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post #142 of 346
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Seeing as I missed the last get together I am wondering if there is another planned for Dec?
post #143 of 346
There is a December meet scheduled... It's supposed to be at my house, if people aren't too afraid of my small child hazards.

I can't do it Wednesday, December 3rd. But I am open for Wednesday, December 10th or Thursday, December 4th.

ALSO: I know I mentioned some sort of fabric craft, but I am having trouble coming up with something EASY, FAST and SAFE :
I thought maybe I'd change gears entirely and do something that is ALSO useful for the month of December:

A SOUP SWAP

Who's with me? :
post #144 of 346
Julie- I can do Weds Dec 10th, but only after work. Maybe I can switch my schedule that day for another.

What would a soup swap entail?
post #145 of 346
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Julie- I can do Weds Dec 10th, but only after work. Maybe I can switch my schedule that day for another.

What would a soup swap entail?
Let's plan on Wednesday, December 10th then!

Basically we all bring the same amount of one kind of home made soup (6 one quart containers) and go home with 6 different ones for the freezer!
If everyone is interested in doing this, I will send out more extensive info.

I was actually thinking about doing a soup swap in January because Saturday, January 24, 2009 is National Soup Swap Day. Maybe I still will!

We certainly don't have to do a soup swap if it isn't something that suits the group. I can go back to procrastinating about fabric.
post #146 of 346
I am all in for Dec. 10!

A soup swap sounds like fun but we may want to arrange that as a separate event among those of similar dietary guidelines. I wouldn't want to leave anyone out and I know that my family would take a loooooooooong time to make use of 6 quarts of vegan soup.: But definitely up for the idea!

I think you mentioned soap before too... I've always wanted to experiment with soap making but have never gotten around to it. Soaps make nice christmas gifts or salves are always good for winter... do you do salves?

Jennifer - Thanks for the oregano!!!!
post #147 of 346
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Alyssa-
I am so glad you got it!!

I got my scobbie and am still needing to find it a good home. I have put it in the fridge and my DH has suggested feeding it some sugar. Is that a good idea? I hope to have it in a jar and fermenting by Sunday but don't want it to die before then.

Wednesdays may become difficult for me in that I have a kiddo stay till 3pm at my preschool. However it is not every wednesday so I will try and be there. I so missed seeing everyone at the last one and really dont want to miss another.
post #148 of 346
Dec 10th sounds good. Soup swap sounds great!! Soup is one of my favorite foods and I enjoy making it. : Oh, We made homemade laundry detergent and it works well, even on cloth dipes.
post #149 of 346
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A soup swap sounds like fun but we may want to arrange that as a separate event among those of similar dietary guidelines. I wouldn't want to leave anyone out and I know that my family would take a loooooooooong time to make use of 6 quarts of vegan soup.: But definitely up for the idea!
very good point! We wouldn't make use of non-vegan soup here.

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Oh, We made homemade laundry detergent and it works well, even on cloth dipes.
what a great idea!
post #150 of 346
Soap FTW. I'm not going to do lye soap with the babies around though. We can discuss the process. It's not that hard. I will have some melt & pour available so that we can take a vegetable oil soap (olive most likely) essential oils of your choice, flowers/herbs/oats of choice additions, pour into the mold of your choice (gotta find them), put in the freezer wah lah, mostly-handcrafted soap ready before you leave. :
Bath salts are inexpensive and easy to make too.
Crystal, will you bring your laundry soap recipe?

Sourdough question for anyone: I'm attempting my OWN starter from scratch. Good idea? Bad idea? Does anyone HAVE sourdough to share if I'm insane for trying?
How about kefir? Anyone have kefir grains? :
Help me, after my successful batch of kombucha, I've gone on a non-alcoholic (for a change) fermenting rampage. Thanks for the addiction Alyssa... no, really, THANKS!

Anyone here a cast iron cooking fan? :
post #151 of 346
Yeah soap!

Julie - Your welcome! I'm quite happy with my addiction as well!

Maybe we could meet a little later than normal so LizzyQ and Jennifer can make it. Like from 3 to 6 or something... what do you think? Does that cut to close to dinnertime?

Jennifer - your scoby should be fine in the fridge for a few more days, I don't think that adding sugar will do much good in the fridge as it sort of goes into hybernation. Also, your first ferment may take a couple of extra days for the scoby to kind of wake up.

I would love a sourdough starter and kefir grains too if anyone has a line on any...

Sarah - how's your sourdough going? Do you have enough starter to bring with you to share?
post #152 of 346
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Maybe we could meet a little later than normal so LizzyQ and Jennifer can make it. Like from 3 to 6 or something... what do you think? Does that cut to close to dinnertime?
3:00 is perfect for me.
post #153 of 346
Yay for us!

our get-togethers are beautiful and fun!!! I love bringing MDC to life...

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post #154 of 346
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3pm would be great for me too!!! And again I might be able to make an earlier time too if necessary!
post #155 of 346
3pm Wednesday, December 10th at my house! :


I got an email today from a woman in Mapleton with kefir grains.
post #156 of 346
Woohoo! Where's Mapleton?
post #157 of 346
Mapleton is in Utah County. I just need to make a little trip down there.

I have SOURDOUGH!!! I made the starter myself and used it for the first time this morning. Sourdough English Muffins. : Yes, they WERE delicious! Made a huge batch and stuck them in the freezer.

So... if anyone wants LOCAL WILD SOURDOUGH starter... lemme know. I encouraged it in the beginning with Goji berries. Dunno if it helped or if it even mattered, but I'm quite happy with the results so far.

I'm on round 3 of the Kombucha... YAY FOR DRIED BLUEBERRIES! I'm liking that flavor best, I think, out of the things I've tried so far.

I don't know if this is even allowed, but is anyone interested in some Discovery Toys? I'm hostessing a toy party on December 2nd at 7pm, if anyone is in the market... Guaranteed delivery before the holidays. I figure it's a good way to get some reduced priced stuff for the kids. Let me know!!!
post #158 of 346
::I have KEFIR GRAINS! ::

that is all.
post #159 of 346
Wow, Julie, you're DOIN' IT!! I love to hear about it!

I would LOVE to have some wild, local, sourdough starter (and I'm sure I'm not the only one!)!!!

post #160 of 346
uh huh! me too! would love some kefir grains and sourdough starter that is!

way to go lady!
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