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3/8/14 1:30 A

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Faith, What my store carries is a different brand, but that one is probably close - and it had good reviews too.

Notreadmill...... I agree, it has a wonderful mouth feel.. I could eat it right out of the wrapper.. I put some on popcorn the other night. Fantastic!!

Might have to give that butter making a try one day when I have the patience... right now, I'm sold on the Amish butter. Thanks for putting the link there tho..



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http://www.amazon.com/Minerva-Cheese-Facto
ry-Amish-Butter/dp/B0006Q9568

Sorry my computer won't let me put it in the add a link button. Not too expensive to buy. $9.49 for 2 lbs but $17.00 shipping.If ordering online...

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3/7/14 10:00 P

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Is it really that expensive?

I saw a lot of fake "Amish" butter links!! emoticon

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I have never heard of Amish butter, so I googled it. There are several pics of it and lots of info...I am intrigued, now I have to buy some...I bet it is expensive, tho!?

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Thanks for all of the info!

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Oh, yeah. If you haven't tried cultured butter yet, do it the first chance you have!

Leaving aside all the possible health benefits of probiotics, it's got a smoother mouthfeel. Also, most brands have a higher fat content than sweet cream butter, up to 86% as opposed to 80 or so. Perfect for us LCHF folks. I buy Vermont Creamery and a French import from my local gourmet grocery, or order a locally made cultured butter through my CSA, or sometimes get ambitious and make my own using the process described here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/dining
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3/7/14 9:43 A

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I get our butter at a local independent grocer called "Ward's" here in Gainesville (FL). (They have a website - it's not flashy, but it's a cool thing to look at, if you have the inclination)
I'm not especially mobile, so I have to make it a special "excursion" to go there. When I do, I *always* buy multiples of that butter! I think the store must double-wrap (shrink-seal plastic over the paper) it themselves... I found some at a small chain grocer locally, but it was only in the original paper overwrap. That butter had a funky taste, and I took it back, believe it or not. I only buy from Ward's now.
Besides, they have my bulk bins of nuts and all my coconut products (except my coco wraps, the bums), the Himalayan salt I use... and the produce is locally grown - they support the growers. Any time I go there I see farm trucks piled up all around the yard with the farmers carrying in their crates of goodies. The produce department is gorgeous. They also carry pastured meats from whoever that national supplier is (US Wellness?)... and a local farm as well. I get so carried away in there!

I take those big rolls and let them go to slightly warmer temp and cut them into pieces which will fit in Ziploc™ boxes. I fill them up as full as I can get, and then I can freeze the ones I'm not using yet. It freezes great - never noted any change in flavor that way. Even so, it doesn't last long! LOL

If any of you can find it, give it a try. It really is amazing. Naturally, when I cut mine into the boxes I throw away the wrapper, but the next time I'm foraging in Ward's I'll try to get the name. I'm pretty sure it's "somebody's" Farm. Whenever I get the real name I'll try to remember to come back here and post it.



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3/7/14 1:42 A

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Faith, Yes... In Albertson's, it's in the section and in the same case as the other butter is.

I've always wanted to try making my own butter, but never have. My friends DIL makes her own butter and I guess it comes out really great. Someday maybe I'll give it a whirl.

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Betty, thanks. I'll check it out.Is it with the other butter?


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3/7/14 12:31 A

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Maybe make your own like Birgit? With organic HWC.

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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3/6/14 8:41 P

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Faith, I get the butter here at Albertson's. I don't know if other stores have it or not.. I would assume that it might be available at other food chains...

Exotec, I'm like you, I'm spoiled with it now. In fact, I almost bought another 2# today when I was at the store, it has a pull date of 2/15... I would double wrap it and then wrap a heavy tin foil to seal it from other flavors. You can also freeze butter and it will keep quite nice for several months anyhow. (If I freeze some, I would cut it into about 8 oz. portions so I would have to thaw the whole thing).

My only problem is that now, I would like some good quality homemade bread or biscuits to use it on! emoticon ..... but, I won't do that.

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I would love to find that kind of butter here in So Cal. Does anyone know if it is in any of our supermarkets?

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Yes, the Amish butter you're describing sounds just like the one I buy - white wrapper with red print. And yep - no additives. My only "wish" is that I'd like it to be non-pasteurized... but I'll overlook that, considering the quality and delectable flavour! It does come about 2-lbs per roll. I usually cut the roll to fit it into a couple of those plastic disposable rectangular storage boxes. That will fit in our butter keeper in the fridge... and it does retain its marvellous flavour better in that container. It can get sort of stale just in the wrapper. Assuming we can make it last so long! LOL

I'm totally "ruint" for any other sort of butter now! Even Kerrygold™ or Plugra™!
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3/6/14 5:22 P

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Exotec, I wonder if the roll of Amish butter that you have is the same as what I bought about a week ago. It was wrapped in a white paper. It was a 2# roll, sort of crudely rolled. If it's the same thing, I agree - it's WONDERFUL!! I've eaten more butter since I got that than I have for a long time. No additives in it, it just says cream and salt......... Amazing stuff, when I go back to the store, if they still have it, I'll buy another roll.

(And I did have some on popcorn the other night too... yummmm emoticon




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3/6/14 4:27 P

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I don't think I crave anything, but I sure could go for a big bowl of buttered popcorn or a loaf of sour dough bread and butter!! And it is wonderful toasted, too!!

Cake, pie cookies, anytime!! emoticon

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mmmmmmmm butter
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I have this awesome Amish roll butter that I could (and sometimes do) eat right off the spoon.

Butter on the grilled burgers or steaks
butter sauce on every veggie
butter in my morning eggs

yum
And I *still* can't get my TChol above 300!
waaahhhhhh!!!

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they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
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Juicy burgers are one of my craves!

