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post #21 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjr
Coconut oil is a rich source of linoleic (sp?) acid which is found in bm.
I think you mean lauric acid
http://www.lauric.org/
post #22 of 90
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Yes, that's what I meant. I was tired. Thanks for the correction.
post #23 of 90
How is everybody doing?

I am going to need to order some more coconut oil. I got Tropical Traditions and I really liked it last time (first time buying coconut oil). What brand do you use?
post #24 of 90
I use Tropical Traditions too, and love it. I have a gallon of the virgin and expeller pressed as well as a quart of the concentrate for adding to dishes and smoothies.
post #25 of 90
I have just started using this one...

http://www.alphahealth.ca/coconut.html

It is available to purchase in Canada, unlike Tropical Traditions and its made the same way as TT.

I also use Omega Nutrition when I am low on funds.
post #26 of 90
Wow, that oil is expensive Mountain Mom! I'm still working on an order for the end of August. I'm just going to order some and when I bring it back if you would like some I would be happy to share. I love the TT brand. I just can't spend that much money, I may as well just pay the extra shipping on the TT. I'm also happy with the Omega Nutrition for basic cooking. I will be so happy to have TT in my pantry again though.
post #27 of 90
Mountain Mom, have you tried their freezed dried kefir? I was thinking of trying it. I'm using the intstant granuals right now, but their everlasting grains sound interesting.
post #28 of 90
I am currently useing the Jarro coconut oil.
post #29 of 90
We use Tropical Traditions and like it.


Doing well here. Busy with a kitchen remodel...still..
I can see why people hire designers and contractors.
post #30 of 90
Amanda, Good to see you. Can't wait to see pictures of your kitchen.

Cindy, I would be interested in hearing the details of the coconut oil pricing and availability again, as well what dates you are going south. Do you still have my email? Hope you summer is going well. Things are very busy here, so if it takes a few days for me to get back to you it more than likely means we are in the bush again.

Take care everyone!
post #31 of 90

Fyi

I got this in an email today ---

VIRGIN COCONUT OIL PINT SALE!!

You can now order our 16 oz. pint glass jars of organic Virgin Coconut Oil for only $7.99! To order go here: http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/vi...oconut_oil.htm

I dunno if this is cheaper than a gallon, but it still seems to be a good price.
post #32 of 90
I was looking at that yesterday, it is a little cheaper than by the gallon. I needed to make an order anyway. Thanks for posting, I was going to let everyone know too
post #33 of 90
Thread Starter 
Ahhh, we're back from all our travels. Time to get out of the sugar rut!

I've put up strawberries and raspberries, and am raiding the blackcap patches daily. I'm still enjoying cherries as well. Next week, we'll go pick blueberries. Yummmm!

Getting squash and swiss chard, lettuce,and zucchini out of the garden.

I love summer!

Thanks for the link to the coconut oil. I may purchase some more. I am finding that I really like using it in several of my baking recipes as well as cooking with it. Haven't made the leap to eating it straight, though!

My MIL is horrified that I am using the coconut oil. She is convinced that it is the worst oil in the world, that we should stay far far away from it. She doesn't believe me that EVCO is actually very good for the body. She is completely brainwashed with regard to fats in our diet.
post #34 of 90
speaking of EVCO....does the tropcial tradtions one taste like coconut? The two kinds I have tried do..and in some things that is great but in other...like eggs...the taste of coconut doesn't taste that good...
post #35 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobluegirl
speaking of EVCO....does the tropcial tradtions one taste like coconut? The two kinds I have tried do..and in some things that is great but in other...like eggs...the taste of coconut doesn't taste that good...
If you get expeller-pressed instead of evco, then there is very little coconut flavor.
post #36 of 90
I have a question for you moms who make homemade kefir. I just did my first batch of goat milk kefir with powdered culture. I really expected it to be more sour, it's only slightly sour and slightly thicker than milk. I started with pasteurized goat milk and boiled it, let it cool to luke warm, added the culture and let it sit for two days (it's very warm here now). It hasn't been 48 hours yet, but I really thought it would be more sour.

Does kefir have a different flavor than yogurt? I know it's supposed to be more liquid, but I thought the taste would be the same.

Anyway, if I've done something wrong please tell me so I can do it right next time.

Thanks!
post #37 of 90
my guess is you didn't let it sit long enough..the longer it sits the tarter and thicker it gets. Also you don't have to boil it.
post #38 of 90
I have been using the powder with goat milk and it's very thin, kind of like whipped cream in consistancy. It's also not as tart or yeasty as my live kefir grain batches. I actually prefer this taste to the live taste.
post #39 of 90
I actually didn't mean to boil it, I just left it too long and it started to boil.

So the powder does make the kefir thinner? I really thought it would be more sour. Does that mean there's not as many live bacteria as the more sour tasting kefir? And how long can you let it sit? I thought 48 hours was the upper limit, but if I were to let it go longer, would it be more sour?

Sorry for all the questions, this is my first time. I'll get it eventually I'm sure!
post #40 of 90
Hey gals. I feel like I just had a baby, a virtual baby that is. This sort of baby won't zap you of your B-vitamins, unless you get overly stressed by it of course. You'll find the new baby in my signature. It's totally OT.
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