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I found it! Allrecipes.com? very simple spelt bread? Will give it a go tomorrow. thanks
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Or was the beaut bread pictured this recipe?  http://www.rwood.com/Recipes/Spelt_Bread.htm  
This recipe is mentioned a lot on the forums, Mayflowers and Ribbit recommend it, me too thanks to them.  It is the first spelt bread recipe that I used and it's lovely.  Does get a little dry after freezing as I do though.  Now I know when freezing bread, cover it with foil to keep the moisture in and then plastic wrap or a container.

Or was it this "Very simple spelt bread": http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Bread-Machine-Spelt-Bread/Detail.aspx

The very simple spelt bread recipee http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Very-Simple-Spelt-Bread/Detail.aspx sounds a bit like the no yeast recipe that you linked to above Cristina.  Those soda bread recipes are like cakes really and you can't knead the bread or it turns into Goo! Also danger of not rising evenly if the raising agent is not spread evenly throughout.

Sounds like you and family are going well.  We've all got sore throats and some of us coughing here at the moment, it's going around, I take elderberry juice along with other berry and apple juice.  Notice they are selling elderberry capsules at chemists now.  Better than flu shots IMHO.  Naturopathy is catching on everywhere, even woolies have herbal cures for flus and colds now.  

More Spelt bread recipes!

See here http://www.4yourtype.com/grains.asp (have you seen those articles under helpful articles http://www.4yourtype.com/articles.asp that:

    “Since spelt does not absorb as much liquid as wheat, a little more spelt flour is needed when substituting for wheat. This produces a finer crumb in cakes and muffins. I use about 1/3 cup extra flour for every 3 cups in a recipe. I have also noticed that I am more satisfied with my results when I use a heavy liquid ingredient, such as butter and buttermilk, banana, winter or summer squash, carrots. Cookies made with spelt flour are often dry so I couple spelt with another grain such as oats which hold more moisture.”

Good tips hey?  You probably already know this though

Recently made spelt pumpkin scones and it was amazing!  Then I made Spelt loaf 2 from here http://www.makeitandbakeit.com.au/spelt_bread.htm with cooked pumpkin, ghee, honey and some nutmeg.  It was alot less dry than the original and slighly orange with a nice flavour.  

The other day made the best banana spelt carob pecan muffins.  Will put that in the recipe database soon.  

You remind me my kamut bread (I was slack and bought some - it's very heavy but nice!) has nearly run out so I should bake some more spelt!


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My fault Symbi, I think I must have added the link to the beau bread recipe to one of the posts you had already read!!

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...  While he settled drinking his tea in bed, I decided to make Spelt bread using the machine version recipe from recipe central: http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?50 .  By 11:00pm, the bedroom was quiet again and it was time for me to hit the blankets!!

This morning we woke up to the beautiful smell of the bread making, and when we settled down for breakfast, WOW, we got blown away as to how well the loaf came out in taste and texture!!  We had a feast of it with ghee, honey and peanut butter!! With our soy capuccinos.
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My family love the bread so much, that I am making more tonight.  I will make the same spelt bread from recipe central, thanks whoever posted that beautifullllllll recipe!!  But I am also making a yeast free one from the internet:

http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/2008/05/no-yeast-spelt-bread.html

I have 8 cups of flour soaking in just over 2 cups soy milk, 2 cups plain yogurt and 1/3 cup honey.  I started soaking at 4:30pm, so it will be a 24hr soak, by the time I get up tomorrow morning to finish it off. ...
  


Well, we know what fiasco I managed to make of that no yeast, spelt bread.  I have not given up, I will try it again soonn ...

Thanks for all those links, I have been to some, but not others,  always new things to discover everywhere ...  family doing well, except for the few sniffes here and there, but in general we got it under control ... good thing is that they are all looking up to me now, ... holding on very well indeed!!  

Sorry you are also going through these winter nuisances ... nice to know what artillery to use to combact them though ...  




