Clarified Butter (Ghee)

As part of GAPS we have given up dairy for six weeks, however, we still get to have ghee! Clarified butter is sometimes called ghee, however ghee is made differently--both are pure butterfat without the milk solids that regular butter has. I had never made ghee/clarified butter before, but it was very easy. I had [...]


Raw Pastured vs Conventional Dairy

...there were pockets of extremely healthy, long-lived people scattered about the earth who used dairy products in various forms as the staple of their diets — further evidence that milk and its by-products were amongst the most healthful foods man has ever encountered. -Tom Cowan, MD, Raw Milk Do you ever wonder if weaned humans [...]

Cultured Butter & Buttermilk

I love Kerrygold butter so much that it would seem pointless to make my own butter, except for the reason that raw butter is healthier, especially if it's cultured. Culturing increases the enzyme and vitamin content. I tend to make everything in smaller quantities than is recommended in Nourishing Traditions, which pretty much calls for [...]

The Virtues of Butter

This post covers part of the Introduction of Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. Opinions are mine unless indicated otherwise. *** Ah, butter. Don't we all love it? And yet, so many of us stretch it thin, scraping a fraction of a teaspoon on a slice of toast, or drizzling such a tiny amount on our popcorn [...]