Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
It was my birthday and I got the best present ever: a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer! There happens to be a sale on the attachments at Amazon.com so I’m getting the food grinder. I’m excited to start grinding up some heart and organ meats.
SCD Birthday Cake
My birthday cake last year was delicious so I attempted to recreate it again. I made the usual coconut flour muffin recipe I have made dozens of times, the “Honey Muffin” recipe from Cooking with Coconut Flour (not all recipes SCD-legal, but many are easy to convert). Delicious recipe when you remember to include all the ingredients. I somehow forgot the honey. It was tolerable since the icing on top was quite good, but not really a dessert. To salvage it, I scraped the icing off and mixed it with half the cake plus a bit more honey. This made a sort of cheesecake cookie dough crumble that was delicious! The rest of the cake I set aside to use like a bread, with some jam and butter on it.
I went raspberry picking and ended up with 4 pints of raspberries. I have some frozen already from a previous day, so these were all for jam or to dehydrate. I heard dehydrating raspberries makes them quite tasty so I tried to do it in my Excalibur at 105F. After over 12 hours they were still juicy so I stopped and instead used them in the crumble (above) and for some sheep milk gelato (non-SCD legal). Not sure why dehydrating them didn’t work, but at least I have jam and frozen berries stored.
The China Study
I read a lot of blogs this weekend on the topic of The China Study. I wrote about it in my last post here. It’s worth looking at if you still think meat is responsible for health problems. It’s also worth looking at if you still think wheat is not responsible for health problems.