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Ribbit
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Wow, I bet those really were allergies!  I am almost ashamed to complain about my pitiful problems after reading what you've been through.

No, that's okay.  Complain all you want.  We're all ears here.

Ah, me too.   Insanity isn't as bad as they say it is.

True.   One thing I noticed about the children with autism I used to work with--I could so relate to this:  They were perfectly happy being in their own little world.  No complaints from them.  They enjoyed sitting there, rocking, and listening to whatever was going on inside their heads.  They only got aggressive when we stepped in and tried to tell them what they felt/heard/saw/thought was wrong and they had to come join us in our world.  




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.... children with autism ... They were perfectly happy being in their own little world.  No complaints from them.  They enjoyed sitting there, rocking, and listening to whatever was going on inside their heads.  They only got aggressive when we stepped in and tried to tell them what they felt/heard/saw/thought was wrong and they had to come join us in our world.  


I remember some time ago getting an email pertaining to how an austitic person does not realize they are 'missing' anything. To them, they're not. They are perfectly happy just as they are. Lucky them........no worries, no trying to keep up w/ the Jones, etc.
On that same note........not long ago I saw a show about an autistic boy lost in the woods for several days. When they found him, he didn't even have a scratch. They said him being autistic is what saved him. He didn't realize he was lost, so he didn't panic. He just did what he does.....  
I saw Jim Carey on Oprah a while back. He dates Jenny McCarthy who has an autistic child. Jim said he really is interested in learning what goes on in the mind. It's really quite something to think about.
, got off topic didn't we.



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My sister didn't go to a conference about autism because she was the keynote speaker.  She doesn't like the way she portrays herself morally and has in the past.  But, I did read that Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Carey were both using very alternative methods to help treat her child.  Such as metal detoxing etc, and it was working.  It would be nice if some regular M.D.'s would get the picture and start looking into some of these problems instead of pushing drugs that cover up symptoms.

BTW, ribbit, you I can't believe you had to deal with all that growing up.  I was blessed.  I didn't have problems growing up like that.  I can see why you are such a proponent of the diet.  Wow.  I pray you continue to heal and your family too.  


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I believe for me it was a spiritual issue as well as a physical one, but that's not something I talk much about on this forum.  It all goes hand in hand, or so it seems.

I've read a couple of articles about Jenny McCarthy's son and they do talk a good bit about their alternative treatments.  As much as some of disagree with her morals, the more word gets out about the connection between food, environment and autism, the better.


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Whoooo Hooo!!!

I just made my first batch of ghee and it took all of 15 minutes at the most and turned out fabulous!  I made it stove top on an electric stove with one of my expensive sauce pans that has a thick inner non-stick coating (not teflon).  

I looked up how to make it on the web and ended up using the simpleist instructions.  I had wanted to make it in the oven like Italybound but I didn't have a deep enough oven pan.

Anyway.. what I'm so excited about is what you all have been saying for quite some time now... that it's MUCH CHEAPER than buying ghee off the shelve!

I got my organic butter from costco at $3.50 per lb and I get 2 - 8 oz jars of ghee from that.  That is $1.75 per jar!  Wow-za!!!

The cheapest ghee I have  EVER been able to locate through Amazon (and not even organic) is $4.00 per 8 oz jar.  I was about to buy another batch of that but decided to go ahead and give this a try.

I am so glad I did!  Thanks everyone!  It's kind of fun too.  It's so simple that I'd be a bonehead not to continue.       
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Funky, when I make it in the oven (which is rare), I just put the butter in a 9X13 glass dish.


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Quoted from Ribbit
Funky, when I make it in the oven (which is rare), I just put the butter in a 9X13 glass dish.


Thanks Ribbet.    But I don't have one of those yet...      I'm looking into getting more glass however due to the toxic properties of the plastics.  
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Funky, when I make it in the oven (which is rare), I just put the butter in a 9X13 glass dish.


Do you cover it with something? Whenever I make ghee on the stove top I always cover the glass pan with a spatter screen to minimize the clean up.



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Do you cover it with something? Whenever I make ghee on the stove top I always cover the glass pan with a spatter screen to minimize the clean up.



Drea... It didn't sputter enough to get outside of the pan.  It was really fine.  I used a pan that was about two times higher than the height of the butter.   It was so much easier than I've read from others.  I was glad of that... I was kind of scared to do it!  

Also Italybound says when you make it in the oven you need to put a like a flat pan underneith and also cover it with foil with little holes in the top for it to breath.
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Also Italybound says when you make it in the oven you need to put a like a flat pan underneath and also cover it with foil with little holes in the top for it to breath.


