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weak muscles, pain/inflammation and what I’m doing about it right now

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

P.S. Before I begin, I’m writing about my OWN experiences here. I’m not advising that you do any of what I’m doing. I *am* advising that you look to your own heart and body for the wisdom it carries and I ask that you find some good support for your health in whatever ways they come to you: ND, chiropractor, massage therapist, etc and so forth. Don’t go doing what I’m doing and then give me grief about it not working for you. We are all connected and yet we are all individuals so take care of yourself, be your own shaman, your own healer and DO NOT rely soley on the anecdotal information of others… OK, so now that’s done, let me get on with my story…

So I’m dealing with an old “war wound” – 9 years old to be exact. I gave birth to two beautiful big babies – the first was 9 lbs 8 oz and the second was 10 lbs 2 oz. The second birth was blissful and amazing. I had a doula (my sister-in-law) with me rubbing lavender oil on me telling me I have the strength of millions of women before me. The second baby was pretty low in my pelvis during that last trimester and she shot out like a canon. I had some serious hip pain from that birth that comes and goes. It used to be super bad – 7 years of pretty bad pain. I got used to it though and managed to do what I could although I was no longer flexible enough for yoga or able to walk or ride my bike. (Doing what I could do meant that I was just living with pain. Sitting, standing, walking, laying down, moving all gave me lots of pain. I just kinda got used to it as a lot of people in this world do.)

I had gone to several chiropractors and physical therapists in the beginning. When one chiropractor told me I’d be in pain forever, I went to another one. (Don’t tell me about forever! Everything in this world changes!)  Finally I met a chiropractor that said, “Why would anyone tell you you’d be in pain forever? Everything changes.” I replied, “Wonderful! I just found myself a chiropractor!” In the 2 or so years of seeing her, I’ve been able to get myself to a place where I’m able to walk 5 miles a day, ride a bike, do pilates and other stretches. She helped me to NOT rely on her for help by giving me exercises to do to help strengthen my body back up. HOWEVER, every now and then I have these recurrences of this “war wound.”

This past Sunday was the most recent one. This actually was the worst one yet. I’m not exactly sure what I did or didn’t do. I was having some aches in my hip and front of my leg for over a week. I had seen my chiropractor (whom I hadn’t seen for a couple/few months) and she gave me a tune up. I went home and was still having some aches in the front part of my leg where it meets the pelvis but just kept going on. The tightness in that front muscle (the iliopsoas) was just getting tighter and tighter. On Sunday I was having trouble moving my leg and getting into the shower. Picking up my leg to walk up the stairs was a bit tender, too. On Monday morning it was worse and I thought I would get on the floor and do some of the exercises that I learned to help my pelvis. But whatever I did must have made things worse because a couple hours after I stretched, the tightness turned to spasms. The spasms turned to incredible pain. My body became immobilized and I was shaking like an animal after a trauma.

By about 9 pm I thought I might go to the hospital because the pain was so great but decided to take an ibuprofen and put on some ice packs. It was clear that there was inflammation and I didn’t really want to get poked and prodded whilst in so much pain. So I asked my chiropractor for her opinion the next morning.

She asked me to describe in detail the symptoms and based on what I told her she said that if it were her or someone in her family, she’d probably want to go to the ER or an orthopedist to rule out things like tears and fractures. She said it would be good to go and see and be sent home saying it’s a severe muscle spasm but better safe than sorry. Matt was very willing to take me because he had never seen me in that much pain than I was in the night before. The kids, too, were wanting me to go to a doctor and see what they can do for me.

So I went and I was nervous about getting and x-ray or MRI. To me, these are invasive and I don’t want this or any real allopathic stuff done to me unless there is a broken bone or something. To me, that’s where the allopaths are at their best – fixing broken bones, helping with emergency things like rashes or major allergic reactions. We got to the hospital and Matt borrowed a wheelchair so I didn’t have to walk. Man, those things are great! I was wishing for one at home so I could be wheeled around to and fro, but really, it was a very fleeting wish and not one that I’d ever really want in my house… I met with the doctor and he asked who my primary care physician was. I told him I go to an ND. He asked if I ever go to an allopath and I said I went to an MD but she moved. (I didn’t tell him the real reason why I stopped going to her… I’ll save that for another time…)

