Well, it has been a week in 2013. How are you doing so far on your word, resolutions, or goals? I posted my joy dare this weekend, so you know I have been doing ok on this front. I have been doing my daily Bible reading and scripture memory too. And I got Christmas put away.
But, I did not get my 90 minutes of exercise done last week. I haven't scheduled time to be intentional about relationships, and I have only barely increased my prayer time. Probably because I have not done my weekly or monthly planning yet. So much for planning ahead.
I also have not gotten my probiotic post completed yet...(my goal is Wednesday). But, I have made yogurt several times and even got my pickiest to eat it more than once. Of course I had to let her crumble some Oreo cookies in it. But keep in mind, she only eats strawberry Gogurt or yogurt with Oreos in it to begin with. So I am counting it a success. On the yogurt front, my next step is to try to make gogurt like Money Saving Mom or get some Kinderville Little Bites Ice Pop Molds so I can make it like Lisa.
I also made (OK started) my first lacto-fermented salsa. I used the recipe from Nourishing Days. Here is a picture of it next to my sourdough starter on top of my fridge. My fridge is starting to look like a chemistry project, although, it is probably more like a microbiology lab. Those were two of my favorite subjects in nursing school, so you can see why I am having so much fun. And I have always loved to cook. Just ask my mom. She might even tell you about the kindergarten who made up a homework assignment in order to do an experiment in the kitchen. Yes. I admit it. When I was 5, I lied to my mom. I told her that my teacher told us to mix eggs, flour, and cheese and cook it on the stove. I just had to know what would happen.
Now, what I haven't done is tell my husband or kids that the salsa I made will be lacto-fermented. I haven't even said that word to them. So I am taking a risk by telling you about it. Because two of them regularly check my blog to see what I am saying about them...My goal is to get them to taste it before they decide it is gross. But if they ask I will tell them. What is lacto-fermentation? And why am I doing this microbiology experiment on my family you ask?
Well, lacto-fermentation uses salt to kill bad microbes and then allows Lactobacillus to turn sugars into lactic acid which gives it a distinctive taste. Think pickles or sauerkraut. I did salsa because we eat a lot more salsa than pickles or sauerkraut. And my family is already used to me making it. And I am trying it as part of my probiotic experiment which you will hear more about Wednesday.