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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

It sounds fine, and it really doesn't expire- it just continues to ferment and consume the lactose in the milk (which means it gets more and more tart.) I don't know that it lasts forever but I've never had it "go bad."

Since you take Culturelle you should be fine. If you feel like spending some time Googling and reading there's a lot of info out there about improving GI issues with pre- and pro- biotic foods like kefir and other ferments.

about 4 hours ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

If you aren't already eating probiotic foods dip your toe in the water slowly- a couple of sips a day, literally a couple of tablespoons a day. Work up to a couple of ounces a day, then up to a small glass a day. People who go too fast see GI upset if you get my drift...

The man won't drink it by itself (I like the tartness,) so I give it to him in smoothies.

about 5 hours ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

A lot of us that coupon regularly don't have subscriptions- you can look at the coupon previews and buy the paper on weeks where you know you will save money with it or just buy coupons through clipping services (for pennies,) when there are coupons you want.

about 8 hours ago
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Mine were originally shipped to me in a vacuum sealed bag with some milk in it (not with all of the air sucked out because of the liquid but with it pressed out so there is room for expansion when the fermentation causes gasses that expand it.) They arrived safely and are super healthy a few years later so I was thinking that was the best way to go. :) Priority mail in a small flat rate box sent on a Monday so it doesn't get stuck sitting anywhere over the weekend is best for perishable items.

ETA: I just read on the cardamom thread that it is good for lowering blood pressure too- you could make cardamom kefir smoothies! Or... you could make them taste like pista kulfi or kesar pista! YUM! Oh, now I have to do that.....

about 13 hours ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

I don't think store bought kefir is going to have the right strains in it, if you want some kefir grains to make home made kefir lemme know and we'll figure out mailing you some. I know the grains I have produce what is mentioned in that article (I looked it up.)

1 day ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

I figured I should cook the bigger pieces of meat in the freezer before it gets too hot out. Grass fed chuck roast has been in the crockpot all day (three neighbors have commented on how good it smells since the windows are open.) I added some onions and potatoes a few hours ago. Blistered green beans on the side and probably a green salad with the last of the mango, avocado, cuke, tomato, shallot, lime, sweet peppers salsa from a previous meal over the top of it.

1 day ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Not common, they're considered an "exotic" fruit here.

1 day ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

"Just eat it, you'll like it"

First I say "No, thank you." Then I say "No." Then I say "Stop pushing."

1 day ago
weezieduzzit in Not About Food
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Weight Watchers Foodies -- No Fooling, It's the April Edition!

http://www.fooducate.com/app#page=pro...

This lists the ingredients, too. Looks like it would be very easy to copycat.

1 day ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

I believe we know feijoa as pineapple guava.

1 day ago
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Ugh, thanks for reminding me.... I think 3 of our cars registration is up next month..... that means less fun money, less exciting groceries.

Apr 15, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

10 best Supermarkets

The Winco you went to must be better than the one I went to. I'll never bother to make the drive there again- the produce was literally rotting and the meat department smelled really badly.

Apr 15, 2014
weezieduzzit in Chains

10 best Supermarkets

As much as I love Sprouts (and I do,) its really a specialty grocer, not a supermarket. Its a farmers market/natural foods store.

Apr 15, 2014
weezieduzzit in Chains

What foods give you heartburn?

Wheat. Horrible, painful, long lasting heartburn. I've had to stop eating it and within a very short time (a week or so,) I felt like a million bucks again.

Apr 14, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Great news! Enjoy!

Apr 14, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking
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Do you like cucumber water?

Love it. It's one of the reasons I grow cucumbers. I also like it with ginger, lemon or lime and mint. I live in a very warm climate and find it really does the trick on a hot day.

Apr 14, 2014
weezieduzzit in General Topics

What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

We saw 90 degrees today and the sunburn I have from being outside all weekend has me extra warm so I'll poach some wild keta salmon and perch it atop a big salad of Earthbound Farms organic herb salad mix, diced avocado, campari tomatoes, red orange and yellow baby sweet peppers, some blanched broccoli and green onions. I'll blitz some preserved lemon, olive oil and fresh dill, season it and call it dressing. Its pretty much exactly what I had for breakfast except I had poached eggs instead of salmon. Works for me.

Apr 14, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking
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What to do with leftover slices of Granny Smith apples?

Sliced thinly and put inside a grilled cheese sandwich with some really good sharp cheddar.

Apr 14, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking
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What are you making for 'thank you' gifts?