Anyway, he did a few stress tests on me and said he feels like I had a few inflammations going on. He pressed into a few muscles and I winced and he confirmed the inflammations. He didn’t feel I needed an x-ray and wouldn’t go with an MRI unless I was having this unbearable pain for several weeks. He thought because overall, I’m healthy and wasn’t showing signs of nerve damage that it was best to treat this conventionally with a prescription pain killer/anti-inflammatory drug and things like going to the chiropractor, putting ice packs on the muscles, etc. He said that I could use ibuprofen but would recommend I take 4 times the dosage on the bottle. (ee-gads! I thought – 4 times! one ibuprofen really fucks up my stomach!)

The nurse came in to give me the prescription and discuss the drug. It had a lot of side effects that I didn’t want to bother finding out if I might get them. With both this drug and the ibuprofen, I was told it can tear up your stomach (literally and figuratively) so she advised to eat a full meal before taking it. And with the drug, it was advised not to take it for more than 7 days because I guess bad things could happen like stomach bleeding!

Hearing the nurse tell me about the drug, I decided I didn’t want any of that. Matt was thinking I was crazy not to take something to help with the swelling and the pain. I said, “if there’s less side effects with ibuprofen, why would I take something else?” And then I started thinking about ibuprofen and I thought I didn’t really want to take that either! LOL

So I asked the chiropractor and she said that there are good alternatives for inflammation and she reminded me about a supplement from New Chapter called Zyflamend. “Oh yea! I have that in the cupboard!” And then I remembered that I have this stuff called Traumeel! OH YAY! I don’t have to run to a store! And then I remembered about greens and how wonderful they have been to me, healing me in so many ways. Greens are good anti-inflammatory medicine. The chiropractor told me about big doses of tumeric and ginger. She said that tumeric in high doses can be thinning to the blood. She also said that if a person is prone to gallstones, then it would be better not to use the tumeric.

So this is what I’m doing right now and I’ll keep you posted on changes and on how I’m feeling:

The pain is pretty tolerable at this point (it’s Wednesday.) It hurts but I have a pretty high pain tolerance (everything gets compared to labor…) I went to the chiropractor this morning and she adjusted me and gave me a good massage. My muscles feel quite weak from the spasms they’ve been doing and continue to do. I’m massaging them 3 x/day as my chiropractor showed me in order to get circulation going in them. I’m drinking lots of water and liquids. I’m having green green juices.

Matt made me one today that had:

• local kale
• local radish greens
• local lettuces
• an orange
• 2 local apples
• spirulina
• filtered water
He buzzed that in the Vitamix and poured it through one of our V-Shape nut milk bags. It filtered out really well and was really yummy. I gave a taste to my son and Matt had some too.

I’ve taken double the dosage of zyflamend today. 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. I’ve rubbed the traumeel on me a couple of times. Friends have recommended magnesium so tomorrow I’ll add some CALM to my water and see what that does. I’ve used the ice pack several times today.

Today I’ve been able to sit up again and walk around with a cane. I’m very slow moving and feel highly connected to my grandmother (she used to walk with a cane after she had half her foot removed from diabetes.) I keep saying, “Hi grandma!” as I gimp along with my shiny blue cane. I was able to go to most of the school play today but found that my muscles were shaking uncontrollably when I got there. They subsided and then on the walk home I was all shaky again. This, I’m guessing, is because my muscles are very strained and it is a great effort for me to walk. Perhaps I was overdoing it for today but I really wanted to see the plays. As it was I had to leave for the last part and missed some of my son’s play. He was very disappointed and I feel badly about it. He understood but you know how that goes.

Since coming home from the shaky walk back, I’ve been resting. I put a hot water bottle on my back as I iced my leg, pelvis and hips. I put some more traumeel on my leg and I cried out whatever needed to get cried out. I’m feeling good at the moment. My bed is comfy and the company is good. I’m off to clip some nut milk bags now. I’ll keep you posted on this pain and inflammation journey of 9 years. 🙂

Q&A on dehydrators and various mylks

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Wanted to post an email exchange from this morning… If anyone has made oat milk, please send the recipe!

