percypat

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    percypat got a reaction from anniejean83 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Ha ha, who will be the first to report an explosion?
    I was thinking along the same lines KB ... Now to figure out where that is, not very evident chez moi. I wonder if the landlord will let me dig a kombucha bunker in the garden?
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    percypat got a reaction from SweetEnough in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
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    Might be sooner than you think.  Look what Frank just did:
     

     
    He was lying on the bottom of the jar before, now he's suddenly decided to lean up against the side!
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    percypat got a reaction from SweetEnough in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    It will happen KB and LadyM, there is something going on at least, isn't there?  Something a bit scummy looking?
     
    I just found the prettiest SCOBY ever on reddit.  Apparently this is what happens when you use green tea and hibiscus tea to brew ...
     
    http://imgur.com/a/lPBAx?gallery#ReblCOu
     
    I think my SCOBY would probably try to jump its bones if it saw it.
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    percypat got a reaction from cjlantier in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    I grew my SCOBY from a 325 ml store bought bottle of Mojo kombucha.  You said your kombucha was homemade by a lady at the markets, right?  If so, I imagine that would work!
     
    You should do it!  (Says the girl who hasn't even tasted her first batch yet!)  Will give you control over the sweetness and it's just really fun.  Even if I hate mine I will have no regrets as the process has been so fascinating.
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    percypat got a reaction from ready4chg in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Awesome idea! Plus one for the n00bs right here ... Three weeks ago I didn't know what kombucha was, and now I (hopefully) have a pet SCOBY growing in my kitchen. Either that or I am farming mould.
    Apparently getting into this makes you crazy so it'll be nice to have a place for us loonies to hang out together
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    percypat got a reaction from Auroraann in Exercise Routines - Whats working for everyone   
    I'm so chuffed to see people mentioning Zumba! I teach two Zumba classes a week, it's the only exercise I liked so much I could stick with it and ended up getting my license. I thought everyone here would be into Crossfit (not bagging it all, so much respect for those of you who do it) and would think Zumba is for pansies. Realising how diverse this community is, and really really like it.
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    percypat got a reaction from Frankiekex in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Oh no no no! That was so not the intention! I guess sometimes the forums feel a bit US-centric, so when a few of us metric-users come long we get a bit overexcited and cocky. Taking off my big britches right now
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    percypat got a reaction from ready4chg in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Awesome idea! Plus one for the n00bs right here ... Three weeks ago I didn't know what kombucha was, and now I (hopefully) have a pet SCOBY growing in my kitchen. Either that or I am farming mould.
    Apparently getting into this makes you crazy so it'll be nice to have a place for us loonies to hang out together
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    percypat got a reaction from ready4chg in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Awesome idea! Plus one for the n00bs right here ... Three weeks ago I didn't know what kombucha was, and now I (hopefully) have a pet SCOBY growing in my kitchen. Either that or I am farming mould.
    Apparently getting into this makes you crazy so it'll be nice to have a place for us loonies to hang out together
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    percypat got a reaction from thelittlestcupcake in Bulletproof coffee??   
    Sounds intriguing!
    I was just looking at recipes for butter tea and at a pinch you can just put the mixture into a container with a good lid and give it a shake. I might do that. Someone else suggested whisking.
    They drink this stuff in heaps of countries! Mongolia, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan. Going to Mongolia is a pipe dream for me. When I try this and hubby thinks I've well and truly lost the plot, I'll tell him I'm in training so as not to appear rude in the face of Mongolian hospitality ...
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    percypat got a reaction from NaomiI in How about dates?   
    I'm so glad I read this. I was wondering how I was going to make my almond milk without vanilla extract and maple syrup or honey and thought I'd just have to pass on it for now. Putting a date or two in is a great idea!
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    percypat got a reaction from praxisproject in percypat's post whole 30 - let's doooooooo it!   
    Oh guys, I'm still around.  I missed you all!  I seem to have taken an unplanned break - my brain just seemed to rebel on me.  My clean July has been so dirty (though when I think about it, this is probably the cleanest July I've ever had in my whole life, that's how far the goal posts have moved!).  I just lost my way a bit, got furious that nothing was making my winter layer move and stopped thinking so hard about what I was eating.
     