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I forgot today is Saturday! very seldom go for walkies so early on weekends, hubby is available all day, so we do it later in the warmth of the day.

I have not done my morning meditation so far, I promised myself I will do at least 1 hr of it per day, so I have to find time later in the day.

Breakfast was a  nice soy cappuccino with organic rice cakes (from my last visit to HFS) plus organic peanut butter and honey.  That was fairly early in the morning.

Our supps then: Occubright and deflect for me.  The rest of the family had their immune pack dosage.

One hour or so later, I served some organic yogurt (not home made), with a handful of compliance seeds and dry fruit: flax, pumpkin, sesame, chia as well as goji berry and honey.

We have just finished lunch: omellete made up with two eggs, some bok-choi leaves from our garden and a couple of spoonfuls of my vegie mixture.  I made this mixture with rutuguba, pimento, carrot, zuccini, onion, turmeric and salt, cooked on a cast iron saucepan with a bit of ghee and some hot water to give it a bit of saucy texture.   Only cooked it for a couple of minutes and let it sit for a few more minutes while the omelet finished cooking. Still have some left over mixture for tonight's dinner.  I divided the omelet in two and enjoyed it sprinkled with my compliant Parmesan and gruyere cheeses, while hubby used cottage and his black dot mozarella ones.

Did I tell you that this is a beautiful sunny day here and I am feeling fantastic again!!

I am down to my 3rd water bottle ... so far so good ...  

PS: and my supps for lunch were: The Teacher 3 pack plus Deflect!!





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That's okay it's good for me to look around for more spelt recipes.  Recipe central lol.  Should have known.  Great fun!  Don't have a breadmaker yet and really enjoy the hands in dough experience.

Yes it's another beautiful day here in paradise.  Just going to take G out the backyard to play.  Just did her eldoncard blood test.  She's a O Positive (and I suspect an explorer but I know we can't really tell at this stage).  So glad to finally find out.  DH though is avoiding the jab.  Better watch where he sleeps!  

G being an O explains the temper tantrums!  Also how she quite likes lamb and red meat.  Will have to make some really good spelt flour to get her away from wheat that will be tricky!  

Also got one for my Mum to find out what type she is when we go to see her.  I suspect she and DH are Os by personality though.  Enjoy the day!


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Life is so much easier when we know who we are (biologically that is) ... Nice feeling to know for sure what our dear ones are, it empowers them and us to help themselves the right way, compatible with their system.  Good on you Symbi in getting that extra kit for mum!!

We went to the beach late this afternoon before dinner, lots of people and dogs there! unlike the early mornings ... We had a ball though!!  Good walk and fun for the 3 of us ...

Dinner was take away ...  vegetarian rice noodles with tofu and vegies.  Nice!

supps: Deflect!

Still on my 3rd water bottle, but we are planning to watch 'live 3d french open tennis final' tonight, so there will be lots of opportunity for drink up!! (water, that is) ..




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I woke up as usual at 4:15am this morning, although this time I felt this fighting urge to cough and that funny throat tingling again!!!

Did I not have similar episode the norming after having take away the other day? Too much of a coincidence!!  That it is for me!! No more take aways for a while!!

Also, looking back at my supps intake yesterday, I was the only one that did not have the immune support pack, so guess what I did a few minutes ago! Took my Redoxa, Ara Plus and Proberry caps!! Obviously there is this thing going on around here with colds and flues trying to grab us all, so I better keep them up a bit longer.

I practically fall asleep on the chair last night, trying to watch the tennis(too late for me), so I ended up going to bed without doing my oral hygiene of flossing and oil pulling!! I tried to catch up first thing this morning, did the oil pulling and i could only do it for under 10 minutes and it came out white and still thick!!  Try to do it a second time but did not last long either!  After rinsing my mouth throughly, I had the supps and made myself a ginger, lemon and honey tea and I am feeling much better now!  Since I have done a bit of browsing around the forum already, I will do my meditation now waiting for daylight ... it is fairy cold again this morning (although for some of you these temps will be like summer!)  It is all a matter of perspective, relativity, context ...  