SHE: I did try making oat milk the other week (remember you said if I came up w/a winner you’d post it – well… ) the pulverized oat/water mix when squeezed through the bag produced a rather slimy-ish thick-ish liquid…so I need to play around w/it to try to come up w/a better consistency…however the little bit of raw “porridge” left in the hemp bag was Very delicious…still a work in progress

ME: Hmm.. keep trying on the oat milk! Did you rinse the oats before using them?

SHE: Yes, I sure did – both just before I mixed them up and a few times while soaking/sprouting the oat groats…having only made almond milk I really squeezed the mixture quite thoroughly to extract the liquid from the bag and what was oozing out was a lot more slippery/pasty than how the almond milk comes through the bag

How do you enjoy cashew milk?  (ever tried making rice milk?)  Do you have any personal fav’s other than almond?

I’m having more fun playing around – but I must confess one of the only things I have not tried yet is dehydrating as there are SO many hours involved – my oven has a dehydrating setting but I’ve never given it a go…buying the dehydrator sheets from you was the 1st step…but have not gotten off the bench and into the game w/this yet.

ME: how long did you soak the oats for? Perhaps less soaking – maybe 1/2 hour to an hour. ‘Tis a good experiment!

I do enjoy cashew milk, hazelnut milk, brazil nut milk, almond milk, sunflower seed milk, sesame seed milk, hemp milk. I used to make my own soy milk back in the day. Never made rice milk.

RE: the dehydrator. I know what you are saying about the hours involved but honestly, it’s not like you have to stand over it like you would an oven/stove. If something says to flip in 8 hours, make the recipe/put it in the dehydrator before bed. Flip when you get up in the morning. It’s about creating a new habit and trust me, I know how difficult that can be at times (or the thought of it can be difficult) But it’s pretty easy. At 105º, nothing is going to burn. The worst that will happen is that your crackers will come out crispier if you leave them in longer. Try something simple, like making a fruit leather. Blend up and pour onto paraflexx sheets on the dehydrator trays. Smooth it out and then put it into the dehydrator. Go to bed. In the morning, peel off of the fruit leather. You’ll have a success under your belt and will get more into the dehydrating thing.

And know that you aren’t alone with your confession! 🙂 I had a class with a woman who had her dehydrator for YEARS before she ever used it. These are all new things, new habits, new appliances and when one reads a recipe that says, “Dehydrate for 18 hours,” the mind goes, “What??! There’s so much planning and steps and involvement here!” But once you develop this new habit, you’ll see how much easier and faster this is to cooking AND you’ve made it all from scratch. Minimally-processed foods that have as many ingredients that YOU yourself put in (that you can pronounce! and weren’t made in a lab near the Jersey turnpike!) There’s so many pros here.

It’s great that you are having fun with your experimenting and keep it up! The more fun it is, the more you’re likely to do it. And how easy! Soak some oats, blend with water, squeeze through a nut milk bag. Wow. If I mess up on the milk, I still have a tasty porridge at the other end to eat! Bravo!

keep up the great work!
Linda

Lunch/Drink Specials, Web Sales, New Items and Recipes – life at VT Fiddle Heads

Friday, January 15th, 2010

This week’s newsletter…

Hello Fiddle Heads People!

Hoping you are well and happy! Today’s been a day to get caught up with things: cleaning/organizing around the cafe, getting blog posts up, Facebook pictures up, making food and now this newsletter. It was a great week – I’m stoked to meet the good people that come in for the first time and also the repeat lovies have a special place in my heart. This week ahead we have these current specials posted and I’m thinking about making a raw meatloaf wrap and some RAWvioli so please stop in for some lunch or TO GO items. I’ve also made some gRAWnola, Breakfast Buckwheat Bars, LORAH balls and the dessert this week is the incredibly decandent HEAVENLY Layered Cake.

I also have new products in and sales going on! My FAVORITE things – YIPPEE! I have local soaps, lotions and massage oils from Honey Bee Soaps in Morrisville VT. I also have more Sea Chi skin care products. They are from Matt’s hometown so they are extended local! 🙂 I have the most amazing meditation cards ever from 2 beautiful peeps that actually paid us a visit this week! They are called Cloud Dancing Cards. I have BEAUTIFUL, fair trade, palm wax, aromatherapy Chakra candles and I have Sandra Lory’s Mandala Botanicals – her elixirs are so glorious – I felt they were made just for me…

Check out my blog for recipes:

• my smoothie today – goji pink smoothie

divine chocolate mousse pie

Hours of operation

Tuesday – Friday: 10 am until 6 pm

Saturday: noon until 4 (unless you see the open sign out – if you see the open sign/flag, then come on in!)

