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post #61 of 117
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Originally Posted by The Hidden Life
Tuesday: drive to natural foods store and buy bottled kombucha for the week (*Need to finally take the plunge and order a starter, as I've gotten my husband hooked on this too and it's now a $30 a week habit!*)
LeeAnn, did you know that you can grow your own mushroom from the sediment in bottled kombucha? I read about this somewhere (on this board, I think), and decided to give it a try. It took a couple of days for a big friendly mushroom to form, but then we had an endless supply of almost-free kombucha, with no shipping cost.

You just follow the normal directions, but substitute about 1/2 cup of bottled kombucha for the mushroom. I used G.T.'s Kombucha from Whole Foods, but I think any unpasteurized brand with "gunk" floating in it would work.
post #62 of 117
Thread Starter 
Stock in on as we speak and my yougurt and yougurt cheese are done for the week, crispy nuts are done and craut is started.

All that is left for me is to

1) Change over kefirs
2) place grain order
3) make chicken rice soup

Yipee!
post #63 of 117
Today I have a batch of sourdough-potato bread rising. I started it last night. I just have to check on my pickles and krauts, and then do some menu planning for the rest of the week and make a grocery list.

I haven't seen in anyone's posts anything about making wine/beer/cider/etc. Has anyone got a batch of booze brewing? I think I might try making some mead or cider. I love a good glass of wine. Would like to know what recipes have worked for others.
post #64 of 117
I made crispy almonds by drying them behind the wood stove. It took two days – though the air is very dry, the temperature doesn’t stay consistently high, particularly through the night.

Tended the kefir and the orange drink. Put on some yogurt this morning.

I made the “Orange Cake” recipe from NT – it’s now brewing for another day. The big taste test will be tomorrow on my 36th birthday. So far it looks really cool and smells like honey. It’s basically a pound cake with soaked flour (so more of a sourdough). After baking for over two hours (!) and cooling, you put a honey-orange juice-lemon juice-brandy sauce over it and let it sit for 1-2 days. It will probably sit for about 36 hours before we dig in.

Leftovers for dinner, thank goodness.

Hibou – we haven’t brewed our own hooch yet, but my husband just came back with a big container of honey for honey wine. So he’s got plans, but we’ll see when it actually gets made.
post #65 of 117
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GALE FORCE !!!
May it be your happiest yet.

Its so neat watching ladies here grow.

Peace
Colleen
post #66 of 117
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Originally Posted by intentfulady
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GALE FORCE !!!
May it be your happiest yet.

Awww. Thank you!
post #67 of 117
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Originally Posted by Hibou
I haven't seen in anyone's posts anything about making wine/beer/cider/etc. Has anyone got a batch of booze brewing? I think I might try making some mead or cider. I love a good glass of wine. Would like to know what recipes have worked for others.
I posted a couple mead recipes I've used:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...73#post2693773

Mandy
post #68 of 117
Thanks Mandy!
post #69 of 117
Well, today I have to:
reduce stock (too watery, didn't set properly)
feed sourdough starter


and


play with my new KitchenAid mixer

I also have a lot of sewing/cutting/etc to do, but dh is working until 10 again tonight :/ so I don't know how much I'm going to be able to do *sigh*
post #70 of 117
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Originally Posted by HerthElde
play with my new KitchenAid mixer
woohoo!!! KitchenAid is the best!

Let's see. My mom, husband, and I whipped out lunch and dinner this morning in under an hour. We've got a crockpot full of lamb for dinner and will have some bones for broth later. We'll add a salad from the garden or some leftover bokchoy from last night. Lunch is shoulder steak cut about 1/8 inch think rolled up around onions, bell peppers, and cheese. The steak is dressed in mustard first. It's my mom's own spin-off of the German "roladen" dish. It's also got some chili powder on top and will be swimming in enchilada sauce by the time we're done. Mmmm. It's not 100% NT, but I can smell it now and just thought I'd brag.
post #71 of 117
We got a kitchenaid mixer for our wedding and haven't used it nearly enough to justify the cost :, so maybe you guys can give me some ideas of what to do with it. NT-type recipes would be great!

I made my first kefir smoothie today using kefired coconut milk, oj, blueberries, and banana. Mmmm it was berry nice! Also got together with a friend and made some kimchi using the recipe from Wild Fermentation. I put some soaked pecans in the oven to dry. I really want to make the Christmas pecans- I've been craving something sweet now and then.

