Nadia B

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    Nadia B got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Kb, mine decided to relax too. I get it it's summer time, she wants to chill, but it's not even growing to fill the surface of the jar. Time to bug Dad for one. 
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    Nadia B got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
     
    Kb, mine decided to relax too. I get it it's summer time, she wants to chill, but it's not even growing to fill the surface of the jar. Time to bug Dad for one. 
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    Nadia B reacted to Lizzard77 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Looks like everyone is rolling along nicely.  I have missed my booch buddies!  I am in booch heaven now that I am back from vacation.  Just before I left I bottled 16 16oz grolsch bottles then stored a few SCOBYs in a hotel and made a fesh 2 gallons.  Now I am home and I have those 16 bottles in the fridge AND I have to bottle the 2 gallons I made before leaving.  Out of bottles though, oops!  Looks like I will have to use mason jars (hope I have enough for that and canning veggies).  I am happy though, I can drink booch till my hearts content (never)!  I think I may just go simple with this bottling though and make mostly ginger and some cherry lime.  I have too much else to do to catch up from vacation     
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    Nadia B got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    Well, Vian, it comes from the person who exclaims "oh no, this is too healthy, you know I am not dieting or anything" when offered a granola bar by another co-worker. I just bite my tonge every time, but I really wanna know what is an unhealthy dish in her opinion. Probably steak. Red meat will kill us all.
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    Nadia B got a reaction from Roz Griffiths in The crazy things people say   
    Well, Vian, it comes from the person who exclaims "oh no, this is too healthy, you know I am not dieting or anything" when offered a granola bar by another co-worker. I just bite my tonge every time, but I really wanna know what is an unhealthy dish in her opinion. Probably steak. Red meat will kill us all.
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    Nadia B reacted to askins in The crazy things people say   
    My officemate insists that she and her husband can't do a Whole30 because her husband has high cholesterol (they also have high BP, sleep apnea, and weight issues).  She then says she's switched to cooking with 100% margarine vs. butter because it has no cholesterol. *facepalm*
     
    Throwing her a bone, but unable to completely bite my tongue I suggest she try coconut oil, which doesn't have any cholesterol either.  She says, "Oh we can't have that!  It's all saturated fat and that's the bad stuff!"
     
    On the plus side, since we started Whole30, my parents have "come out of the closet" that they are eating paleo.  My mom has lost 20 lbs and is at her lowest weight in 20+years (with more to lose) and my dad has lost 25 lbs.  But then, they eat clean during the week and cheat a little on the weekends.  I suggested a Whole30 challenge to boost their awesome results and my mom wants to lose an additional 10 pounds in short order.  She said, "Oh, that's not sustainable.  Too restrictive!"  C'mon, mom!!!  So frustrating.
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    Nadia B reacted to Vian in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I DID IT! I GREW A SCOBY! Even messing up and using a black tea with orange oil in it, this baby still grew in about 6 days! I'm going to let it thicken up a bit more before I move it into my big jar, but wow, I'm so excited! It literally appeared overnight. I checked on it yesterday and there was nothing but a little blob of something floating at one side, then today it's a beautiful milky film almost covering the whole top! I covered the jar with paper towel and put it in the top shelf of my kitchen cabinet to keep it dark and warm. YAY!
     

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    Nadia B reacted to Vian in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I ended up running around a big strip mall here to various stores, Big Lots, TJ Max, Target, Pier 1, etc.
     
    Almost all of them had some kind of glass drink dispenser, ranging from $20-$60.
     
    I ended up getting this one at TJ Max for $16.99 The spigot is plastic, and it holds about 1.8 gallons and it fits under my cabinets! It's full of water to make sure the seal around the spigot wasn't leaking.
     

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    Nadia B reacted to LadyM in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Carlaccini, I've done this a couple times and what worked for me was to feed the SCOBY a lot of tea to which I'd added more sugar than usual, so it needed more time to ferment. Then I bottled when I got home.
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    Nadia B reacted to annabel in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I've bottled my first batch-- Strawberry & Mint.
     
    Nearly had a bit of a kitchen disaster as I couldn't get the spigot to close again. 
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    Nadia B got a reaction from Peaslepuff in The crazy things people say   
    Dialog with colleague:
    - Nadia, I've made fantastic caramel bars, I'll bring some for you.
    - Thanks Mel, so sweet of you, but save them for your family. I don't eat sweets.
    - But they are homemade! They are good for you!
    - No, thanks Mel, I guess they are just less bad rather than good.
    - I'll show you a recipe, they are perfectly healthy!
    Turned out to be a 3 step thing: put crackers, top with butter/sugar so it forms caramel layer, top with huge layer of chocolate.
    They are so perfectly healthy that I might quit Whole30 and eat them for bf, lunch and dinner
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    Nadia B reacted to Renee Lee in The crazy things people say   
    Haha! Welcome to the dark side, Peaslepuff!
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    Nadia B reacted to Peaslepuff in The crazy things people say   
    Oh! I need to add my own thing. When I first heard about Whole30 I ranted to my cousin and one of the things I said was "But it's not healthy to cut out entire food groups! That's the whole POINT of the food pyramid!"
     