Now for the specials: http://www.vt-fiddle.com/rawfood/fiddle_heads_cafe.php

This is my UN-Pizza! My Original Recipe!

The crust is dehydrated but everything else is fresh.

My motto is to keep the water in the food as much as possible…

Hydrating food makes for the best eats!

Menu Items for this week and next:

Drinks:

  • Good EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) Milky Shake

  • Pink Smoothie (Calcium Rich and full of sprouts)

  • Chocolate Smoothie (Calcium/Magnesium Rich and yes, full of green sprouts!)

  • Green Smoothie (Calcium, Potassium, EFAs – green nutrition!)

  • My Favorite Juice

  • Drink Your Facial Juice

  • HEAVENLY Layered Cake

  • Kefir Soda

  • Ginger Kombucha from Toll a Bell Farm

  • Hot Cacao

  • Hot Teas/Coffees

++++++++++++

Lunch Items:

  • The Dipsters: 2 choices of Cheddary Cheeze and Italian Garden Cheeze. Ginger Crackers will be what you use to do the dippin’! ginger crackers: flax seeds, bragg’s liquid aminos, ground ginger, garlic powder
  • RAWsome Wrap: Pick your potion: Cheddary Cheeze and Italian Garden Cheeze. The wrap is kale or collard leaves. The filling: dollop of your choice of salad or cheeze, house kim chi, carrots, sprouts, dulse and some of the best black olives ever.
  • UN Pizza – wheat and dairy free! crust: sprouted buckwheat, flax, ground ginger, italian seasoning, garlic, mild chili powder, sea salt, lemon juice. Cheddary Cheeze. raw pizza sauce: sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, mild chili powder, agave, sea salt, italian seasoning, cayenne. marinated veggies: onions, mushrooms, red peppers, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, agave, Bragg’s liquid aminos, italian seasoning, cumin, sea salt and garlic.
  • RAWsome Chili with “Sour Creme” – sprouted barley, bell peppers, red onions, corn, carrots, garlic, yellow onions, tomatoes, oranges, dates, sun-dried tomatoes, Bragg’s liquid aminos, curry, cumin, italian seasoning, chili powder, cayenne. Sour creme is made from cashews, onion and sea salt.

heavenly layered cake!

Have you seen the inside of our cafe/store yet? Well, here it is!

The inside of our cafe. For more photos, check out our Facebook page here!

ALERT! We are adding all our cafe products online so you can order them “to go” – give us a lunch order or a bulk order and we’ll fill it for you. Let us know the approximate time that you will be picking it up and we’ll have it ready for you. For now, call us or email us if you’d like to place a lunch order…

New Products and Sale Items

Check out what is new and what is on sale!

Be sure to check out the calendar pages to see what is going on in our little world here.

Everything that I sell are items that I personally use and love. That’s my whole “shtick”. We pride ourselves on being a “green” business (which means biodegradable/compostable packaging, among other things) and for selling local and “extended” local items! Come in and see/feel the fun colors and feel of the place. We are getting lots of compliments and thanks from many for being here in Worcester. Thank you!


NEED A NUT MILK BAG? Get your wholesale/retail nut milk bags here. Check out our hemp and nylon filtering bags. GREAT NEWS! We now have 100% compostable bags to package our bags in! As you know, it is our mission to be a sustainable company and that’s not just for our business sales, but for our business practices, meaning our packaging and shipping materials. MORE GREAT NEWS! We now have OVAL shaped bags in both nylon and hemp! YIPPEEEE!!!!
NEED SOME

HOW-TO’s?

http://www.vt-fiddle.com/rawfood/how_to_make_nut_milk.php – at the top of the page, you’ll see links to do various things with your nut milk bag and VitaMix. Recipes included! YAY!

Thank you for your RAWsome time and energy! Please contact me for information or other raw goodies (both bulk and prepared.)