    Then of course, I didn't log on for so long that I kept putting it off everytime I thought about it.  Do you guys get that?  When you take so long to do something you know you ought to, that you just put it off again and again?
     
    Anyway, for the most part I've actually been pretty good apart from the odd yoghurt now and then, so I guess my W 30 habits have stuck with me  
     
    I have so many threads to catch up on reading now, and have to figure out how I'm going to eat, keep my mind happy and stop the fluff build up!
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    percypat reacted to Derval in percypat's post whole 30 - let's doooooooo it!   
    Omg, we are twins! That is exactly what happened to me too!! Working my way through page sof unread possts
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    percypat got a reaction from MrsKT in Day 31: Whole30 Recap   
    Really enjoyed reading this post. So inspirational
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    percypat got a reaction from Derval in Mo rothar féin   
    I know what you mean Derval!  If my jeans had got a bit looser, I wouldn't have given a rat's @$$ about the extra weight, but they got tighter, so I wasn't buying it.
     
    Getting on with things in my own way now - mostly Whole 30, but not 100%.  
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    percypat got a reaction from Physibeth in Physibeth's Post-W30 Log   
    The one t-shirt I got in a race pack was black :/  Lame!  
     
    Even your non-productive days sound so productive compared to mine!  Care to bottle some of that productiveness and send it here?  I can reciprocate with SCOBY, booch or reddit reading
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    percypat got a reaction from amberino21 in Sourcing food in Australia   
     
    I think they're still different, plantains are more angular whereas the green bananas I've seen are still rounded ...  But I think they would stand in ok.  I'll try them sometime, trying to keep my starch/fruit consumption lower at the moment
     
    For pork products I think talking to a butcher would be the way to go ...  They might have cured products with fewer additives.  I never got around to doing that because I'm lazy!
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    percypat got a reaction from Nadia B in Nadia's PW30. "Let's fix it" journey.   
    Look at you skinny-minnie!  I need to try avocado with pear now.  Only problem is no pears.  
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    percypat got a reaction from Kirsteen in You know someone is doing a Whole30 when...   
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    I wasn't doing this but I'm going to start!
     
    Before I started buying all my veggies at the market, I would strut through the supermarket and was that person who would stand smugly in line at the checkout, glorying in having the healthiest trolley there.
     
    Now I slink through trying not to catch anyone's eye because my trolley usually has meat, meat, more meat, some butter for turning into ghee, sugar and tea for kombucha, if I'm extra lucky a pack of tampons, oh, and did I mention the meat?  Not a green thing in sight.  Everyone is looking at my trolley doing the "wtf mate" raised eyebrow.
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    percypat reacted to Nadia B in percypat's post whole 30 - let's doooooooo it!   
    I think Frankie got too productive, so Sophie is bottling booch day and night. 
     
    Seriously, lady, where are you? 
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    percypat reacted to calee in percypat's post whole 30 - let's doooooooo it!   
    Sophie, where'd you go? Miss your escapades! Hope all is well in your world.
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    percypat 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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    percypat got a reaction from Jessica M. in Calee's Getting Road Ready!   
     
    Hurrah!  I thought the store bought stuff tasted like popcorn, but the homemade was sweet and reminded me of caramel.  AMAZING on sweet potato.  It will make your zoodles sing with happiness.
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    percypat got a reaction from megmac in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Yay meg!  Before you know it, you'll have baby scoobies taking over your kitchen.
     
    Haven't posted a pic in a while, here is tonight's work:
     

     
    1 batch white, 1 batch green.  Now I have to drink it like mad to free up a few bottles for the big jar full of black!
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    percypat got a reaction from Nadia B in Nadia's PW30. "Let's fix it" journey.   
    Oh yay Nadia, your post made me smile.  You really sound like you're in a better place. *happy hugs and smooches*  (they shouldn't just be for tough times, should they?).
     
    Attractive paleo doctor sounds very intriguing     I like how you're under instruction to be super charming.  You'll charm the socks (or *insert other item of clothing here* ) off him.