Egg Age

I just had to reshare this post by Polyface Hen House.  It is such a crazy awesome way to use science to teach us about nature.  I have an odd feeling that I learned this in school but I was more interested in boys than eggs.

I hope you enjoy at much at I do.

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Egg age chart

Now, let’s have a little fun.

EgeAge

I was a little nervous going into this because if it’s super old, I’d have to stop buying my eggs from Costco which saves me tons of money.  Phew, I think I’m safe!
let’s see your eggs.

eat kimchi, kimchee

its yummi, yummee

Ever since I incorporated kimchi into my scd for added digestive health, I’ve been toying with the idea of making it myself.  The pain of lugging gigantic jars of fermented vegetables on public transportation where people give you dirty looks was wearing me thin.  My arms thanks me and so does the general public.  With ingredients like garlic, ginger, onions, peppers, there are undoubtedly amazing benefits.

~So many superfoods, but only so many meals in the day

Here’s my recipe:

  • 1 napa cabbage
  • 1/2 c kosher salt (i like diamond brand)
  • water (about 12 c)
  • 2-4 stems scallions, cut into 1 inch
  • 2-4 stems cilantro, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onions
  • 1/4 c red pepper powder***
  • 1/4 c fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar (optional(i use organic cane))

Brine

  1. Wash and cut your napa cabbage into squares.
  2. In a large mixing bowl (you might need 2), dissolved salt with water.
  3. Soak cabbage in the salt water mix for about 8-12hrs in room temperature.

Combine

  1. Mix the rest of the ingredients together.
  2. Add cabbage and mix  (use spatula or heavy gloves***)
  3. Store in airtight container in room temperature until desired taste then move into fridge and enjoy!

The down side here is the brine and fermentation time, but test your patience and you will be rewarded with amazing homemade kimchi!

***(Updated 9/12/13) – Please read this cautionary advice

Hot yoga, Smelly towels no more!

I really love hot yoga.  I began going in conjuncture with my marathon training because it was the only thing that kept my knee and ankle pain away (really helps strengthen joint muscles when done on regular basis).  Also with continuous sessions, I’d feel calm, relaxed, taller even.  I’d have better posture. I’d eat healthier to have better sessions.  My lungs capacity greatly improved.  The problem was the better I felt, the smellier I became…my gear that is.

Recently, I decided to go back.  I missed it but of course, my towels are stinktified again!

This time I fought back.  Here’s how… Vinegar BABY~

1. Put your smellies into the washer with reeeeally HOT HOT water and 1-2 Cups of Vinegar BABY!  Wash.
2. Wash again regularly as you normally would a second round with detergent and make sure to dry completely.

So easy, I wish I wasn’t so lazy with googling the first time around.  I hope this post helps someone.