There are several threads about home made gifts with awesome ideas! Here is one:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/571543

I just came into a couple buckets full of gorgeous fresh free lemons so I'm making more preserved lemons and limoncello again so it will be ready for Christmas. Both make great gifts. I might make some lemon curd for a neighbor, too.

Apr 14, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #290 - April Showers/April Flowers Edition! [through April 12, 2014]

Chicken tikka masala, baingan bharta and saag paneer courtesy of our local Indian take away joint. I love that place.

Apr 11, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking
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Tomatoes 2014

Shade cloth can help.

Apr 11, 2014
weezieduzzit in Gardening

What's for Dinner #290 - April Showers/April Flowers Edition! [through April 12, 2014]

Aw, I don't think they told you off- they just don't want to miss your pictures! Glad to see you found the new one. When a thread gets near 400 posts either LindaWhit or Roxlet usually starts a new one so keep an eye on the numbers.

Apr 11, 2014
weezieduzzit in Home Cooking
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Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

60-90 minutes during the week reading the blogs (which is just 10-15 minutes here and there throughout the week to see if I need to print any coupons or add anything to my list,) and an hour to an hour and a half shopping if it's a big shopping week and I'm going 2 or 3 places. This weekend all we needed was milk so it took me 15 minutes to get to the store, shop, and drive home. Sometimes it takes me longer because I walk to get some sunshine and excercise.

I have 2 major groceries, 3 drugstores and a Trader Joe's within a mile (in the same parking lot as a drugstore and grocery store so if I am going to those stores I drive once and only park once,) Target and the 99 Cents Only store are about 2 blocks from each other 4 miles from here. Sprouts is further but I go on Wednesdays which is double ad day so it's 2 weeks worth of sale items so it saves more money to go that day and pair coupons with the sale items (both store and manufacturer coupons.) If someone has to do more driving than that it will obviously take them longer.

Being self employed, I do value my time. I can't be out shopping to save a dollar when I could be home making real money so I plan my trips so I'm not running around unnecessarily. I know some SAHM that chase deals while their older kids are at school and they save some amazing amounts of money but they have the time so its totally worth it for them. I don't have that time or have the same need they do since it's just the two of us, no kids. Its obviously not for everyone but it works for us, I downloaded a spreadsheet from one of the coupon sites so I could see if I was really saving money and we are. Lots of it. Its made a huge difference for us.

Apr 11, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food
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Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

The code LUCVIP will get you 20% off their site.

Apr 11, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

Gas points would be the only benefit to him typing in his card number if that's what he did. That's the only thing based on the total sales amount.

Apr 10, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

The websites that do the matchups do all the hard work.

Apr 10, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

Produce and meat are usually store ecoupons. Vons (Our local Safeway store,) has a program called Just4You that tracks what you buy and gives you ecoupons that you can load on your card based on that. I almost always have $1 or $2 off grass fed ground beef or lamb or organic chicken because it's what I buy. Same with produce even though I usually buy it somewhere else. Wild caught Keta salmon was a $5 Friday special a couple weeks ago and I had a $2 off any $10 seafood purchase. When Target has mobile coupons for produce and meat you can buy just over $1 of something and use the $1 off any fruit purchase of $1 off any veggie purchase or $1 off ground beef when the natural ground beef is on sale. There are Savingstar rebates for produce sometimes, too. I also frequently get threshold coupons, too. For instance, $5 off any $50 purchase, etc. This next week at Target there will be a $10 off $50 grocery purchase coupons so I'm seeing what I need that I can get there since you can use other coupons in conjunction with that.

Apr 10, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food
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Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

What you see on that show doesn't happen in real life. Most coupons have a limit of 4 per transaction (Unilever has a limit of 2.) The stores in the show look the other way so they can be on TV.

Apr 10, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

I use TotallyTarget all the time and a couple that are local and specific to the stores in my area.

Apr 10, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food

Is Anyone Food "Couponing"Anymore?

I save $500-$700 a month by couponing and don't buy processed/convenience foods. I buy as much organic/ grass fed/ pastured/ wild caught as possible. I use a combo of store rewards programs, ecoupons, store apps, mobile coupons, internet printable and traditional coupons. The best deals to be had are at stores that allow "stacking" the offers (Like Target where you can use a Target coupon, a manufacturer coupon and a Cartwheel offer all on the same item. Sprouts and Whole Foods also allow stacks.)

I spend $40-50 a week on food and spend 60-90 minutes a week reading the couponing blogs and getting my deals and coupons together. The websites do all the work, really, I just have to read them to see what I want to do and get my stuff ready to do it.

Apr 10, 2014
weezieduzzit in Not About Food
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