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post #21 of 60
... you watch your kids mowing down on duck cracklings as if they're candy

... you're watching the neighbours kids for a day and offer them warm milk after tobagganing and they stare at you with their mouths open bc your milk is in a ginormous glass jar and then are even more dumbfounded when you proceed to heat it gently in a water bath on the stove ("what, you don't even have a microwave, are you kidding?")

... when your kids try the fermented grape cooler and declare that "this must be what that grape pop that I've seen in a can tastes like"

... when you used to be vegan but now open your fridge and it's full of milk, cream, dozens and dozens of eggs, and there's a chicken carcass defrosting on the counter
post #22 of 60
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aw... I still have a hard time with those carcasses (former veg too) but i must say they make great stock and gravy!
post #23 of 60
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aw... I still have a hard time with those carcasses (former veg too) but i must say they make great stock and gravy!
I do too

But I try to be as non-emotional about it as possible. Needless to say, the handling time for that chicken I cook is about less than 1 minute
post #24 of 60
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You're at a baby shower and someone who doesn't know you very well offers your child a bite of their cake and you sprint across the room to throw yourself in front of the forkful of cake to intervene just in time to keep your child from eating it. :
: I've done that. But, I've also saved my children by falling on junk food with my mouth. Run children run!!
post #25 of 60
1) When you make room in your pantry for all the coconut oil that you have.

2)When the kids ask for kefir (dairy or juice) all the time that it almost drives
crazy.

3)When you convert recipes you see somewhere (online, magazine, etc.) almost instantly, making them TF friendly.

4)You read labels in the grocery store and the words low-fat seem unhealthy.
post #26 of 60
Your 3yo asks for "liber crackers" (liver pate), " 'bucha" (kombucha), and "pickle salad" (saurkraut) for lunch.
post #27 of 60
When you come home and pull into the garage and notice two huge slabs of pork bellies in plastic bags, plus a bag full of pork back fat, laying on the concrete garage floor to keep cold...and you venture on inside the house to find your DH drooling over his new "Charcuterie" book and mumbling excitedly about making homemade bacon! and pancetta! and salted pork!

In that same vein...when your DH calls you in a state of absolute ecstasy from a gourmet foods store because he finally found a supply of hog casings for making homemade sausages.

When you get up in the morning and just can't decide whether to fry your eggs in butter, coconut oil, duck fat, or lard.

When your just-turned-teenage daughter stands in front of the open fridge door, surveying the glass bottles of kombucha and raw milk and buttermilk and kefir, and the containers of duck fat and lard you rendered yourself, and the raw milk cheeses and homemade bacon and leftover roasted beef heart, and the duck carcass waiting to be made into broth, and cartons of chicken broth and beef broth and says, "We have a very abnormal fridge!"

When your kids roll their eyes every time they see a margarine commercial and say, "Yeah, like that fake stuff is really healthy."
post #28 of 60
...when one of the first phrases your DD said was "more kelp mama!! more kelp!!!"

...when you're the person all your friends turn to when they get gifts of, say, elk bits from well-meaning relatives.

...when your DD refers to CLO as "yummies"

...when your DD's favourite food is "fish balls" (aka marinated salmon roe)

...when you have a hard time justifying giving the dog ANY "scrap" meat, because you really could use it in a stock

...when you have the phone number for your HFS's egg supplier above your phone because you heard she might sell her laying hens for stew when they're too old

...when your fridge looks like a cross between an agricultural research station's cold storage, a science experiment and a produce cooler.
post #29 of 60
When your child can't find a packaged anything to bring to health class to anylyze the nutrition content (class project).

When your little one announces at school that the family drinks lobster juice for breakfast (CLO!).
post #30 of 60
when your nursing 3 yo looks up at you and says "Mommy's nursies taste like pastured milk"
post #31 of 60
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when your nursing 3 yo looks up at you and says "Mommy's nursies taste like pastured milk"


My almost-3-yo recently had to go off milk, due to an allergy. (Got pasteurized crap from my MIL and now he's even allergic to raw.) He still laughs at me when I tell him my milk is MILK. He thinks that's the biggest joke. Mine is "boob" and anything in a sippy cup is "milk."
post #32 of 60
what are your ds's symptoms of milk allergy? My ds recently had some pasteurized skim milk (thanks DH!), and it burned his bum. Now I'm worried he's allergic to his raw milk, too. He's been coughing and congested, which has me flustered since he so rarely gets sick. Of course, he could just have a virus.

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My almost-3-yo recently had to go off milk, due to an allergy. (Got pasteurized crap from my MIL and now he's even allergic to raw.) He still laughs at me when I tell him my milk is MILK. He thinks that's the biggest joke. Mine is "boob" and anything in a sippy cup is "milk."
post #33 of 60
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...when one of the first phrases your DD said was "more kelp mama!! more kelp!!!"

...when you're the person all your friends turn to when they get gifts of, say, elk bits from well-meaning relatives.

...when your DD refers to CLO as "yummies"

...when your DD's favourite food is "fish balls" (aka marinated salmon roe)

...when you have a hard time justifying giving the dog ANY "scrap" meat, because you really could use it in a stock

...when you have the phone number for your HFS's egg supplier above your phone because you heard she might sell her laying hens for stew when they're too old

...when your fridge looks like a cross between an agricultural research station's cold storage, a science experiment and a produce cooler.

Dh reffering to certain things in our fridge: "what is all this stufff?"

When the majority of things you buy are INGREDIENTS, not finished products. So much so , that the kids try to search the fridge all day long, relentlessly hopeful , and all they come up with is cheese, carrots, and the like.
post #34 of 60
When the waitress brings the bread basket and ds says in a very loud voice "why did she put plastic (margarine) in here?"

When my boys came up with a RAP about chemicals in food - something to do w/ citric acid and TBHQ...

when my poor ds thought he was saving my friend's life by explaining to her how dangerous diet coke is... - He still does not understand that everyone does not want to KNOW.

When other ds can finish of the skins from two roasted chickens and still ask for more!!

When every night as a family we line up oj and clo shooters... and because of all of this:

When ds finally has rosy cheeks for the 1st time and is six years old!!

I LOVE YOU GUYS - THANKS for all YOUR SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
post #35 of 60
ha ha my 7 year old wrote a song about organic whole foods sprouting from the earth...i'm gonna u tube it! So cute! He plays his guitar while singing...

Milk snobs- When your kids refuse to drink pasturized milk and KNOW the difference. Ask if their beef is grass fed and refuse ravoli at nanas bcus it came from a can. I love it!

You dont shop at a regular grocery store.
post #36 of 60
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...when your fridge looks like a cross between an agricultural research station's cold storage, a science experiment and a produce cooler.
EXACTLY!!!
post #37 of 60
... When you purposely introduce bacteria to your food.
... When you don't blink an eye mixing raw egg yolks and cultured dairy that's been sitting out for days into a salad dressing.
... When you're happier if your farmer friend says, "I didn't have time to refrigerate these eggs after collecting them this morning."
post #38 of 60
when you dont tell your relatives "exactly" whats in your recipe because they'd never try it if they knew it had, gasp, raw egg yolks in the key lime pie. i made some soaked muesli the other day and brought soem to my mother who says she's been having digestive issues lately, she said thanks and then whispered "it's not going to make me sick is it?".
post #39 of 60
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You dont shop at a regular grocery store.

yeah, this is a big one! The only things I ever go to Safeway for are the movie machine(not very often), and koolaid for dyeing wool yarn.
post #40 of 60
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Or when you go to the "regular" grocery store and are truly shocked, overwhelmed and flabbergasted at what you see there
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