Friday, August 10, 2018

Cannabis.Rain, Noodles, Fermented Foods,

Hooray, my cannabis order is on its way. Monday or Tuesday they said. I am, of course, hoping for Monday. Fingers crossed again please. The guys at the bowling alley are expecting me to be dancing next Wednesday!! I wish. Only played one game today. Not much different to yesterday.

After all that rain on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday was a lovely sunny day once more. Won't have hurt the ground to have a good soaking of course. On the way home from the alley we picked up Matt's pills at the proper strength. Hopefully we won't have that problem again.

Every so often I get sick of rice so today, instead, I used egg noodles, the ones which are small, short and flat. Ideal for Matt who has problems with things like spaghetti. Think I will be buying more of them.

Ivy of The Happy Whisk often talks about fermented foods and today I got an email from dLife (diabetes blog) saying just how good they are for you. Particularly if you are concerned with sugars. A lot of advice in the article seems to direct you towards making your own or seeking out those which are not necessarily mass produced. So, methinks I will have to make more pickles and such. I really enjoy them anyway. Funny, Matt dislikes pickles. I can buy a pretty good Kimchi and presumably, as this area is so very German, a good sauerkraut is also possible. Especially at the markets. Real, full fat yoghurt is also recommended. Vinegar is, of course, fermented wine.

This is one of the recipes from the article above. It calls for 2 medium cucumbers which then have to be peeled and seeded. I would be using seedless or English cucumbers myself. I remember enjoying this side a lot when I was in Greece.

Cucumbers And Yogurt (Tzatziki in Greece)

A refreshing dish made from cucumbers and yogurt, seasoned with mint and garlic.

2 Medium Cucumbers
3/4 cup Plain whole milk yogurt
2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Sprig Fresh Mint
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 tsp Salt

1. Peel cucumbers and remove seeds. Dice.

2. In small bowl, combine cucumbers, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Stir.

3. Finely chop mint leaves, add to bowl, and stir.

4. Chill until ready to serve. Can be made up to 8 hours ahead. Stir before serving.

Servings: 8

Source: DLife Editors



Have a great day

17 comments:

  1. Glad you were finally able to order!

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  2. So am I Alex. Now I just can't wait.

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  3. I’m glad you will finally get your order and then you can experiment with how much you need...start small and work your way up. Glad we got rain as it is needed. Leaving for home tomorrow so we will see how the garden looks and hug our fur babies.

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    1. I got it today Birgit, fast shipping. Had trouble using the syringe though so not 100% sure I got any the first time. Try again later. Have a good trip home.

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    2. I started with just point 1. You just place the syringe into the bottle and pull the top part up a bit and then look and see where the level is. Start small...it takes a couple of hours to start working with the oil but it lasts longer. It may not take the pain away but it eases it for sure.

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    3. My syringe doesn't work that way Birgit. I end up turning the bottle upside down attached to the syringe!!! Got it now, but difficult at first. At the moment it isn't easing anything as far as I can see. They told me at least a week on .25 ml before anything happened.

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  4. Hi Jo - oh good ... glad to see the order is coming through and hope for Monday. We might get some rain tomorrow ... but love anything Greek - have a good weekend - cheers Hilary

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    1. Would you believe it came today Hilary. Now I am having to find out just how to ingest it. Me too, loved Greek food whilst there especially.

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  5. Fingers crossed for you. Glad you got the proper strength pills. Noodles. I love noodles. I even love saying, nooooodles.

    Making your own kraut, so good. Recently, I needed to buy a jar of kimchi, as I had nothing. Ugh. After making my own, store-bought isn’t nearly as good.

    What you call English cucumbers, two store here, call Canadian cucumbers. Because, they come from a plant in Canada that grows them inside year-round. I call them, Canadian Cukes!

    Thanks for the shout out, Jo.

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    1. I love noodles too Ivy. Never tried Kraut or Kimchi although I keep meaning too.

      We call them cukes in the UK. But I much prefer them because you don't have to peel or deseed them.

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    2. Cukes is what I use too and for zucchini/courgette , it's zukes!

      I hope you give it a go. So fun to make and eat.

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  6. I'm extremely interested in how this marijuana is going to make you feel!

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  7. I hope the pot works for you! Russell loves vinegar but I don't give him pickles much cause of the salt. I make his salad dressing w/ olive oil and apple cider vinegar, or red wine vinegar, and he loves it.

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    1. We'll see JoJo. They say salt is not the big bugaboo it was considered to be. Saw a section on Good Morning America about it today. You should check it out.

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  8. I'm not a fan of pickles but real full fat Greek yoghurt I love. I'd forgotten about tzatziki and that recipe sounds yum.

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    1. Funny, I love pickles Helen, Matt is like you. Nothing like the real stuff is there?

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