Posts tagged ‘Milk’

December 18, 2011

Sunday Oats

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They’re fancy.  I have time.  I devote it to food.  Obviously.

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And tea.  Because there’s nothing like a hot cup of tea on a cold Sunday morning.

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Want to know what’s inside my bowl?

  • Rolled oats made with water and milk
  • Pinches of cinnamon
  • Flax seed ground in a used coffee grinder; that makes them coffee flax (yummm)
  • Thinly slice banana
  • Smucker’s Natural drippy peanut butter

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The coffee flax really made the bowl.  A little hint of coffee flavor from what was left in the grinder, plus a dose of fiber and omega-3’s from the flax.  Just one tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains 2 grams fiber!  Plus it’s a good source of omega-3’s which helps to reduce total and LDL cholesterol.  Thumbs up

If you are thinking about adding flaxseed to your diet, make sure you grind it.  A coffee grinder works great, or you can purchase the seeds already ground.  Grinding allows your body to access all the good omega-3 oils that it otherwise couldn’t reach in a whole seed.

Happy eating!

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30 Minutes Activity:  Walking, my favorite pastime.

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October 13, 2011

Lovin’ the Local

We did a blind taste test in our house tonight!  Nerds?  Most definitely, but I had a blast.

A few months ago I went to the store to buy milk.  I went to the fridge with the store brand, but there was none left!  I moved on to the only slightly more expensive milk from the local dairy, Rutter’s.  I love to support local, but it just didn’t occur to me to buy the local milk.  But this day I had to.

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I brought it home and poured myself a glass.  Holy cow (no pun intended)!  This is delicious!  I was hooked.  Rutter’s milk it was from then on.

I’ve also noticed that it lasts longer.  Store brand milk smells rancid on the exact sell by date, if not a day before.  Rutter’s has been delicious up to and one or two days beyond the sell by date…as it should!  I’m in love.  Red heart

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However, since then, I’ve been wanting to prove to myself that the local actually does taste better.  What better way than a blind taste test!?

I poured and labeled two glasses, recruited Steve’s help, and tied my blind fold.  He switched up the glasses and I started sipping.  I kept my blindfold on just in case I could see the difference.

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The first sip I took I was already pretty sure it was store brand.  I sipped it a few times and then moved onto the second glass.  Now I was really sure this glass was Rutter’s.  It actually tasted more like milk.  It was thicker too.  And overall just more delicious.  Ding ding ding!  I win!  Right on.

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Next up, Steve’s taste buds.  He won too!  It’s true, the local milk tastes better and lasts longer.  I’m so happy this turned out the way I had hoped!

Rock on local!

Are you local or bust?

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