HerthElde, sorry to hear about your grandpa. I hope for the best for you all.
welldone, I would love to hear how your grandma makes her kimchi. Any tips you can share?
gardenmommy, the family I get my milk from makes ice cream by whipping their cream, adding sweetener and vanilla or cocoa, and then freezing it. I have an icecream maker, so haven't tried it this way, but they say it works very nicely.
Anywho, I have a couple questions. First, I started making yogurt earlier in the week, and it was going to be 24 hr yogurt, but I sort of forgot about it sitting there quietly wrapped in it's heating pad, and it ended up being more like 36 hr. yogurt. It looks fine, but I haven't tasted it yet. Has anyone else done this? I'm assuming it's fine to eat, just more "cultured" but thought I'd ask here for input.
Also, I'm wondering about cocoa vs carob. Is one healthier than the other? Is there anything wrong with eating cocoa? How was it used traditionally?
Thought I'd add that I lent my NT cookbook to my folks, which I'm really excited about. My dad had a heart attack a couple of years ago, and my parents have since been bombarded with all the politically correct type diet stuff. They're very interested that I'm feeding my family whole milk and making butter and sauerkraut, cooking with fat, etc, so I think it will really appeal to them and I hope it will help them continue to improve their health. We are surrounded by relatives right now who are sick with diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc., so it is very heartening that my parents have such an open-mindedness towards something that really could help them.