I’m no good at sticking with the Wheat Belly diet with the exception of keeping grain out of my diet, and by default, milk, simply because even grass based, organic, real milk doesn’t agree with me and i’m not going to buy almond or coconut milk. But i do keep this ‘granola’ made up and stored in a Ziploc Bag in the freezer – just dipping out about 1/4 cup for brecky most mornings and usually eat without milk, but sometimes 1/2 sliced organic banana. Most of my organic nuts and seeds come from Food To Live which can be ordered directly from their website or some are available through Wal-Mart online ordering.
Heat milk to 160 degrees (about steaming)over medium heat. Add one cup hot milk to egg yolks, then blend into the remaining milk. Remain vigilant and/or whisk often to keep it from sticking and burning to the bottom of the pot. Add sugar (or honey) and spices, then reheat. This is great warm or cold.
As always, use organic, fresh, local whenever possible.
Jerry really likes this and it’s packed with calories and fat, which is important for him right now. He warms up a cup of eggnog if he has trouble falling asleep or for brekkie in the morning with his softened cereal.
Once a year I make soap. It doesn’t take a lot of ingredients, but it does take a lot of work, to make several years’ worth of homemade healthy, clean soap that doesn’t dry out your skin like commercial body soaps can. Many of the ingredients I have to order (i order mine from Essential Depot), but our home raised grassfinished beef tallow and my neighbour’s beeswax are key ingredients as well.
We don’t manage bees on our farms, but our neighbour does and he shares beeswax with me. Lots of ways to farm. Thanks to our neighbour, Kevin, for caring for bees and their hives and producing great honey. He stopped by last week and gave me some wax.
Agricultural production opportunities abound, but none that i’ve found come without dedication, hard work, and passion. It’s unlikely you’ll become financially wealthy either, but there is more to life than that.
Beeswax mixed in with honey!
Melt very slowly, best to use a double boiler, but in a pot is okay. Low heat! This mixture will boil very quickly and can catch fire! You do NOT want that nor do you want hardened wax all over your stovetop.
Pour hot mixture through cheesecloth.
Beeswax floats to the top and hardens after many hours. There was about a 24 oz container full of honey and wax, but resulting in about 2 oz of wax. The rest is strong honey I could use for cooking.
I freeze the beeswax until I’m ready to make soap. Those 2 ounces can be added to make up to 15 lbs of soap.