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Potato ferment done (by fiat)

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The potato ferment was started on January 7, and I’ve decided to end the ferment today, a week later. It hasn’t changed much in appearance from two days ago except that the water is more cloudy, and the original instructions call for just a two-day ferment (which seems way too short to me). The cubes are crunchy and good. I’ll add them to my lunch and also they will work in a salad. One nice thing: they have zero net carbs. My interest, other than the resistant starch (which acts as fiber to nourish the microbiome) is in the potassium, something that potatoes have in good measure.

I’m happy with the outcome, though next time I might go for two weeks rather than one. The tarragon sprigs were a good idea, and I think the onion helped. Next time I’ll include some garlic and perhaps a jalapeño or two.

Update: Just had a bowl of cooked vegetables and greens (Tempeh Greens) with some cubes of fermented potatoes mixed in. Damn good!

Written by Leisureguy

14 January 2023 at 1:29 pm

Posted in Food, Non-animal diet, Recipes & Cooking

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Dr. Selby and Rejuvenating Serum

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Shaving setup: A small Omega brush with a long knot that looks like silvertip badger, a plastic tub of shaving soap with scalloped sides and a double-edge razor resting on its side on top, and a small bottle with a yellow label and tall white plastic squirt top labeled "Grooming Dept Rejuvenating Serum."

I had to return to Dr. Selby’s 3X Concentrated Shaving Cream after Peter Strand commented that about a week ago, Maggard Razors had “67 Dr Selby’s tubs on sale after restocking. This morning when I checked they had 36, and this evening they had 29.” Right now they have 23

I am so pleased that people are recognizing the quality of Dr. Selby’s shaving soap 3X concentrated shaving cream. (It looks like a soap — firm in the tub — but the lather does have a kind of shaving-cream aspect.) 

I chose my Omega Mixed Midget brush — boar and badger combined — and I let the brush soak while I showered for the sake of the boar. What a great lather I get from this, along with a wonderful and traditional lather fragrance. Recommended.

Three passes with my Feather AS-D1 left my face perfectly smooth, and a drop of Grooming Dept Rejuvenating Serum finished the job and left my skin feeling smooth and supple.

The tea this morning is Murchie’s Balmoral Blend, and it’s really hitting the spot: “a strong, traditional, rich blend of bright Ceylon and malty Assam teas.”

Written by Leisureguy

14 January 2023 at 10:27 am

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