In joy and in health,

Linda

Vermont Fiddle Heads

18 Worcester Village Road

Worcester, VT 05682

802-223-2111

802-408-1000 (fax)

http://www.vt-fiddle.com

Please check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Worcester-VT/Vermont-Fiddle-Heads/63781489465?ref=nf –  Become a fan and check out photos, events and notes. MM-kay?
P.S. Keep checking back on the shop. Adding products as we speak! http://vt-fiddle.com/shop/

P.P.S. Need some bulk food items? Or great reading/educational material? Hella awesome skincare products? We’ve got: Healing Cancer from the Inside Out DVD, Pacifica Perfume Products, Candles and Lotions, WiseWays Herbals, Sea Chi skincare, The China Study book, Joel Fuhrman books and audio, heavy duty dehydrators, new products by Health Force Nutritionals, really raw oats, raw nori sheets, chia seeds, turkish mulberries, dandy blend (a dandelion coffee substitute), wasabi powder, kelp noodles, dandelion leek miso by south river, garlic red pepper miso by south river, Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe, Naked Chocolate by David Wolfe and Shazzie, Sun Warrior Biofermented Rice Protein powder (in natural and chocolate flavors),  marine phytoplankton, lucuma powder, yacon slices, really raw cashews, artisana coconut butter and goji berries. Please contact me if you are interested in getting any of these items.

With everything we sell, items can be picked up or I can mail them to you.

today’s herbal concoctions

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Been having a fun dialogue with a lovely someone about all things raw/living food. I really love these kinds of conversations particularly because these peeps are as into it as I am. That makes it fun and me not coming across so much of a “pusher.” LOL! It’s quite an interesting place to be in when you are into something more than other people around you. It helps, I guess, to be in a bigger population of people – the % is greater than you’ll find actual people into what you are. So, my population of excited raw peeps comes to me virtually. But I don’t mind being the neighborhood health food freak. LOL

So today’s herbal concoctions and food so far: this AM had hot cacao with medicinal mushrooms, vitamin C, and non-GMO soy lecithin just for some added creaminess. Had some Immune Builder Tincture by Sandra Lory, Healthy Woman Elixir by Sandra Lory (Mandala Botanicals), Dragon something-er-other drops to build my shen. For my lunch I am having a green smoothie: bananas, kale, vitamineral green, E3Live, chlorella tabs, vitamineral Earth, spirulina, chia, tahini, coconut water. It’s quite heavy but for the cold weather, it feels right.

Hey, I’d like to give a shout out to Jensey at GoRawMe. She is doing her first workshop tomorrow! She’s ordered some of my god & goddess butters and some of our nut milk bags: v-shape nylon and 9 x 12 nylon. I want to wish her luck and thank her for her first order with us!

What’s in store for December…

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Hello Fiddle Heads People!

I’ve lost track of how many weeks we’ve been open now. I went away for 2 weeks recently to do a kind of spiritual retreat where we learned a LOT and did a lot of good healing work. It’s been very powerful for me – so much so that it took me a good week plus to feel like I could manage in day-to-day stuff again. It was 2 weeks on core shamanism, but that’s a post for another day.

So let me tell you some haps at the cafe for this week and beyond:

Hours for this week and next

Tuesday – Friday: 10 am until 6 pm

Saturday: noon until 4 (unless you see the open sign out – if you see the open sign/flag, then come on in!)

The inside of our cafe. For more photos, check out our Facebook page here!

Menu Items for this week and next:

Drinks:

• Chocolate green smoothie. Green sprouts in the smoothie but you can’t taste them. Drink your greens!

Hella Good Shake: this really is a hella good shake! Greens and chia and nut milk. It’s sweet and tasty!

• Pink Smoothie – the 2nd top hit for smoothies this week

• Get Your Greens Juice

• Hot Cacao with coconut milk

• Hot Teas

Sweeties:

Pear and Ginger Cheezecake by the slice with a dreamy raw chocolate walnut crust (tastes like fudge!)

Chocolate & Superfood Truffles

Raw Chocolate Fudge

Kefir Soda

Kombucha

Lunch Yummies:

RAWsome Wrap Sandwiches – choice of filling: RAWvarti Cheeze, Sunflower Seed Cheeze, NOT Tuna or Sunshine Salad

Sprouted Grain Chili with Macadamia Nut Sour “Creme” – the spices will warm you from the inside out.