Gale Force, that rouladen sounds so good!
I think I better go eat something....
post #72 of 117
Thread Starter 
Lets see, today was market day so tonight once I get off here I will....

-make youghurt
-make youghurt cheese
-soak flour for pancakes in the am

I got some elk bones at the market for stock this week. Should be interesting!

post #73 of 117
Well, I just cleaned out my deepfreeze this morning; I find it's always amazing how much food can be hiding in there! So now I'm just doing some meal planning for the rest of the week. I was so excited to find a couple big bags of garden tomatoes- I just finished up the last of my canned ones this week, so now I can make some fresh sauce and can or freeze it to get us through a couple more months. I also found a bison roast, so I can make some more jerky. I found a few things that I'd prepared double batches of and frozen- so that will make for some easy meals.
post #74 of 117
Forgot to add- I was looking into local prices today for natural chicken and found that I can get a bag of chicken soup bones for $1, and also 1 lb. of chicken hearts or livers for $2! (So guess what's going into meatballs :LOL...I guess that kitchenaid meat grinder attachment will come in handy afterall!)
post #75 of 117
Oooh, where? At the co-op? Don't forget if you catch the justbeef guy at the farmer's market at the end of the day, you can get a whole beef liver for $2.

I have to:
-start some yogurt dough for cookie experiment
-soak some lentils (also for cookies)
-make my potassium broth
-start potatoes&wheat soaking for NT lefse experiment

Hopefully I can get it all done - my bowl is stuck to my kitchenaid mixer and I won't be able to get it off until dh gets home.

Hey, look, new smileys!
post #76 of 117
Thread Starter 
This is what I have done:
Made four fantastic loaves of sourdough bread...so good
Turned my 4 litres of milk into tzakiti, youghurt, and whey
Changed all my kefirs over


What I need to do:
Make elk stock
make carob sunflower brownies

Doing good on the food prep.
post #77 of 117
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Originally Posted by HerthElde
Oooh, where? At the co-op? Don't forget if you catch the justbeef guy at the farmer's market at the end of the day, you can get a whole beef liver for $2.
Pine View has the chicken bones and organ meats- they are out of town but if you make the trip out, you'll save some $$$. We go north to visit my folks quite a bit, so it's sort of on the way. My mom didn't have chickens this year, so I think I'll buy a few roasters from them.

What have you used the beef liver for? Just looking for ideas. Liver is the one food I just can't eat "straight up". I would have to do *something* with it!

Well, my jerky is in the dehydrator today. I'm cooking down my tomato sauce. Not much else. Soup from frozen stock today for supper, so that's pretty easy.
post #78 of 117
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Originally Posted by Hibou
What have you used the beef liver for? Just looking for ideas. Liver is the one food I just can't eat "straight up". I would have to do *something* with it!
So far liver and onions. We also made the liver dumpling soup and I really like it, but if you don't like liver you may not. Have you tried the NT Liver and Onions recipe? I always hated liver and so did dh until we made it like that - now we love it! You can easily break up liver in a food processor or blender and add it to ground beef for meatloaf, tacos or whatever.

Today I have:
-changed over kefir
I have to:
-Divide sourdough bread into loaves to let rise
-Grind soaked lentils
-mix cookie dough and bake cookies
-make almond butter
-make Macaroons
Tonight:
-make tomorrow's breakfast smoothies

And can I just say how sick I am of doing taxes and where does the stupid RPP contribution go anyway?! ARGH Is it an RRSP - cuz I don't know!??!! I have to see what I did last year.
post #79 of 117
Thread Starter 
Off topic a lot: HerthElde: Are you a Pantera fan?


Today I will:
Start a Sauercraut
Change my water kefir
make soup from last weeks chicken stock(tiny freezer here)
Hopefully have time for sunflower brownies

Tomorrow:
Change over juice kefir
Start a new sourdough starter
Pick up some almonds for crispy nuts
post #80 of 117
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Originally Posted by mountain mom
Off topic a lot: HerthElde: Are you a Pantera fan?
Also OT - OMG YES - Did you hear about Dimebag Darrell?!!!! Lotta crazies in the world
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