Welcome to Our Healing Roots, a blog exploring natural medicine that returns us to the roots of health and wellbeing. Our Healing Roots, LLC, is a private natural healthcare practice and experiential learning center that advocates the safe use of integrated, natural medicine. Many healing ways have gone by the wayside with the advent of conventional medicine. While it is important to receive professional medical advice for serious conditions, there are many things we can do at home to prevent disease and maintain our health. The Latin word for doctor is docere, which means to be a teacher. Our Healing Roots wholehearted embraces the importance of teaching in healthcare, so that people feel empowered about their health and wellbeing. More information about this business can be found at www.ourhealingroots.net.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Upcoming Yogurt and Soft Cheese Class

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I greeted this morning's chilly dawn with a drive out to a farm for fresh milk. This morning, I have been practicing making yogurt, long-form mozzarella, and an a salty African-style soft cheese called domiati. I write this entry now as I wait for the curd to form.
What exactly is curd and whey? In the process of cheese making, the milk solids form the curds, which eventually are pressed into what we know as cheese. Then, there is a yellowish clear liquid that forms called whey. This is typically drained off and can be used for many other functions, such as whey protein powder, to increase protein content in foods, to make ricotta cheese, or to appease the farm animals.
On April 14th, Our Healing Roots, LLC, will be offering a class in making yogurt and soft cheese. You can find out more information about this class by visiting my website at www.ourhealingroots.net, or e-mail me at office@ourhealingroots.net.
We'll the timer is going off, and it's time to go check the curd...

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