Susan W

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    Susan W got a reaction from SweetEnough in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Oh meg..you should have seen me with my first SCOBY. Flashlight..night vision goggles..nanny cam. ;0)
    Raspberry, basil and lemon. Oh lawdy..
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    Susan W got a reaction from poketmouse in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Percy the formula I use is 4 cups of water to 6 tsp of loose leaf tea (or 6 tea bags). I let it steep for ten minutes. Then I stir in 1 cup of sugar. After dissolving, I add it to 8 more cups of water. Boom..booch food.
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    Susan W got a reaction from MKFish in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    Why would you want pureed bananas? Blech.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Theresab in Don't over think this.   
    I am not sure where you read occasional fruit. The book simply states you shouldn't eat it alone and you shouldn't eat so much that it crowds other important items off your plate. Do you have a sugar dragon? I do, so I choose to rarely eat fruit. You don't have to eat any if you don't want to. Many consider one to two servings a day to be reasonable.
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    Susan W got a reaction from liv.88 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Favorite booch flavor. Fresh coconut water (yes..from a young thai coconut), mango and mint. Golden beets and thyme tomorrow.
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    Susan W got a reaction from cjlantier in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    We are a country of not complying. Kind of our legacy.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Theresab in Don't over think this.   
    I am not sure where you read occasional fruit. The book simply states you shouldn't eat it alone and you shouldn't eat so much that it crowds other important items off your plate. Do you have a sugar dragon? I do, so I choose to rarely eat fruit. You don't have to eat any if you don't want to. Many consider one to two servings a day to be reasonable.
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    Susan W got a reaction from KathyOPgh in Don't over think this.   
    Great post Robin. I take "the rules" very seriously and feel by following them fully, I get the most that I can from the program. I will start prefacing my comments with "what works or doesn't work for me is...." so that maybe it resonates with someone who also does best by being a stickler but does not discourage someone else who needs a little flexibility inside the guidelines to stick with it the entire 30 days. :0)
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    Susan W got a reaction from KathyOPgh in Don't over think this.   
    Great post Robin. I take "the rules" very seriously and feel by following them fully, I get the most that I can from the program. I will start prefacing my comments with "what works or doesn't work for me is...." so that maybe it resonates with someone who also does best by being a stickler but does not discourage someone else who needs a little flexibility inside the guidelines to stick with it the entire 30 days. :0)
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    Susan W got a reaction from Liberace4Life in Ketchup?   
    Here's a recipe from Paleo Diet Lifestyle.
    Ingredients

    1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste;
    2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice;
    1/4 tsp dry mustard;
    1/3 cup water;
    1/4 tsp cinnamon;
    1/4 tsp salt;
    1 pinch ground cloves;
    1 pinch ground allspice;
    1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, optional;

    Preparation

    Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors develop and enjoy!

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    Susan W got a reaction from KathyOPgh in Don't over think this.   
    Great post Robin. I take "the rules" very seriously and feel by following them fully, I get the most that I can from the program. I will start prefacing my comments with "what works or doesn't work for me is...." so that maybe it resonates with someone who also does best by being a stickler but does not discourage someone else who needs a little flexibility inside the guidelines to stick with it the entire 30 days. :0)
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    Susan W got a reaction from KathyOPgh in Don't over think this.   
    Great post Robin. I take "the rules" very seriously and feel by following them fully, I get the most that I can from the program. I will start prefacing my comments with "what works or doesn't work for me is...." so that maybe it resonates with someone who also does best by being a stickler but does not discourage someone else who needs a little flexibility inside the guidelines to stick with it the entire 30 days. :0)
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    Susan W got a reaction from KathyOPgh in Don't over think this.   
    Great post Robin. I take "the rules" very seriously and feel by following them fully, I get the most that I can from the program. I will start prefacing my comments with "what works or doesn't work for me is...." so that maybe it resonates with someone who also does best by being a stickler but does not discourage someone else who needs a little flexibility inside the guidelines to stick with it the entire 30 days. :0)
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    Susan W got a reaction from poketmouse in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Percy the formula I use is 4 cups of water to 6 tsp of loose leaf tea (or 6 tea bags). I let it steep for ten minutes. Then I stir in 1 cup of sugar. After dissolving, I add it to 8 more cups of water. Boom..booch food.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Theresab in Don't over think this.   
    I am not sure where you read occasional fruit. The book simply states you shouldn't eat it alone and you shouldn't eat so much that it crowds other important items off your plate. Do you have a sugar dragon? I do, so I choose to rarely eat fruit. You don't have to eat any if you don't want to. Many consider one to two servings a day to be reasonable.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Theresab in Don't over think this.   
    I am not sure where you read occasional fruit. The book simply states you shouldn't eat it alone and you shouldn't eat so much that it crowds other important items off your plate. Do you have a sugar dragon? I do, so I choose to rarely eat fruit. You don't have to eat any if you don't want to. Many consider one to two servings a day to be reasonable.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Liberace4Life in Ketchup?   
    Here's a recipe from Paleo Diet Lifestyle.
    Ingredients

