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Forum: Traditional Foods   04-06-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By ChicoYaYa
My instinct would say to cut out all dairy for a...

My instinct would say to cut out all dairy for a minimum of 3 weeks. Then do a skin patch test overnight (put a dab of kefir on your wrist, let it dry, then check in the morning to see if you have...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-20-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By ChicoYaYa
I do not think JesKace is being over cautious......

I do not think JesKace is being over cautious... I might have a year ago, but that is when my external hard drive crashed, and now I have lost not just years, but decades of family photos that I had...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-08-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By ChicoYaYa
Heating raw milk to higher than 110-112°F seems...

Heating raw milk to higher than 110-112°F seems like defeating the purpose of using raw milk in the first place. If you are using fresh clean milk from a healthy source, there should be no reason to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-25-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,983
Posted By ChicoYaYa
Maybe this is not really the answer you are...

Maybe this is not really the answer you are looking for since we technically don't drink milk straight, but I make mine into yogurt and keifer and it stores longer. I have to consume my dairy...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-13-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By ChicoYaYa
Wow, that's pretty steep for locally...

Wow, that's pretty steep for locally pasture-raised chicken. I pay $12 per at my local FM. But comparing it to "store-bought", just to see if you like it... I think that would be akin to comparing...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-13-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,524
Posted By ChicoYaYa
Lots of good suggestions here, but I am going to...

Lots of good suggestions here, but I am going to approach it as if it were me... so, here's what I would do, given your pantry list:
Oven roast the 2 whole chickens with some salt and pepper as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-10-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By ChicoYaYa
Why I started homeschooling: I didn't like the...

Why I started homeschooling: I didn't like the idea of my child being raised by the state institution. AND, It took me out of the home too much working (or stressed out by babysitting a houseful of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-09-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,099
Posted By ChicoYaYa
almost $8.50 a half-gallon at the local health...

almost $8.50 a half-gallon at the local health food store. anywhere from $7 to $10 a gallon, depending on the cow share. (that's just the actual milk cost. gas to pick it up, the annual board and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-07-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 171
Posted By ChicoYaYa
I discovered a fascinating blog today... some of...

I discovered a fascinating blog today... some of you may already be aware of it, but it was new to me, so I figured I would pass along the info in case anyone else might be interested in looking...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-02-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By ChicoYaYa
I was extremely pleased to find that, although I...

I was extremely pleased to find that, although I have been diagnosed casein intolerant, I have NONE of the horrible symptoms that I have had in the past now that I am eating homemade yogurt from raw...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-02-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By ChicoYaYa
I use one of those superfine-mesh metal "coffee...

I use one of those superfine-mesh metal "coffee filters" to strain my whey and thicken up my homemade, raw milk yogurt. (Basically the same concept as the yogurt cheesemaker mentioned above.)
Whey...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-02-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,993
Posted By ChicoYaYa
If you have the option, look at your local...

If you have the option, look at your local Farmer's Market. Sometimes you can find locally grown, pasture-raised chickens available. I was appalled to learn that for chickens to legally be labeled...
Forum: Traditional Foods   02-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By ChicoYaYa
Usually, when I purchase a whole chicken from my...

Usually, when I purchase a whole chicken from my local farmer, it comes already cleaned. In fact, they don't even include the liver and gizzards because so many people throw them away! They do,...
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