PS nr1: We went for a walk to the beach before breaky !!  Beautiful day.  Had coffee (soy) at one of the cafes there and a couple of raisin toasts !! Butter and raisins are both black dots and all wheat is neutral including gluten, so it may not have been the perfect breakfast but it felt good and we enjoyed the outing!

Supps: Deflect

I am reading about obesity in the encyclopedia, some sort of intuition ...
I cooked vermiccelli rice noodles with a sauce made with the leftover vegie mix from yesterday and the last of the turkey stock I prepared earlier in the week.  Added some zuccini, carrot from the stock and spiced it with curry powder and Tamari.  Hubby thought we were having the leftover noodles from last nights chinese!! He was amazed how yummy the dish tasted.

Supps: Deflect

We had another cup of coffee, rice cakes and peanut butter for a mid afternoon snack.

For dinner hubby had the left over take away (I refused to eat it), while I settled with plain organic yogurt, a couple of dates, dry goji berries, chia seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and plenty of lecithin over the top: no honey!!
Supps: Deflect

I had been a bit gassy today, it could be the effect of having a few deflects a day which as expected is doing is eliminating job: removing old toxins and fending off the new offending lectins (from yesterday's takeaway and this morning's black dot butter and raisins)!! ...

My water comsumption is on target!





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I had been re-visiting ERFYT encyclopedia studying the weight loss protocols.  I have also been re-reading the Teachers diet Dos and Donts from the Genotype book.  I am more enlighten now as to why certain foods are in my Swami lists and the importance of including variety across all food groups!!  I already knew that  in an intuitive way and I have been trying to follow the principle, but now, it is not just intuition and it is not about trying any more but doing it!!

Looking back at these posts which are sort of journal entries, I can see that when it comes to carbs I am stuck on a one horse race: rice (noodles, grains, rice cakes).  I have kept the gates closed on all the other participants in the carb race: Spelt grain (which only recently made appearance), barley, quinoa, oats, buckwheat!!

I know this is not healthy and I understand why: I am not allowing the food to be my medicine so that food can perform its gene-methylating role to improve my genetic genetic makeup and food can increase my metabolic rate to speed up weight loss!!!!  amongst many other good things!  My food lists have been designed to do that for me, I have to implement them in my daily meal plans.

I discussed this with hubby, looking at our Swami X reports and the need to up our game!  We also need to increase the consumption of fish, vegie protein and live foods.  We do have quite a bit of live foods, but whether we reach the quota on a consistent way, is, most days, a guess work and not a sure thing.

I have to go back to my early day systems that were working so well but got left behind, because I did not need them any more   ... time to do some serious planning, studying, designing... I can see some re-arranging of the pantry and fridge coming up!!!

Do you want to know what really prompted all this?  Hubby discovered an old document from my work dating back march 2006, it was one of those employees health checks for work.  That was over 4 years ago and my weight and measurements then were exactly as they are today!!  At first I was shocked!! Talking about long plateaus, this must be the record!!  4 years!!!...It got me thinking... as if time stood still ... except that I was on the way up then in a journey that took me to another extra 12Kg!  until 9 months ago, when I entered this path and I had a couple of quick jumps down (about 12kg so far) and although in the last few weeks it has slowed down to almost a halt, I have not only reversed the trend forward but started the internal healing process.  So, time did not stood still, this is no a platteau, although it may seem that way to the uninformed, there is progress being made on the inside and it shows on the outside too, although not necessarily on the scales.     All I have to do now, is take a couple of deep breaths, build and put systems in place around the house and my life that will facilitate the journey  ...