If you use foil to cover the dish........yes, poke some li'l holes in it and put a flat pan or something underneath it. If you have a lid that fits the dish, that's not necessary. I broke my ghee baking dish, so now I have to use the foil, etc. But that's okay...........it's so simple, I don't mind.

Glad you finally dove in Funkymuse.    Gosh, now you'll be making it all the time won't ya?  



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wait till you taste your own home made ghee!!



Oh yeah, it tastes way better than store bought!  
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I've never had my ghee splatter.  It just gently churns and chuckles and chirrups.  (If you've made it yourself you'll know what I'm talking about.)


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I've never had my ghee splatter.  It just gently churns and chuckles and chirrups.  (If you've made it yourself you'll know what I'm talking about.)


yup, that's what mine did!  And yes IB, I will be making it all the time!  Have to finish up the old store bought stuff before digging into the two beautiful jars we made, but it won't be long!

Thanks All!
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When I made ghee on the (previous) electric stove, I never had a splatter problem, but now that I'm back to using a gas stove, I can't seem to get the flame low enough not to splatter. I'm even using a diffuser under the pot to try to even the heat.   Oh well. A splatter screen keeps more of the ghee in the pan and less on the stove, so I really can't complain too much!


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I believe for me it was a spiritual issue as well as a physical one, but that's not something I talk much about on this forum.  It all goes hand in hand, or so it seems.

I've read a couple of articles about Jenny McCarthy's son and they do talk a good bit about their alternative treatments.  As much as some of disagree with her morals, the more word gets out about the connection between food, environment and autism, the better.


I agree on all accounts.  Especially because so many people act like hollyweird knows all, people hopefully will take note about the solutions they have found.  At least in this case.  


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When I made ghee on the (previous) electric stove, I never had a splatter problem, but now that I'm back to using a gas stove, I can't seem to get the flame low enough not to splatter. I'm even using a diffuser under the pot to try to even the heat.   Oh well. A splatter screen keeps more of the ghee in the pan and less on the stove, so I really can't complain too much!


Try a real heavy bottomed sauce pan. The thicker bottom will help. I have a gas stove. I have Salad Master waterless and they're pretty heavy.

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Try a real heavy bottomed sauce pan. The thicker bottom will help. I have a gas stove. I have Salad Master waterless and they're pretty heavy.



Thanks, MF. Now that I think about it, that was the difference between splattering and not splattering when I used to make it back in CA.  


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So... I accidently cooked the ghee too long today and it got kind of brown... (burnt?)

Is it still beneficial to ingest?
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I think it's OK.  My Mom did the same thing and we all ate it.  It has an interesting flavor.  I don't think it's something that should be done every time, because of possible carcinogens, but I think it's probably not going to hurt you too bad.  Although, you could be the judge of that after eating it.  Plus, someone else may have a different stance on it.


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It's great that so many folks are starting to make your own ghee.  Isn't it surprisingly easy??

I melt 1 pound of organic butter in a 2 quart stainless steel pot with copper bottom;  no lid.  The heat stays low, so that it only burbles and chirrups, like ribbit's ghee does.  

I've found another thing that shortens the process:  When the sediment on the bottom turns golden brown, and the song of the ghee gets quiet, I take it off the heat (before the ghee turns brown).  I let it sit for 10 minutes or so, and then just slowly pour it through a fine metal mesh strainer, with no liner at all.  The sediment all stays behind in the pot, and the liquid ghee is very clean.



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Yessssss.  What a beautiful song.  

Blblblbblb...chirrup....blb...chirp.  Kind of like that.  And the smell....ah, the rich aroma.  It makes me wide-eyed and anticipatory, if that's a word.

I miss my ghee.  Since the dr tells me I'm supposed to have only raw milk now I haven't been making ghee. I tried with raw cream, but it only made about 2 Tbsp. and it didn't taste the same.  It tasted like butter instead of ghee.  It was really good, don't get me wrong, but I missed the richness.  I'm going to find out if the guys I get the raw milk from sell raw butter too.  Then I can make my ghee from that.


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What, no ghee for you?  


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It's just terrible.  Tears me up inside.  I grieve over the loss.

Ah, well, next time I'm there I'll ask the dr to please let me have my ghee.  I'm taking a homeopathic something-or-other called Aller-Milk I think, that's supposed to help get me over the problem.  We'll see.


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Ribbit,
Do you have a bad reaction when you eat ghee?



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