The Dipsters – Crackers with your choice of dip: NOT Tuna, Sunshine Salad, Sunflower Seed Cheeze or RAWvarti Cheeze

Linda’s Witches Brew – When I’m there at the cafe and you feel daring, let me concoct a smoothie for you. Trust me, no toads will be added to the smoothie! (unless they are vegan!)

UN Pizza. I’m in the mood to make some raw pizza so it will be on the menu for next week.

ALERT! We are adding all our cafe products online so you can order them “to go” – give us a lunch order or a bulk order and we’ll fill it for you. Let us know the approximate time that you will be picking it up and we’ll have it ready for you.

Just in time for the RAWlidays:

We have gifts from Dryad Design, incense, soaps, lotions from Sea Chi and Pacifica, gorgeous handbags by Offhand Designs, essential oil perfumes, candles, books and more

• Dryad Design – a local wood carver and artist, Paul Borda, turns his gorgeous creations into statuary, placques, jewelry and more

Pacifica Perfume – my absolute favorite for essential oil lotions, soaps, perfumes and candles. I fell in love with them immediately and if you’ve ever tried these lotions or perfumes, you’ll know how incredible they are. My favorites are Tibetan Mountain Retreat Body Butter, Tahitian Gardenia Body Butter and Waikiki Pikake Body Butter (and I love/have the essential oil perfumes, soaps and candles, too!)

Vermont Fiddle Heads t-shirts – made from organic cotton and low impact dyes, these shirts look hella cool and feel even better.

Reusable Tea Kit – let us put together a gift for you of some of our favorite teas and two of our Reusable Hemp Tea bags. We have it all together in little boxes that make perfect little gifts for folks at work or home.

Sea Chi – the only lotion I use on my face. It feels like silk and you can eat the ingredients (but your skin eats them instead.) Many people comment on my skin and I thank them profusely. I think my diet plays a key role but I also think this Sea Chi helps a great deal, too. It has kombucha in it.

Offhand Designs Bags – My friend introduced me to this wonderful company. I love the bags and I have several to choose from. They will be posted online soon. For now, check them out here.

Everything that I sell are items that I personally use and love. That’s my whole “shtick”. We pride ourselves on being a “green” business (which means biodegradable/compostable packaging, among other things) and for selling local and “extended” local items! Come in and see/feel the fun colors and feel of the place. We are getting lots of compliments and thanks from many for being here in Worcester. Thank you!

What else is new?

HERBS, GLORIOUS HERBS! Medicinal and Culinary Herbs are now available in bulk. We have chinese herbs, medicinal herbs, culinary herbs, herbs for making incenses. They will get posted online soon, we are having fun just getting them into the jars and labeling them at the moment. Stop in to see the colors and gather some for your home apothecary.

Bulk herbs – OH I’M IN HEAVEN!


Still on! A few of my paintings are still up for the entire month of Decemeber at the Shoe Horn. These are hand dyed silks. Here is one that I did below: it is 4 feet by 6 feet.

You can check my Facebook page for more pictures. I have to take some good close ups. There are many other silks to look at. Some I hand sewed glass beads on and some I didn’t. A lot of the silks are based on some medieval paintings that have inspired me.

NEED A NUT MILK BAG? Get your wholesale/retail nut milk bags here. Check out our hemp and nylon filtering bags. GREAT NEWS! We now have 100% compostable bags to package our bags in! As you know, it is our mission to be a sustainable company and that’s not just for our business sales, but for our business practices, meaning our packaging and shipping materials. MORE GREAT NEWS! We now have OVAL shaped bags in both nylon and hemp! YIPPEEEE!!!!
NEED SOME

HOW-TO’s?

http://www.vt-fiddle.com/rawfood/how_to_make_nut_milk.php – at the top of the page, you’ll see links to do various things with your nut milk bag and VitaMix. Recipes included! YAY!

Thank you for your RAWsome time and energy! Please contact me for information or other raw goodies (both bulk and prepared.)

