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  • Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
    She.. does. (looks round for hidden webcam Paleobird must have secretly installed)
    You'll never find it. I disguised it cleverly. Muahahah.

    I've always wanted to try making my own kombucha, kefir, kraut, etc. but I am a bit chicken about fermenting things. I get scared I'm going to poison myself with some deadly bacterial growth or something.
    Your wife's education in biochem must be very helpful to her.

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    • It's super easy (says the person who doesn't do it). Kombucha in particular is pretty easy to grow. The hardest bit is probably finding a friend who has a starter culture or organism you can start with.

      And I don't know that the biochem background is that necessary for making things (anyone can do it with Nourishing Traditions). It's been more useful in sifting through the various theories and misinformation as we're working out what is good and what is snake-oil on our primal journey.
      Last edited by magicmerl; 06-18-2012, 05:41 PM.
      Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

      Griff's cholesterol primer
      5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
      Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
      TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
      bloodorchid is always right

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      • Well the biochem degree isn't strictly necessary it's just that she probably feels more comfortable with things bubbling in jars around the kitchen than I do.

        Speaking of snake oil and mis-information. Cancer is not a fungus. Why do some people not get this?

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        • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
          What you are cooking sounds more like a kafloutie (sp?) . I think you need to have just enough of the egg/dairy mix to hold everything together but the largest volume in the pan should be the veggies/meats.
          Hmm, perhaps that's where I'm going wrong. What I put in depends on whatever's in the fridge (sometimes not much). And I do love lotsa eggs!

          And thank you for inspiring a sudden craving for cherry clafoutis ... bad Paleobird!
          I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

          Oscar Wilde

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          • Originally posted by Sigi View Post
            Hmm, perhaps that's where I'm going wrong. What I put in depends on whatever's in the fridge (sometimes not much). And I do love lotsa eggs!

            And thank you for inspiring a sudden craving for cherry clafoutis ... bad Paleobird!
            Clafoutis with a C. Ah, that's how it's spelled and why my search wasn't working. Why on earth would you want to put cherries in one when you could put bacon, cheese, and onions? I've always gone more for the savory than the sweet I guess.

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            • All of this food talk is kind of difficult for me as I am on day two of a three day fast. I decided to join Nady and the others on the fasting thread and give it a try. I've done 48 hours before with relative ease but this time I'm going for 72 just to see.

              So, no food porn pic for you guys until later this week.

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              • So 48 hours of the 72 hour fast completed and I feel pretty good. I got stuff done today without feeling weak or anything. (I had a new set of deck chairs and a table delivered and today I finally dragged them up to the deck up a flight of stairs.

                Dad had a podiatry appointment today. It seems to be standard procedure for anyone with diabetes to get a referral to podiatry. But the doctor today basically gave him a tube of Lotrimin for athletes foot and a jar of skin lotion for dryness. And they want Dad to get fitted for these special diabetic shoes that cradle your tootsies in padded comfort. Dad isn't having any of that. I can see if someone had really advanced neuropathy so bad that they could hurt their feet and not feel it, those shoes could be helpful. Also Dad has calluses on his feet that the doctor tried to remove and Dad told him to stop. He has calluses because he walks and works in the garden. Calluses serve a protective function. Not everybody needs to have baby soft feet.

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                • It sounds like your dad knows what he is doing. I'm glad the two of you are getting to spend so much time together. 72 hour fast? Damn, I am impressed.

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                  • Your dad sounds pretty on to it.
                    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

                    Griff's cholesterol primer
                    5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
                    Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
                    TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
                    bloodorchid is always right

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                    • Yep, Dad is not one to just meekly do something because a person in a whiter coat says so. In addition to having been the world's greatest Dad (IMUO the U for Unbiased), he is also a really good friend. He helped me with my "some assembly required" patio furniture today making sure I got the washer on under the nut.

                      I picture the elders of a Grokian tribe spending more time around the cave instead of out on the hunt but still making themselves useful by sharpening spears or dressing hides. At 86, Dad is far from being helpless or useless.

                      I'm so pleased that we are getting him off some of his meds. I have noticed a significant uptick in mental alertness and memory retention since we got him off the BP pills. The listed side effects always start out with "Dizziness, drowsiness.....". I wonder how many elderly people are walking around in a pharmaceutically induced brain fog.

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                      • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                        Why on earth would you want to put cherries in one when you could put bacon, cheese, and onions? I've always gone more for the savory than the sweet I guess.
                        Um, because clafoutis is a traditional French dessert (de Limoge, je pense) usually made with cherries, which is damn good, believe me. Though I think it's even better with something more tart, like raspberries. Start mucking around with bacon, cheese and onions and you've got yourself a ... quiche! LOL

                        But yes, I too prefer savoury over sweet most of the time.
                        Last edited by Sigi; 06-20-2012, 06:44 AM. Reason: typo
                        I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                        Oscar Wilde

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                        • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                          Yep, Dad is not one to just meekly do something because a person in a whiter coat says so. In addition to having been the world's greatest Dad (IMUO the U for Unbiased), he is also a really good friend. He helped me with my "some assembly required" patio furniture today making sure I got the washer on under the nut.

                          I picture the elders of a Grokian tribe spending more time around the cave instead of out on the hunt but still making themselves useful by sharpening spears or dressing hides. At 86, Dad is far from being helpless or useless.

                          I'm so pleased that we are getting him off some of his meds. I have noticed a significant uptick in mental alertness and memory retention since we got him off the BP pills. The listed side effects always start out with "Dizziness, drowsiness.....". I wonder how many elderly people are walking around in a pharmaceutically induced brain fog.
                          Isn't that the truth. Physicians should be made to read the product disclosure aloud each time they prescribe
                          Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.

                          Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine

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                          • Originally posted by peril View Post
                            Isn't that the truth. Physicians should be made to read the product disclosure aloud each time they prescribe
                            Are you still medicated at all after your heart troubles or have you been able to kick the pills?

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                            • Originally posted by Sigi View Post
                              Um, because clafoutis is a traditional French dessert (de Limoge, je pense) usually made with cherries, which is damn good, believe me. Though I think it's even better with something more tart, like raspberries. Start mucking around with bacon, cheese and onions and you've got yourself a ... quiche! LOL

                              But yes, I too prefer savoury over sweet most of the time.
                              Oooh. My neighbors keep giving us blackberries since they have more than they can eat right now. I bet that would make a good clafoutis.

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                              • Clafoutis is amazing. I've only ever made it with cherry but it's like a sinister pancake. So good.

                                I've heard of primal/paleo versions, but I'm afraid to try. The one I made in my pre-primaleo days is just so tasty.
                                Steph
                                My Primal Meanderings

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