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I know what you are saying Cristina.... I think we get a bit complacent once we get going with the 'program'... I know that I must go back to my weekly food planner as little no no's creep in so easily.. and with winter upon us in the Southern Hemisphere it is too easy to have second helpings and comfort food. It is truly wonderful to have a partner such as you have who understands and supports your way of life.Keep at it!



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Ditto for me!! Sometimes I have been just happy (complacent?) that I am not increasing...but I do need to lose more...
Hey well done on that 12kg loss Cristina
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Great idea looking back at patterns and keeping track.  Getting the big picture.

If you feel better on the diet that's a major improvement IMHO and the weight loss and all is a bonus that will happen when you feel good.

Glad to see you're going to add more protein I've been seeing your daily diet and wondering a bit - where's the protein?  Remember there was an old show on tv - Peter Russel Clarke.  He used to say "where's the cheese?"  You get the idea.  Being an explorer the protein content would stand out to me.  Where's that horse?  I'm getting hungry for breakfast - nah quinoa and millet this am.  Yum!


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from Jenny
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It is truly wonderful to have a partner such as you have who understands and supports your way of life.Keep at it!


thanks Jenny and hubby sends you a big Thank you too!!  It seems he has really turn it around!!  He is trying to be so careful.  His skepticism seems so far away, I am really enjoying the atmosphere at home now ...

Possum, thank you!!  We will get there as Lola puts it ...

Symbi, spot on! that is what we noticed too as you can see...

I spent most of the day today, researching and figuring ways to make this work better, been working on a few ideas which I will put in place on trial and share here the one I settled with.  Need to do some shopping ...

Today was a 'no supps' day.  I want to give myself a day off because i can ... see what reaction I had ... Not much, except that for the first time in days, I felt a bit hungry, like having the munchies, went for the extra (you guessed it) rice cakes and peanut butter, and my own trail mix (seeds and nuts).  The lack of supps and the fact that we had a small walk this morning, not usual long one could have affected my hunger ...  or the lack of protein intake in the last few days catching up with me ...

Have you noticed how the symptoms could have been avoided by doing the right thing? Keep up with the exercise, have a balance diet, ...

We had drunch (lunch and dinner together) at about 3:30 or 4:00pm, beautiful turkey legs with my vegie concotion of carrots, garlic, onion, capcicum, chicken broth (home made) and peanut butter.  Served on a bed of steamed basmatic rice.  That was some protein catch up!! Yummy!!  I first boiled the frozen turkey legs in water with some vegies, near the end of cooking added a few drops of lemon juice and salt to the water.  Removed the already cooked legs and put them in the pan with the vegie mixture, let it simmer for a few minutes and switch off the stove, resting it for 10 minutes or so.  

We have leftovers for lunch tomorrow (that will make our twice a week Swami poultry quota), and I also have a whole pot of turkey broth to use in many dishes during the week!!

I have done some meditation today too, I will probably make myself a cup of chamomile soon and go to bed early.  We have both been sleeping well lately ...

Floss and oil pulling still being done twice a day, morning and evening (well floss a few times during the day to disloge food from unwanted places and then rinse with plain water.  I have noticed such improvement on my teeth, so bright and whiter!  Also, I have stopped using bi-carb soda and salt altogether.  I will use salt again if I notice any 'mouth problems', but otherwise, I am quite happy with the OP effect!!




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We had drunch (lunch and dinner together) at about 3:30 or 4:00pm, beautiful turkey legs with my vegie concotion of carrots, garlic, onion, capcicum, chicken broth (home made) and peanut butter.  Served on a bed of steamed basmatic rice.  That was some protein catch up!! Yummy!!  I first boiled the frozen turkey legs in water with some vegies, near the end of cooking added a few drops of lemon juice and salt to the water.  Removed the already cooked legs and put them in the pan with the vegie mixture, let it simmer for a few minutes and switch off the stove, resting it for 10 minutes or so.
Love the "drunch" Do you have a crockpot? Might make it a bit easier for you & you still get heaps of stock...& no steam filling up the house...