    That was the morning of the day that I was supposed to meet with my mom's friend about Whole30, and I was planning on going over there and politely telling her that it just wasn't for me. My cousin was so confused when I came home with a ton of vegetables and meat and fruit.
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    Nadia B got a reaction from Peaslepuff in The crazy things people say   
    Dialog with colleague:
    - Nadia, I've made fantastic caramel bars, I'll bring some for you.
    - Thanks Mel, so sweet of you, but save them for your family. I don't eat sweets.
    - But they are homemade! They are good for you!
    - No, thanks Mel, I guess they are just less bad rather than good.
    - I'll show you a recipe, they are perfectly healthy!
    Turned out to be a 3 step thing: put crackers, top with butter/sugar so it forms caramel layer, top with huge layer of chocolate.
    They are so perfectly healthy that I might quit Whole30 and eat them for bf, lunch and dinner
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    Nadia B reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Holy cow...it's magnificent! I need to work on the flavoring a little, but I love it!
    Woohooooo!!!!!
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    Nadia B reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    My first batch (tea from growing Scooby) is ready.  I put it in the fridge last night.  I will try it tonight!  It's grape/cherry/ginger/lemon.  It sounded good at the time. 
     
    I will post a pic tonight!  I have a feeling it's going to be pretty sour, but we'll see.
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    Nadia B reacted to AndreaM in The crazy things people say   
    My boss the other day: "Be careful with that. High protein, low carb diets will wreck your kidneys."   SMH!  
    (A few weeks ago)A good friend of mine ranting about people who buy grass-fed and organic: "There's no point in buying organic or grass-fed. Anyone can say their product is organic or grass-fed. Did you SEE them grow that sh*t? Did you SEE what the farmer fed that cow?" ------then, today I find out she ordered online a 90 day supply of the latest MIRACLE "all natural" fat burning pills. Had to resist the urge to say, "Any supplement company can claim their product is all natural. Did you SEE what they put in it????"    She keeps asking me if I want to split the 90 day supply with her. DOUBLE SMH!!!!
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    Nadia B reacted to Carlaccini in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I was so happy to discover my little scoby last night had completely covered over the top of my jar and is thickening up!  I think she's almost ready to go!  So excited.
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    Nadia B got a reaction from Carlaccini in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Aha little scobies running around the kitchen, playing with your spice jars and messing around. 
     
    Or you can just pour pure booch in a big jar and store it in the fridge to slow down the fermentation. When you would like to flavor - take it out and do the usual routine. 
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    Nadia B reacted to Chris74 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I love kombucha so much, I want to take it behind the middle school & get it pregnant
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    Nadia B got a reaction from Carlaccini in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Aha little scobies running around the kitchen, playing with your spice jars and messing around. 
     
    Or you can just pour pure booch in a big jar and store it in the fridge to slow down the fermentation. When you would like to flavor - take it out and do the usual routine. 
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    Nadia B reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    For today. Number 2 is coming along too! It must have been the earl grey.
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    Nadia B reacted to megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Scooby likes his new tea!!
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    Nadia B got a reaction from dukunbayi in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    My flavors so far:
    Blackberry-mango
    Blackberry-strawberry-basil (loved it)
    Strawberry-mint (loved it),
    Strawberry-mango (too sweet but super fuzzy which is fun)
    Ginger-lemon-orange (loved it)
    Orange vanilla (LOVE)
    Pineapple/strawberry/ginger
    Cherry/orange (good)
    Cucumber/lime/mint (a bit too bitter)
    Cherry/vanilla (amazing)
    Apricot/saffron/mint (best stuff ever)
    Orange/cinnamon/cloves (Christmas!)
    Apricot-cranberry-ginger (very good)
    Orange-lemon-ginger (super fresh)
    Apple-cinnamon (mnom)
    Coconut-pineapple-mint (whatever)
    New flavors that are going through second fermentation:
    Peach/strawberry/ginger
    Strawberry/Kiwi
    Pear/Vanilla
    Pear/Ginger
    Cherry/Vanilla
    Cherry/Basil
    Carrot cake
    Carrot/Ginger
    Carrot/Apple/Cinnamon
    Cranberry/Mango
    Cranberry/Pineapple/Orange
    Honeydew/Cardamon
    Honeydew/Orange/Mint
    Honeydew/Cantaloupe/Ginger/Lemongrass
    Cantaloupe/Lavender
    Cantaloupe/Basil
    I don't burp anything. Hm. I just start opening them in two days as I am too impatient. This is how much fizz I have after the bottles sit overnight. Just to annoy you, Susan

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    Nadia B got a reaction from megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    They live where they want, fold and move around. Chill, lady!