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Forum: Traditional Foods   12-27-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By ginnybee
We've made milk kefir for a few years and I...

We've made milk kefir for a few years and I still can't drink it straight.  Kefir cheese - forget about it.  I use it in smoothies frequently but it tastes gross by itself.  Different from the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-27-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,218
Posted By ginnybee
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by provocativa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1370471/the-benefits-of-blackstrap-molasses#post_17206418)
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Forum: Traditional Foods   05-31-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By ginnybee
Taquitos sound great.  My sole taquito...

Taquitos sound great.  My sole taquito experience was processed junk from the freezer - they were pretty yummy, I remember.  Do you have a recipe for the real thing?
Forum: Allergies   05-03-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By ginnybee
Never mind.  It is a bug.  The baby has it,...

Never mind.  It is a bug.  The baby has it, too.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif
Forum: Allergies   05-02-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By ginnybee
I don't think it's the juice.  They have less...

I don't think it's the juice.  They have less (usually 1/2 cup) than a cup a day - always diluted and/or with a stir-in.  The ND prescribed probiotics & glutamine powder and sometimes I mix nettle...
Forum: Allergies   05-01-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By ginnybee
A little over a week ago, I learned of the big...

A little over a week ago, I learned of the big kids' allergies and made the appropriate dietary changes.  The boy (5) and girl (3) and both allergic to eggs & dairy (all Igg allergies, btw.)  The...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-28-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By ginnybee
Thanks, everyone.  Bone broth - yes.  I try to...

Thanks, everyone.  Bone broth - yes.  I try to use it whenever I can.  Nettle infusion was a good reminder.  I infused it with a few chunks of ginger to cut the grassy taste some.  You would think I...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-24-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By ginnybee
Thank you, thank you.  I'm just going to have to...

Thank you, thank you.  I'm just going to have to plan ahead and have precooked meat on hand.  They will both eat dried sardines and nori, which I remembered today.  A Korean American friend...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-23-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By ginnybee
Please hit me with your TF snack ideas, even the...

Please hit me with your TF snack ideas, even the obvious ones.  Just got the allergy results on my big kids and here's what's off the menu: dairy, eggs, almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, peas,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-25-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By ginnybee
Hi Ladies,   I got the results of my allergy...

Hi Ladies,
 
I got the results of my allergy test a few weeks back and learned that in addition to gluten (which I already knew about) and a few others (garlic! chocolate! green beans!), I'm...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   01-03-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By ginnybee
Haven't moved yet.  We have a house to sell...

Haven't moved yet.  We have a house to sell here, so are looking at relocating in June.  We are definitely moving to Gulfport - just bought a foreclosed fixer right next door to my brother.  It...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-29-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By ginnybee
Anyone out there with rabbit recipes?  I'm...

Anyone out there with rabbit recipes?  I'm planning to raise meat rabbits next year when we move to a house with a big yard.  (Chickens aren't allowed, but I don't think anyone will complain about a...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-29-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By ginnybee
I was thrilled to find salmon roe at our seafood...

I was thrilled to find salmon roe at our seafood market and bought a 4 oz. jar.  My 2 year old loves to eat it plain.  The 9 month old will eat some and I don't mind a bit. I'm getting tired of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-29-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By ginnybee
I use arrowroot to bread my liver!  It works...

I use arrowroot to bread my liver!  It works wonderfully.
Forum: VBAC   11-24-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By ginnybee
I've had two VBAC's.  Here's what worked for...

I've had two VBAC's.  Here's what worked for me:  EPO (orally and internally) & Red Raspberry Leaf tea.
Castor oil - not so much.  Yuck. 
Acupuncture got my second VBAC going into a "booming...
Forum: VBAC   11-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By ginnybee
Hooray!  Congrats, Mama.  Welcome Baby!!

Hooray!  Congrats, Mama.  Welcome Baby!!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-18-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,291
Posted By ginnybee
We found ourselves in a similar situation with...

We found ourselves in a similar situation with DS.  Our son has a mid-October birthday (Aug. 31 cutoff with testing for Sept. & October early entrance kids).  He is extremely bright, socially...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-21-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By ginnybee
Coconut milk kefir or coconut water kefir? Not...

Coconut milk kefir or coconut water kefir?
Not that I know either. I can't have citrus or dairy and have been using ACV for everything. I would love to try something tastier.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-21-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By ginnybee
Hi! I'm a CD mama with a 6-month old baby. You...

Hi! I'm a CD mama with a 6-month old baby. You might want to check out Central Seattle Parent Resource. You can find them on BigTent (downside is now there's a $30/yr membership fee to participate...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-19-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By ginnybee
How about having your blood levels (vitamins,...

How about having your blood levels (vitamins, hormones) checked by a naturopath? I recently had that done + having my adrenals checked by saliva test. I had assumed I was anemic and had depressed...
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-14-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,510
Posted By ginnybee
Despite my otherwise low-fat ways before going...

Despite my otherwise low-fat ways before going TF, I still kept a jar of bacon grease at hand. In the South, the basis of most veggie recipes is: Cut up an onion, saute in bacon grease, add greens...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-22-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By ginnybee
We're gluten-free now and I'm supposed to...

We're gluten-free now and I'm supposed to replace the toaster oven. It's pretty ancient and gets hot on the outside anyway, so it's time for it to go.
Since we don't microwave our food, I think a...
Forum: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas   08-16-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By ginnybee
My family is planning a move to the MS Coast...

My family is planning a move to the MS Coast next summer (so long as we can sell our Seattle home). I have family there, but they're not so into "natural family living" and can't answer many of my...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-08-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,501
Posted By ginnybee
I have to disagree. I've been buying 1/4 cow for...

I have to disagree. I've been buying 1/4 cow for 4 years, and there is no way it would fit in the fridge top freezer. We estimate it would take two standard size fridge top freezers (packed full...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-20-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By ginnybee
Okay. Passionate Homemaking says this about...

Okay. Passionate Homemaking says this about using dairy grains for coconut milk:

"Cultures for Health suggests that it may take a batch or two for the milk kefir grains to adapt to coconut milk...
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