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I have been doing some reading regarding 'waterworks' and its relation to water intake.

Apparently our water works should have some colour, like yellowish, that is an indication that waste is being carried out of the body with urine.  If the water works are clear, no colour at all, it may mean that we are drinking too much water or there is a problem somewhere with the elimination process.  

Now, taking the opportunity that this was a supp free day, I decided to put some theories to the test, pacing my water drinking for part of the day and gulping water a couple of times.  trying to drink the 4 x 750ml water bottles! When I paced myself for a few hours (with the water drinking), sure enough, the colour produced was yellowish, on the lighter side.  Then I drank almost a whole bottle in one go (had to push myself doing that, awful), next time I went to the toilet, the water works were colourless.  This experiment make me think that the slow, but sure pacing of water drinking through the day, will be more effective in eliminating toxins from our body than the gulping down water here and there, sort of 'drowing' effect, passing through too fast?

Here is one of the links I visited, they are all pretty much the same.  Interesting thing about the smell as well ...

http://medicmagic.net/know-your-health-from-urine-color.html

Interesting journey ...  




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Love the "drunch" Do you have a crockpot? Might make it a bit easier for you & you still get heaps of stock...& no steam filling up the house...



Ahh, but the steam is what makes the whole thing much more worthwhile!!! We had a few trades people doing some work for us (chopping down just enough trees to put a new garage in), and when they came to the house to give the bill   he could not resist commenting about the tempting smells coming out from the house!!!  Nice, he said, very nice ...  

My crockpot not big enough for the 6 legs (turkey  ) and the amount of stock for the week ...  




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Turkey is the bomb!  Sounds yummy, gobble, gobble.     Thanks for reminding me, I want to try one of those Turkey legs soon would make a nice roast.  I cook turkey mince often.

Wasn't saying that I follow my SWAMI perfectly either - I don't think I get enough veggies, though I try. Meat I couldn't do without.  Actually was vegetarian years ago and was sick and craved meat a lot.  Being an Explorer explains so much!  

Good idea supplement-free day and checking the toilet is very informative    .  Will read your link about the plumbing thanks.

We had baked Hoki fish tonight with herbs, garlic, mozzarella and ghee.  Glad little one likes my baked fish.  Used to give her fish fingers but she doesn't like em as much as my fish.


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We had baked Hoki fish tonight with herbs, garlic, mozzarella and ghee.  Glad little one likes my baked fish.  Used to give her fish fingers but she doesn't like em as much as my fish.


That sounds yummy!!!  and, she is a clever girl and knows mum's cooking is not only nicer, but good for her!!!  Great job  Symbi!!




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Glad you like our fish symbi??!! We used to live on fish fingers when our son was a baby Somehow I rarely found time to cook!! Imagine??!!

Cristina; that must be a smallish crockpot??!! I can fit 5kg of turkey thighs in our large one!! And I don't add any liquid - just use (& dilute) what comes out the meat... Now must go wrestle the size 4 turkey that is sitting in the kitchen, into the pot... No onions this time
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Yes, I should really invest in a new one ...  will put it on my 'to check' list ... bigger crockpot ...

We just came back from our beach walk this morning, hardly anyone there, my toes were screaming for warmth, so we started walking in the water ... so nice, so much warmer than outside!!  Lots of fun for Zuri and very relaxing, re=energizing walk for us.

AM Oil Pulling: I did about 15 minutes with Sunflower oil (neutral) and about an extra 10 minutes with Olive oil (SF)...  This time the OO changed consistency and color: almost white and very foamy, so it looks like OO can also do its job... might just use OO from now on ...

Went to bed at about 9:30pm last night and Zuri got me up at 4:30sh this morning! It is turning to be cold and cloudy out here.

Hubby still sniffing and I say going through a process of elimination, but feeling fantastic.  He is now paying a lot of attention to what he eats and the reaction on his bodily functions the next day ... I love it and him!!!