    1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste;
    2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice;
    1/4 tsp dry mustard;
    1/3 cup water;
    1/4 tsp cinnamon;
    1/4 tsp salt;
    1 pinch ground cloves;
    1 pinch ground allspice;
    1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, optional;

    Preparation

    Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well to combine. Refrigerate overnight to let the flavors develop and enjoy!

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    Susan W got a reaction from Theresab in Don't over think this.   
    I am not sure where you read occasional fruit. The book simply states you shouldn't eat it alone and you shouldn't eat so much that it crowds other important items off your plate. Do you have a sugar dragon? I do, so I choose to rarely eat fruit. You don't have to eat any if you don't want to. Many consider one to two servings a day to be reasonable.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Frankiekex in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Oh KB..I have sooo many baby SCOBYs that I keep my CB going, but also have a batch brew going to fill in the cold weather gaps. I do have a heat strip so maybe my SCOBYs are reproducing faster.
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    Susan W got a reaction from Kabob in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Kabob..unfortunately, those nice tips dont have any affect on the gum left by the GT Mylar labels. I tried them before using Goo Gone. If someone doesn't want to use Goo Gone..just leave the labels on. They are pretty labels.
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    Susan W got a reaction from pjena in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Wow! I'm impressed. Bottling mine tonight and plan to put tons of hibiscus in there!
    "Side note - has anyone found a magical way to get the goo under the labels off the GT bottles?! I've tried SOS pads, stainless steel pads and even Goo Gone. I've googled and looked at this thread and hadn't found anything, but I still have yet to make it through all 54 pages before this so maybe I missed it!"
    I can help you with that. Fill the bottles with hot water and cap them. Dont get the labels wet. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then peel off from the top of where the label comes together to form the seam. If the label starts to leave paper on the bottle, just get it started again with your fingernail. When the mylar label is off, use goo gone to remove the glue from the bottle. When your mojo is good, very little goo stays on the bottle.

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    Susan W got a reaction from jent103 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Jent, you may want to burp them so the bottles dont explode. That way, you can decide how much fizz has built up and whether it's time to drink them or let them sit longer. I think hibiscus seems to really fizz up.
    I wasn't using enough goo gone at first either. It's a little shocking how much it takes.
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    Susan W got a reaction from kb0426 in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    "I am glad Susan weighed in. I am far too lazy to do it "
    Maybe..but you have stellar fizz and I never do. Grrr...
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    Susan W got a reaction from Frankiekex in Kombucha Makers Unite; Where to ask and be answered   
    Don't freak out if you have too much booch. I'm just a short drive up the I-5 and will gladly take some of your hands.
    Glad to see you back on the booch wagon...I'm still stalling on the moving forward.
    Oh that's right. When my SCOBYs get too much for me, I can send them to you. I am on my way to the airport. Going to England and Scotland for 2 weeks. We may skip Scotland and head for Greece. Your mission (should you accept it) is to find out how these people ship their SCOBYs.
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    Susan W got a reaction from cortner1195 in The Official "Can I Have..." Guide to the Whole30   
    I am having grilled chicken tonight and I had no idea what I was going to do, so I will turn some of my mayo into your lime cumin mayo. Perfect!!