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Forum: Traditional Foods   01-27-2011, 12:32 PM
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I make a dill pickle and add dill, mustard...

I make a dill pickle and add dill, mustard seeds, and garlic cloves in with the cucumber. I make it in the summer with these little cukes I get from a local farmer and they are much more crispy than...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-27-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By saratc
We eat a tbsp or so with every meal. As pp said,...

We eat a tbsp or so with every meal. As pp said, you can just eat it with the food as a condiment. Doesn't really matter if it's in the same bite or not as other food. Just don't put it into or on...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-22-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By saratc
I would suggest looking up the closest local...

I would suggest looking up the closest local Weston A Price Foundation chapter near you and contacting the chapter leader. I am a chapter leader in my area and we are required to maintain a source...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-21-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By saratc
Many holistic practioners don't even look at the...

Many holistic practioners don't even look at the total cholesterol anymore and instead look at the ratios. I believe the goal is to have a total cholesterol to HDL ratio of less than 5:1, with the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-06-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By saratc
I agree that you need to build up slowly. If...

I agree that you need to build up slowly. If you're not used to eating a lot of fat at one sitting, eating a bunch of fat will cause your body to dump bile, which causes stomach pains and cramps....
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-04-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By saratc
I usually cut them in half or in pieces, then...

I usually cut them in half or in pieces, then saute them with onions or green onions. Once you saute them for a bit, turn the heat way down and then cover. They will release a lot of liquid on their...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-04-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By saratc
DH and I both gained weight after starting TF,...

DH and I both gained weight after starting TF, but lost a bunch after we went grain free and sugar free (except for what is is veggies and fruit). I am 118, 5'3" and DH is 180, 5'11". We both have...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-04-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By saratc
I have my winter squash custard recipe up on my...

I have my winter squash custard recipe up on my site at:
http://www.wholetraditions.com/recipes/140-winter-squash-custard
 
This is my basic recipe that I first created to find a use for the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-04-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By saratc
I use coconut cream concentrate and I keep it in...

I use coconut cream concentrate and I keep it in my fridge since I use it up so slowly. The jar I have is well over the due date, but since it's been kept in the fridge, I am still using it. It gets...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   09-15-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,234
Posted By saratc
Anyone have a recommendation for a good company...

Anyone have a recommendation for a good company that sells top soil and delivers in Northern VA? I am planning to put in four 4x8' raised beds (1' deep).

Thanks!
Sara
Forum: Traditional Foods   09-13-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By saratc
We always do a basic juice of carrots, celery,...

We always do a basic juice of carrots, celery, and a bit of beetroot. As far as leafy greens go, we do lettuce of all types -- romaine, red leaf, green leaf, butterhead, etc when it's in season.
...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-12-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,755
Posted By saratc
I would bring it to a boil and use it.

I would bring it to a boil and use it.
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-18-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By saratc
I usually use a red cabbage mixed with one or...

I usually use a red cabbage mixed with one or two green cabbages. They provide a great visual indicator -- when they start out, you can easily discern the red cabbage from the green cabbage in the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-17-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By saratc
Wanted to mention that the normal carbon based...

Wanted to mention that the normal carbon based shower filters only takes out chlorine and not chloramine. Many municipalities have started using chloramine, which is a chlorine-ammonia bond, in the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-16-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By saratc
I've always thought the NT kraut fermentation...

I've always thought the NT kraut fermentation time was way too short. I let mine go for a week at room temperature, then let it mature further in the fridge for another few weeks before eating.
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-16-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By saratc
Unless it very very overbrewed, when the kefir...

Unless it very very overbrewed, when the kefir turns into curds and whey, you can usually just give it a good stir with a wooden spoon or a good shake in the jar before straining. The kefir curds...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-10-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 14,479
Posted By saratc
Quote: Originally Posted by PeachBaby...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PeachBaby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14210379)
Why does GAPS differ so much from SCD that...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-07-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By saratc
I usually save bones from grilling to add to my...

I usually save bones from grilling to add to my stock. However, I make my stock in 12 quart pots so I usually add a bunch of regular bones too...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-07-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,902
Posted By saratc
I thought lemon was also high in calcium. Maybe...

I thought lemon was also high in calcium. Maybe to add more calcium? I also use whole sugar -- usually sucanat, and my grains double every batch.
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-05-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By saratc
I've tried it and did not particularly like it....

I've tried it and did not particularly like it. It had a faint beet flavor without any of the beet sweetness since it was eaten up by the probiotics. It's somewhat sour with a strange beety earthy...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-01-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By saratc
I've always used just 1 tbsp of kefir grains for...

I've always used just 1 tbsp of kefir grains for 1 quart, and 3 to 4 tbsps for 1 gallon. You don't need to use that many -- it will just take longer to brew.

BTW, I use sucanat for my grains and...
Forum: Traditional Foods   06-06-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By saratc
Switch to natural sea salts, if you haven't...

Switch to natural sea salts, if you haven't already. I would avoid table salt at all costs and actually eat more natural salts.

Exercise, and eating more vegetables also help.
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-20-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By saratc
This happens with some of the farmers I purchase...

This happens with some of the farmers I purchase from. The issue is that there hasn't really been a good shopping cart application that actually will fit the orders for these types of farms. So the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-20-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 605
Posted By saratc
I buy my organic really raw almonds from Organic...

I buy my organic really raw almonds from Organic Pastures.
http://www.organicpastures.com/

I like to buy my other raw organic nuts from Raw from the Farm:...
Forum: Traditional Foods   05-17-2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By saratc
The amount of alcohol is very very minimal,...

The amount of alcohol is very very minimal, usually less than 1%. A lot of naturally fermented foods contain small amounts of alcohol. I think it's a natural part of traditional foods. Even raw...
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