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3/6/14 6:09 A

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For some odd reason melted cheddar cheese with sour cream is calling my name! LOL!

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I'm definitely a 'salty and crunchy' over 'sweet' kinda gal! For the past couple of years I've decided to 'give up' something for one year and one year only. Last year it was beef, lamb and pork (don't ask! I made it but never again! I missed my bacon!) and this year it is crisps aka potato chips emoticon It's tough but I gotta do it.

BUT now that i'm fully fledge LC, I find myself craving chicken! Like seriously, after a hard workout and I want is a nice big plate of chicken! AND I crave butter! Kerrygold butter is soooo delicious! I crave it melted over my broccoli and green beans! Yum yum yum! (Now I'm dribbling!)

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So many of the things that I crave, when I actually give in to the craving, I find that it really isn't as good as my imagination thinks it is. Potatoes, french fries, hash browns, are like that for me. I sort of think popcorn is like that for me too. Maybe it is like someone else said "it is just a good carrier for the melted butter." emoticon

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JEANNE I CANNOT enter a movie theater without giving in to the smell of the popcorn!! I have not been to the movies in about a year because of it! I always felt crummy after and now I have determined I have a corn intolerance to any corn based ingredient. One day I will go, and I have no illusions that I will resist the popcorn as I am an addict!

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Popcorn at movies. It is the smell.

My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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I LOVE salt over sugar!! When I was 46-47 and pg I had to go on the DASH diet AND a low carb diet with not much protein. Dr told me every woman wished for a snickers bar after giving birth- Not me I wanted to eat salt- salted butter- salty chips- I found out I love salt more than sugar!

Maybe because I'm in menopause? I don't crave chocolate anymore. I sure don't miss those cravings. I do crave almonds now, and could easily eat them non stop.

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Depends on my mood. I prefer salt to sweet for the most part- I find it very hard to resist chips and salsa in a Mexican restaurant. I do loves me some Ruffles! On a warm summer day at the beach- Beer! If someone or something puts an idea in my head, it could be that- for instance I am now thinking about a light, lemon cake. I always love a really dark chocolate and because it s dark and bitter, I can get by with half a serving (usually). I like the skin on fried chicken but if I'm going to eat the meat I like it roasted. If I'm in a restaurant and I've had a glass or 3 of wine the bread basket best not be within reach. Fortunately I'm married to a bottomless pit so IF i have bread, I'll take a small bit and feed the rest to him, it'll be gone in no time.

I used to like pasta but having gone LC I don't really want it as I used to- sure, once in a while a capeletti or ravioli but I think it more the filling and sauce so now I just have that- although I did see a recipe for a ravioli made with a yellow squash or zucchini that I'm going to try with a spinach, ricotta and walnut filling.

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Chocolate. it never goes away.

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Taste-bud or nostalgia cravings (as opposed to actual my-body-wants-a-nutrient cravings) for me: bread fresh from the oven, potatoes in many forms, and foods associated with particular memories. Chinese pan-fried dumplings; lemon cake with lemon filling and frosting; po'boys; chocolate mousse torte; KFC's lemon pudding--don't laugh, that one bugged me enough that I had to cobble a LC substitute!

Depending on circumstance, I either find some on-plan item to eat instead, or schedule an off-plan meal. Scheduling seems to help me, as then it's not "cheating" but a planned-including-limits deliberate choice. And of course, it gives me time to realize that sometimes, what I want isn't the bread so much as the halfway melted butter...

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3/4/14 12:07 P

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Hmmm...I like the idea of cheese chips.

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omg... fruit fruit FRUIT!!! I'm out of control ack! And all the too-sugary ones, too. Grapes, melon, applesauce, pears, plums, dates (!), prunes (gotta be careful there, lol)... oh. It's a problem. My fridge is *full* of fruit, and I know I can't possibly get through it all before it's past its prime. Well... I mean, I *CAN*... but I think I'd better not!

Pepperoni chips are great, too. I like to make little "cheese chips" the same way, on a bit of silicone mat or butcher paper. mmmm ... Sandwich some of those things (pep & cheese) together with a tablespoon of pizza sauce! Or, oh, heck... just get some cheese and eat it out of the bag! lol

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If I ever crave anything it's usually something salty or savoury, not sweet so much. Once in awhile I get a craving for pizza but I just avoid it because of the crust. I have been to 2 kid's birthday parties in the last while and there was pizza at both of them. I had to avert my gaze lol. I guess I could just eat the toppings but it's not quite the same.

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ELIZ I bet you are right I would definitely like pepperoni chips more than a shake.

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Cindy- nuked pepperonis taste fried! emoticon

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I never liked those, it was always sickening to me! My weakness is fried and fried foods. UGH I have succumbed this weekend!


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I can't honestly say that I crave any food except occasionally some fresh fruit when I haven't had any for several days. I think my body just asks for foods now that have nutrients that I need because it's always different foods I'm hungry for. Some foods I eat more often mostly for convenience sake but overall my diet is fairly balanced so my needs are usually met.
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I crave cream. After I have been exercising it is the only thing that hits the spot. If there is no cream then cream cheese, brie, camambert and lastly chedder will do the trick.

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Today I got an e-mail from a low carb dietician telling what's in the McDonalds Shamrock shake. It was funny because last year- I would have tried to figure out how I could have at least one! LOL! But this year- when I saw it I felt sick to my stomach. It's 86 grams of carbs.
What a waste of carbs!

I mentioned once before I love to nuke pepperoni slices till crispy- the thinner the pepperoni the better. I now like to dip them in egg salad! (chopped eggs and full fat mayo) My husband thought it was crazy- but it is delicious! Sure beats that gross green shake! My 10 yr old who has a skin condition that is linked to insulin resistance, loves them too. Good thing he's learning young!

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