I live in Seattle and make all my own naturally leavened bread; I even grind my own flour. I came home to Boston yesterday for the holidays, with a carry on loaded with my flour mixes, to make lots of bread for my family. Alas! Despite my note to myself, I managed to forget the starter, without which ( of course) I'm sunk. I've asked my fave restaurant if they'll give me some, but if they're feeling proprietary, I'm SOL. Does anyone here have a good one they can offer up? I'd be happy to send you kefir grains when I get home, if you like....even better if you're in or near Needham, where my mom lives. Thank you!