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About Alliath

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  • Birthday 02/29/1976

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    old school video games, books about dystopian futures, broadway musicals, stories about your cats, stories about my cats, fairy tales both disneyfied and undisneyfied, trader joe's, shakespeare's the tempest (and I guess also his other less awesome plays), and generally all plays (which are also unfortunately less awesome than the tempest).
  1. I am not an expert at all, but from what I have seen on this thread, the more/bigger scoby in the bottle, the faster it will eat all the sugar, especially if you are somewhere warm. So if you have 3 scobies in there and also a baby, it is probably eating all the sugar super fast. I haven't brewed a batch yet though, so hopefully someone with more experience will also answer! My first scoby has been growing slowly, because winter... I had it in there for a week and barely saw any change, but I came home from a weekend trip to my best friend's and it was starting to film up over the surface! I'm so excited! Since it is so cold in the winter, I am putting mine in a cabinet under the counter. Not only is there a heating vent right under the cabinet which keeps it warmer in there, the cabinet is right next to the stove, so it gets some ambient heat when I cook (but I keep it on the far side so it won't get too hot and kill the kombucha).
  2. Yesterday I read this thread front to back. Last night I began growing a SCOBY underneath my sink. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNNN....
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    The crazy things people say

    You guys. Are you ready for the best story ever? ARE YOU? Tonight boyfriend I went over to a friend's house for dinner. This friend knows I am doing Whole 30 and is bemused by it, but has been supportive. She made a dish served over couscous, but made sure she cooked everything else with nothing I couldn't have, and I just brought cauliflower rice to go on mine. Friend has a four year old daughter. This is relevant. So we're all chatting before dinner, and me doing the Whole 30 comes up, and friend's husband is giving me grief about it, and like a million times in the conversation, "whole wheat" comes up with reference to the couscous. He's saying things like "but it's whole wheat," and "whole wheat is good for you," and whole wheat whole wheat whole wheat ad nauseum. So we sit down to dinner, and the four year old takes one look at the couscous and starts to cry. Husband shoots me this dirty look and I'm like DUDE I didn't say anything to your kid, I would never, and so he says, "Baby, the couscous is so good, it's whole wheat." Kidlet cries harder. Dad says, "Why don't you want to eat the good whole wheat, is it because Miss Ali isn't eating it?" "NO," sobs the kidlet, "THAT'S WHAT GOES IN THE KITTY POTTY." Yup. They use this:
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    The crazy things people say

    Ready for another one? This is a conversation that I actually had at work today. I am still confused by it. Coworker: What are you having for dinner? Ali: Meatloaf. Coworker: How can you have meatloaf? Ali: ... because it is a loaf made of meat? Also veggies. Coworker: No, I mean... you can't have meatloaf without oats. Ali: I would hazard a guess that you can, since it is in fact called a meat loaf and not an oat loaf. (Oat loaf would be a great band name.) Coworker: Well... but you can't have ketchup. Ali: I can if there are no sugar and no additives. Coworker: Where did you possibly find ketchup without sugar? Ali: Oh, I made some. Coworker: YOU CAN'T MAKE KETCHUP. Ali: ... yes you can. Coworker: HOW? Ali: I found a recipe on the internet. Coworker: YOU CAN'T FIND A RECIPE FOR KETCHUP ON THE INTERNET. Ali: ... there you go again. This is a thing I have done. It occurred in the past. It has already happened. Her tone was seriously as though I had stated I found a recipe for the philosopher's stone on the internet. KETCHUP: ONE OF THE LOST WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD, you guys.
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    The crazy things people say

    My parents: "When you come and visit, we'll take you to a restaurant, as you'll be eating real food again." Me: ... I'm eating real food now. I'm not eating frankenfood now. This from my mom, who ALWAYS orders a healthy salad at restaurants!!!