Kids are home again this morning and DGS is staying home off school with tummy ache and vomit.  Dear GD still very chesty, I believe they have been back to drinking milk while away ... Seeing dear ones suffering the consequences of not eating right for their type, is giving me incentive to keep this up!! How important is to be healthy!!

My supps so far today for both of us included the immune boost pack and Deflect.  Also, drinking water in smaller quantities, more often ... on my second bottle now ...


PS: Did I mention that little one is with ear ache again?  That A thing striking again !!!





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Hope you're using good water bottles my friend.  Cheers!  http://www.marketwire.com/pres.....Not-Alone-903387.htm


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All glass bottles here, i do not use plastic to store food (liquid or solid) at all, remove everything from packages when I get home from shopping!!     Thanks for pointing it out, it is a good head up for everyone!!!  Cheers ! ...

BTW, I had a beautiful 1hr massage this morning!!!  I needed it, sort of fighting a headache and now it is just about gone!!!  Thanks Aideen!!

That turkey and rice dish from last night was beautiful at lunch time!!!

Supps: Teacher 3 pack and Deflect, I have not yet, but I think I will have Occubright soon, that could help get rid of this headache I am fighting (eye strain?)...

I am making the Spelt, yeast bread again, have to check my post here for settings on the machine ...  I should have Attentia too to help this memory ... What GT is the one  with cognitive issues? Forgot!!  

Will report back later ...  

OK another PS, hope you will not miss it!
The Spelt recipe I am making is using 3 cups of Spelt white flour Organic and 1 cup soy flour (it is a diamond in our lists and I have not used it much, it is rated higher than tofu and soy beans themselves).  The rest of the ingredients are as per the instructions in recipe central, except I am using ghee instead of butter and doubling the ingredients!!  I have set my machine as light crust and basic loaf.   Looking forward to having some this afternoon with a ginger and green tea cuppa!!!  It is still cloudy and cool outside.  house is warm though ..

Here is the link again to the recipe: http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?50
Double up quantities, use Ghee instead of butter and use machine settings as indicated in this post.





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The bread came out very well indeed.  Not as high as the one in the photos a few posts back but high enough, just below the top of the bread container.  The texture is a bit more dense and the taste a bit blander than the previous one made with only spelt flour (no soy flour).  I think that next time I use soy flour with this recipe I will add a bit more salt and one more tablespoonful of molasses.  

DD cooked dinner for us tonight, beautiful Atlantic salmon, with stir fry vegies and steamed basmatic rice!!!Very, very yummy!!  DH and I down a bit of red with that too!!

Supps: Deflect and Occubright

I finally located the sourdough/fermenting permaculture course notes, so I may get started with the  process of creating my own culture tonight.  Will post process in its own separate post as I go along, starting with the next post.  




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Ferment Bread project:

I do have the Nourishing Traditions recipe and many others from the net which I have not tried yet, but my permaculture teacher makes the most beautiful, tasty, light fermented bread, so I am following her recipe adapted to my type:

Step 1 - Adaptation from Permaculture RealFood  starter:

1 cup Spelt Organic white flour
1 cup organic Soy milk
1 cup organic yogurt

Mix together in a bowl until all lumps disappear
cover bowl with tea towel tied with rubber band to the bowl
set it on top of my wireless router overnight (nice and warm spot)

Ok why not, I am also starting one inspired by  Nourishing Traditions recipe (no milk) and the PR above:

Step 1 - Cristina's (adaptation) starter:

1 cup Organic, Spelt flour
1 cup warm (rain) water
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tbsp marley malt

Mix together in a bowl until all lumps disappear
cover bowl with tea towel tied with rubber band to the bowl
set it on top of my ip phone box overnight (another nice and warm spot)

Now so that I do not get mixed up and forget later one, the smaller bowl is the one with the water starter, the bigger bowl (both stainless steel), is the one with the  soy milk starter.  (Tie the string to the finger!!)





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