where to find kefir November 15 2012, 2 Comments

Kefir on the shelf at Hy-Vee in Mason City

Not to be confused with this Kiefer, although if my fridge were full of Kiefer and not kefir, that would make things very interesting, indeed.

But if you're looking for some kefir for your fridge, you can find Lifeway kefir locally at Hy-Vee in Mason City. Bill's Family Foods in Forest City just started carrying it, but they don't carry the plain version yet.

In case you don't know what kefir is, it's a cultured, enzyme-rich food filled with friendly micro-organisms that help balance your “inner ecosystem.” It's more nutritious and therapeutic than yogurt, supplying complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins.

how to make kari lefse October 16 2012, 0 Comments

Kari lefse is a type of Norwegian food made with flour, butter, kefir, sugar, sour cream and hornsalt. It has a filling of butter, sugar, brown cheese and sour cream. A round ends up looking like a big burrito.


Kari lefse with filling.

The round is folded over once.

Then it's folded over twice.

Then it's sliced and served.

We package and sell Kari lefse locally. For more information, check our catering page.