My next adventure

August 23, 2009

Right on time, the raw milk went bad. And I could tell this time. All in all a successful experiment. I like the taste. I think the next time I’ll try the smaller glass bottle from a different farm as I can return that one for recycling. This one was a plastic bottle. The Honey Nut Toasty O’s were fine, but since Cheerios don’t have HFCS I think I’ll go back to them. The healthy grocery store doesn’t have an equivalent and the Honey Nut ones are just too sweet.

Next adventure: Quinoa.

I bought a box of Quinoa at the healthy grocery store. I read about it in Sunset Magazine. There were two, a regular whitish one and red. The red was on sale so I bought that. If it’s halfway decent I’ll finish the box, then try the other and see if there is a taste difference. The same brand makes both.

You can make it like rice and eat it the same, but I think the Sunset Magazine had a recipe.  If it’s not too bad, I’ll hunt down the issue with the recipe and try that. I know I have it. I save an entire year’s worth of Sunset before I go through them one last time, removing anything I want and then recycle.

I picked up some basmati brown rice but I really like the blend I bought at Vons. It’s white, brown, red and wild basmati rice mixed. Really delicious.


Adventures in eating.

August 18, 2009

I know it is illegal to sell raw milk in some states, but not in mine.

Tonight I had a bowl of cereal with raw milk. I didn’t notice much difference since the cereal pretty much flavored the milk. But I’m giving it a try. The local healthy grocery store stocks it and it isn’t much farther than the cheap grocery chain. And for now, I have money to pay more for quality food. For some things, I’ll hit the cheap store. But the healthy store has products with no high fructose corn syrup so I’ll be going there a few times a month probably.

At any rate, I am keeping a close eye on the expiration date of the milk and keeping it refrigerated properly. No BGH. I haven’t checked their eggs or asked about free range chickens yet. I didn’t ask if they had grass fed beef either but I will the next time. The local butcher has free range chickens and their eggs but no grass fed beef. I’ll have to go to Henry’s for that if the healthy store doesn’t have them.

Oh, and regular Cheerios? No HFCS. Yay!

And I’m starting to feel better. Don’t know if it’s just psychological or because I’ve been off HFCS for over a month.