing season. :)
Web site I recommend:
http://www.twobluehouses.blogspot.com

Lauren Klouda's Blog

Preserving Food: Lactic Fermentation



Finished jars now they only need to ferment for 5 to 7 days.


Several months ago, I stumbled across lactic fermenting. Honestly, I had no idea what that was. I had been planning on canning this fall. I… Continue

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 3:29pm — 40 Comments

Expectations: Planting Seeds





Who turns their living room into a green house?



Dirt covers my floors, couch, dining hutch, and end tables. Make shift seedling pots are over ever flat surface available. There are sour cream, yogurt, coffee cups, baby food containers, non-dairy coffee creamer jugs, peat pots, etc. anything I could get my hands… Continue

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:15am — 6 Comments

Suburban Chickens Arrived Today

Our second batch of chicks arrived today in our little suburb. Here are the details:





The call came from the post office.…
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Posted on March 23, 2011 at 10:37am

Homemade Greek Style Yogurt

Greek style yogurt is so popular right now. No wonder. Have you had a chance to pull back a shiny lid and indulge in that smooth delicacy? It amazes me how even the varieties with no fat can still be incredibly rich. But the price? Ouch. Hmmm... It got me to thinking (because I'm shamelessly cheap but still crave high quality foods) if I couldn't make this stuff in my own kitchen.
I can and I did.
You do need a few odd but readily available…
Continue

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

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At 10:23am on May 10, 2011, Cornelia said…

Hi Lauren,

Thank you SO much for sharing your useful and approachable skillshares! Your point about turning new people on to these skills is EXACTLY the kind of thing I'm trying to create more of here. You've been such a wonderful addition to the site - thank you for your contributions. :)

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