In joy and in health,

Linda

Vermont Fiddle Heads

18 Worcester Village Road

Worcester, VT 05682

802-223-2111

802-408-1000 (fax)

http://www.vt-fiddle.com

Please check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Worcester-VT/Vermont-Fiddle-Heads/63781489465?ref=nf –  Become a fan and check out photos, events and notes. MM-kay?
P.S. Keep checking back on the shop. Adding products as we speak! http://vt-fiddle.com/shop/

P.P.S. Need some bulk food items? Or great reading/educational material? Hella awesome skincare products? We’ve got: Healing Cancer from the Inside Out DVD, Pacifica Perfume Products, Candles and Lotions, WiseWays Herbals, Sea Chi skincare, The China Study book, Joel Fuhrman books and audio, heavy duty dehydrators, new products by Health Force Nutritionals, really raw oats, raw nori sheets, chia seeds, turkish mulberries, dandy blend (a dandelion coffee substitute), wasabi powder, kelp noodles, dandelion leek miso by south river, garlic red pepper miso by south river, Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe, Naked Chocolate by David Wolfe and Shazzie, Sun Warrior Biofermented Rice Protein powder (in natural and chocolate flavors),  marine phytoplankton, lucuma powder, yacon slices, really raw cashews, artisana coconut butter and goji berries. Please contact me if you are interested in getting any of these items.

With everything we sell, items can be picked up or I can mail them to you.

Nut Milk Bags Abound! Talking about VitaMix and our Nut Milk Bags

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Greetings! I’m back in the kick of keeping up with my blog. Keep your fingers crossed that I make a point to do this each day! If I keep it short and sweet, this will probably be the key to getting this done.

Today I wanted to send props out to the GREAT GREAT companies and people that are carrying our nut milk bags. As you may have understood from yesterday’s post, we’ve been selling our nylon 9 x 12 bags and 12 x 12 bags to Matt Monarch and his Raw Food World for a year or year and a half now which is totally RAWSOME!

We’ve got our bags out there to a lot of places and I’ll mention them each separately so’s I can give them their due. They are all great people and great companies. Today I’m talking about VitaMix.

Matt just sent me an email saying he finally found the link to our bags from the Vitamix website. YIPPEE! So I thought I’d post it for yas: https://secure.vitamix.com/acb/stores/4/Accessories-C3.aspx – Makes sense the bags would be under the Accessories page! Here’s the direct link so’s you don’t have to scroll down and aggravate the carpal tunnel in your wrist! 🙂 https://secure.vitamix.com/acb/stores/4/NEW-Vita-Mix-Nut-Milk-Bag-P894C3.aspx

VitaMix is my absolute favorite appliance. I use it every day. I sell the basic model because that’s what I use and love. I know people love the old ones they have and the even more fab new models. I haven’t met a person yet who has disliked their VitaMix. So we were totally pleased as punch to work with them!

If you’ve never used the VitaMix, you are totally missing out, man! Ask anyone who has finally decided to get one and they will tell you they don’t know why they’ve waited so long. You can grind up nuts and seeds – even small seeds like flax – into fine flours, you make the CREAMIEST of dressings and smoothies. The VitaMix masticates greens so it’s the only way to blend up greens. You can use the VitaMix along with our nut milk bags to make your own juices. You can use the VitaMix to make ice creams AND soups. If you keep the thing running for 4 minutes, you’ll boil whatever you have there in the pitcher so for raw food dudes, you run it for a minute to heat things up. Let’s see, what else does the VitaMix do – well, it won’t change the oil in your car but it’s my main tool that I use for everything I make in the raw world and it’s a quick way to make me my healthy meals. OH yes, I make fruit leathers with it, dressings, puddings, smoothies, crackers, shakes, ice creams, flours, pastes, pates, condiments, sauces, soups. I’ve even made skin care products with it – blends up the CREAMIEST moisturizers! VitaMix is the muscle car of blenders. Very powerful. LOVE IT.

SO YAY! Thanks Matt, for finding us on VitaMix! And YAY to VitaMix for their killer blender. Happy Day everyone!

Take care,

Linda

p.s. look at the new and improved V-Shape bag – it’s looks like our fair state so we are calling it the Vermonter! http://vt-fiddle.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=7

Check out our NEW V-SHAPE BAG! We lovingly call it The Vermonter

Check out our NEW V-SHAPE BAG! We lovingly call it The Vermonter

SOME ADDITIONS: Added 8/14/09

http://community.vitamix.com/_nut-milk/blog/510942/22442.html – isn’t that cool? They included a little recipe in there for you!



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