The cherry tree we planted two months ago.
Over the weekend, our friend Sayed (he likes snakes) came over to take away the creepy crawly in our backyard. He looked under every bush and in each nook and cranny. It either seems to have left, or is hiding somewhere hard to find.
We went around taking the naphthalene balls out of all the areas close to the edible plants.
The birds love the strawberries. These are the ones left over after they had had their fill.
Hiking Up Strawberry Hill
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DEADLINE: June 30, 2009
We save our carb intake for stuff like bread and potatoes and try to reduce it in items like dairy. Strawberries are ideal for those with carb intolerance or insulin resistance. A cup of sliced strawberries has just 3 grams of carbs.
Dairy and Glycemic Index
Per cup (8 fl. oz. or 240 ml.)
Milk: between 11 to 12 grams of carbs depending on the fat content. These are in the form of lactose – a type of sugar. Whole milk has marginally less carbs than low-fat or skimmed. (Carb count in various types of milk)
Unsweetened Yogurt made with dairy: between 4 to 8 grams of carbs per cup. The bacteria in it convert the lactose to lactic acid. The longer the milk has been fermented, the less lactose it will contain. The optimum fermentation is supposed to be 20 hours at room temperature. Store-bought is not fermented very long, so it will be in the higher carb range. (Carb content of yogurt)
Lactaid MIlk: Though the lactose has been removed, it may have a higher glycemic index than regular milk.
Lactaid doesn’t convert the lactose in milk to a non-sugary substance. Instead, it converts the lactose to simpler sugars. You see, lactose is what is called a “disaccharide” — a sugar that is made up of two simpler sugars. Some people lose the ability to break down the bond between those two sugars as they age, and this is what causes lactose intolerance. Lactaid breaks down the bond, leaving the two simpler sugars behind.
Not only does this mean that Lactaid treated milk has as much carbohydrate as untreated milk, but the treatment causes the sugar in the milk to be absorbed more rapidly, increasing the glycemic index of the milk. (Source)
Soymilk: between 3 to 5 grams of carbs per cup, depending on the brand and what’s in it.
We use Pacific Organic Soy brand which has just two ingredients – filtered water and soybeans. It has 4 grams of carb per cup.
(Makes about four 8-oz. glasses.)
3 cups sliced organic strawberries
a couple of drops of food grade rose essence or 1 tbsp rose water
seeds from 2 pods of green cardamom
Blend until frothy and serve.
This is our entry for Strawberry Feast at My Kitchen Treasures.
Note: CLICK entries will not be updated until the 25th of June.
- the Jugalbandits