Friday, August 31, 2007

blog customizing...

... thanks for bearing with my scrapbook of a blog here. I am in the middle of re-designing (customizing the html) this template from blogger. should make more progress this weekend...

Goat Milk Ice-Cream

For those of you who don't know, I'm allergic (intolerant) to Milk.

Yeah, I don't relate to any of you because I'm not lactose intolerant. No, I am way cooler than that. I am intolerant to the protein in milk, called Casein. This is all found in cow, sheep and goat milk. The amounts vary and goat milk has the least which is nice for me, because we have found a delicious hard goat cheese and I just discovered this jewel in the natural foods ice-cream box yesterday (Food 4 Less)!

The website has a lot of nifty information on it as well as a wide display of flavors, which is more than I can say for Tofutti. Tofutti is quite scrumptious, don't get me wrong, but the only flavor I have liked so far has been Chocolate Cookie Crunch. The vanilla is more like a really sweet hazelnut and brings frosting to the mind when eating it. I have only tried the Chocolate Chip Mint (Rumplemint) of the Goat Milk Ice Cream so far, and am dying to try the vanilla. On top of everything, the Goat Milk brand is more on the natural food list than Tofutti. The latter is completely milk free (tofu based), but uses more ingredients and corn syrup I believe, which I try to stay away from as much as possible.

A little factoid about Casein in Goats Milk... click to visit the site for more informative inforama.

Milk Protein

Milk protein is comprised of about 80% caseins and 20% whey proteins. This is applicable to both cow's milk and goat's milk. The caseins are present in the form of micelles: these are large aggregates of protein and calcium phosphate. The number of small micelles is much greater in goat's milk than cow's milk.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Wish we were back on Maui....

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Pandora the Fox!

I want to let all my family and friends in on an excellent Internet radio service I use practically every day! Pandora Radio ( ). I encourage those of you who love music (as much as I do!) to check this out. Best of all, if you sign up, we can connect through accounts.

Very smart of them. Social radio.

Look me up! My username is
muddyfeet3 .

So what makes Pandora so very cool? It's a quick and easy setup.... the best thing is you make your own radio stations. For instance. I like oldies, but I like particular oldies. All I do in Pandora is create a new station, by typing in say, "Roy Orbison" and a station is created from what I typed. The station will play that artist/song and anything in it's similar group of artists or songs. It is quite cool! You can also give a thumbs up or down on the songs playing in case you absolutely love/hate a song. There are all kinds of cool features... but simple.

check it out and look me up if you sign up (which you should). I am on my computer ALL day, so I just leave it running and I don't even have to think about messing with my music.

Moved Blog

Yes, I have moved my blog.

Many months ago when I was stoked about doing a blog for John and I, I went gung-ho and registered a brand spank'n new Google account and set up the blog. I already had a G-mail account, but I thought it would be fun to have two! OK, not the case, it's a pain in the rear.

Thus, here I am... which is fine. I don't think anyone reads the old blog anyway. After all, you can count all the posts on one hand. This will be much easier to maintain as I am using a whole variety of Google tools and gadgets and keeping them all under one roof will help.

I actually plan to post on this blog so RSS it and post a comment or two! :)