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Jami McBride
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[center]New Cooking eCourse - Registration Starts Feb 5th[/center]

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What’s in the eCourse?

This plan isn’t called “Fundamentals” for nothing. I carefully selected the basic skills in this eCourse.

    * Overview: eCourse Overview
    * Lesson 1: The GNOWFGLINS Foundation
    * Lesson 2: How to Soak Whole Grains, Nuts and Seeds
    * Lesson 3: How to Make Soaked Whole-Grain Flour Baked Goods I
    * Lesson 4: How to Make Soaked Whole-Grain Flour Baked Goods II
    * Lesson 5: How to Soak and Cook Dry Beans
    * Lesson 6: How to Sprout Beans
    * Lesson 7: How to Cook a Chicken and Make Chicken Stock
    * Lesson 8: How to Make Skillet Dishes: A Dinner Formula
    * Lesson 9: How to Make Water Kefir
    * Lesson 10: How to Make Dairy Kefir
    * Lesson 11: How to Make Soft, Spreadable Cheese
    * Lesson 12: How to Make Sourdough Bread
    * Lesson 13: How to Sprout Whole Grains for Sprouted Grain Flour & How to Bake With Sprouted Grain Flour
    * Lesson 14: How to Make Natural Pickled Foods


Each lesson will answer three basic and essential questions:

    What? – What is this food and/or technique? What ingredients do I need?
    Why? – Why should we eat a certain food or prepare it a certain way?
    How? – How is the technique carried out or how is this food prepared?

Each lesson will come with one or more “Fact Sheets,” which are one-page (more or less) documents that quickly summarize an important topic. You might call them Cliff Notes.
Plus an eCourse forum membership, a place to have all your questions answered while attending the course.  Access the lessons on your time schedule. 

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There is so much more.... So Read All the Information At the Website link below
Enrollment will be open for two weeks, from 8 am (PST) on Friday, February 5, 2010 until 5 pm (PST) on Monday, February 22, 2010 — or until all spaces are filled. The sooner you act, the better!

Traditional Foods Fundamentals eCourse Information


 
                    
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Water kefir?  My curiosity is piqued.  Not enough to take the class though...
 
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It should be fun, I'm looking forward to it, and a great resource for other information as well.  I hope to post some good stuff from the course back here.

BTW - congratulations on winning the ticket for the Permaculture Course.  I'm sure you'll have an amazing time and learning experience yourself.
 
                    
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Thanks!  I'm so excited! 

I bet that e-course will be really awesome.  If it didn't overlap with the other course I'd consider it. 

A lady gave me some kefir grains once and I fed it honey water (maybe that's what the water kefir is like?).  It tasted like kombucha!  Amazing.  I added heavy cream to it once and it turned into this thick disgusting mass and I had to compost the whole lot.   
 
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Water kefir uses kefir grains that have been adapted to eat sugars from honey, molasses, white sugar, etc instead of milk sugars.

As you might imagine, the taste depends very much on what other things you put in it.

There is some speculation that the original ginger beer was a form of water kefir imported from Eastern Europe.

I used to have some grains, but ended up killing them in experiments
 
                    
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I'm completely convinced that modern day "soda pop" is an imitation of ancient fermented beverages: kvass, kombucha, kefir, beer.....it's an old habit for people to consume bubbly drinks.  I've made a fermented drink from shredded sweet potatoes in honey water that apparently orginiated in africa - "sweet potato fly" (recipe is in Wild Fermentation) ....it's amazing.  Convinces even people/children who "hate" fermented things that they can be really tasty.

I wish I could get some more kefir grains, there was a really quick turn around time (24-48 hours) with them.  Where'd you get yours tamo42?  What'd you kill yours with? 
 
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I got them from a woman on FreeCycle actually.  There's a website I'll have to dig up that is all about kefir (dairy and water) and you can order grains from the guy.

I killed them by trying to do a complex ginger beer recipe that had about 10 ingredients.  It didn't work and I didn't have a way to rescue any still living grains from the crushed egg shell .
 
                    
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You should try the fly!  I'd appreciate the site link to the kefir stuff if you find it.....

I'm going to make a new thread for fermented but non-alcoholic soda-like beverages. 
 
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Found it:

http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefirpage.html

It's too bad I don't care for sweet potatoes
 
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There are lots of places to get grains.  You can always post on a freecycle list for them, or purchase them from the many places on the Internet.

Dom's Kefir Site is the guy with all the info
http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefir_cheese.html#kefir-mascapone

The Happy Herbalist is another great site with wonderful people - They ship from Calif.
http://www.happyherbalist.com/kefirlivegrains.aspx

The NT eCourse now has over 85 people signed up.  The forum for those participating is amazing. 
 
                    
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85 people!  That's awesome!  Thank you for the info on the grains, ladies.   
 
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Just for the record, I'm 100% dude
 
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Giggle    that was the first thing I was wondering about when I read the post - LOL

Thanks for clearing this up!
 
                    
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Oops!  Dude and lady!   

C'mon, with an ambiguous screen name like that what do you expect me to think! 

And, ok, maybe it was my sexist brain just assuming that women are most interested in this sort of thing.  I know that's not true, but you know how casual assumptions can go.....
 
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Yep, it happens from time to time.  No worries
 
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Nice video on making sprouted grain muffins .... this same type of thing will be part of the eCourse.

Video: Make Easy Whole-Grain Soaked Muffins!

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Nice.  I'm looking forward to this.  I went to high school with Wardeh.  She's really good person.

 
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So your signed up - Cool    Wardeh is a real sweetie, so is the whole family.

Wardeh and I went to a workshop yesterday on rending fat - it was really neat.  We all had many interesting side conversations about food, nutrition and sourdough making.

I plan on posting the details on a new thread as soon as the pictures are uploaded.  Explaining things is so much easier with pictures don't you think?
 
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