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9/18/09 2:17 P

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LOL! The bookcase not too hard to move. ALL the BOOKS... a pain in the @ss to move! emoticon

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My sister and brother-in-law usually serve as my moving crew. When I moved into the third floor walk-up last year (third move in less than 3 years) my brother-in-law did not hit the roof as I expected, but he did specifically tell me that I was not allowed to acquire a freezer. Not that I'd have anywhere to put in in a 1 bedroom, but I guess he just wanted to make sure that he'd told me it was forbidden. Poor guy - seems like every time I move I have another bookcase...

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9/18/09 2:00 P

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emoticon VERY! I have my fridge freezer and a deep freeze in the garage. I am thinking about getting another deep freeze! LOL! A bigger one, or just an additional one.

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9/18/09 1:57 P

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LOL. How big is your freezer, Laura?

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9/18/09 1:05 P

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Oh, yeah. I keep my wheat germ, bulgur, oat bran, bran, flax, all nuts in the freezer. Olive oil in dark, cool cupboard (away from the stove)
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9/18/09 12:33 P

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I did read not to refrigerate but to keep away from heat. And I also read to refrigerate flax seed which I do. I was surprised that you refrigerate wheat germ...

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I use olive oil too much to put it in the refrigerator. When I used to buy the 12oz cans or the 1 liter bottles of olive oil that's what I did and found it annoying to have to wait for the oil to soften up so I could use it so I started leaving it out in the cabinet. It made me happier that way...that is my reason for not putting in the cooler.

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I don't refirderate my olive oil either. But, it should be kept in the dark. That's why it comes in a dark green bottle...

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I have two types of Spectrum Oils (Sesame and Walnut)and they have to be refrigerated. I don't refrigerate Olive, but I do refrigerate my ground flax seeds. They should last a lot longer in the fridge.

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I know what's wrong, it's stored in the shelf above the stove. Maybe it get's hot up there. I googled it and people said it does go rancid after a while.

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it will go cloudy when chilled as well

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When olive oil goes bad, it goes cloudy. I have never had a bottle of olive oil go bad...

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9/17/09 8:13 P

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It was a really large bottle. And then I bought another bottle when camping so, it could be old. I think I'll throw it out and buy smaller bottles from now on.

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The only oil I refrigerate is flax seed oil and I've never had a problem. My ground flax seed is in the fridge, too, as are all nuts or seeds that will be around more than a day or two. I just checked my ground flax seed package. It says that the package is opaque to preserve it and refrigerating it will extend its life.

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9/17/09 6:49 P

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I read that opened oil should be placed in the refrigerator, but I don't keep my oils refrigerator. I don't keep olive oil long enough for it to spoil though so...I guess my response doesn't count. LOL

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9/17/09 6:42 P

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Check the date on the bottle. I've never had olive oil go bad. It don't last that long. lol.

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9/17/09 6:33 P

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I don't....it shouldn't smell bad though. How long have you had it?

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Do you put oils in the refrigerator? I don't like the way my olive oil smells.

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yup, I agree, goes rancid. I buy mine whole and store it in the freezer. I grind what I need in a spare coffee grinder used especially for spices.

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Just a comment on flax seed....I had whole wheat/flaxseed pizza crust yesterday and it was superb! emoticon

It was made by Kashi...I will buy it again, veggie and it was called a Mediteranian pizza. emoticon
Best part was I had 2 slices and immediately put the leftovers away...WOO HOO!

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I went and looked. It says keep in a cool dry place. Refridgartion not required.

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Yeah what Laura said. Seal it tight and into the refrigerator it goes.

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Any flax I've ever bought says to always store in the fridge or freezer. It has oils in it and it will go rancid. Make you sick! Like eating rancid nuts...

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why? I always keep in the cupboard.

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Oh, BECCIE. Don't forget to store your flax in the fridge or freezer!

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I go through flax and wheat germ very fast. I thought, at first, that I wouldn't get through the big jars but I did. I put flax in almost everything I eat except for proteins.

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I believe raw cane sugar IS sucanat. (sugar cane natural is what sucanat stands for) I buy raw cane sugar. It is kind of a beige, light brown color. It is a little pricey, so I always have some really dark brown sugar on hand also. I use the raw cane sugar in things where one would normally use white sugar and use the brown sugar in things like cookies.
And brown rice syrup is great for things like granola bars... not quite as sweet as sugar, but it has an almost caramel, buttery taste to it. Really nice! Honey, maple syrup and agave are good too.

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Okay Roxy, It is grouned cold milled falx. It's so grounded, I thought it as a powder. Boyfriend bought it at Sam's for 14$ for 40 ozs. It will be awhile before I buy more flax.

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Try to find ground flax and you can find that in the baking section of your food store where the sprinkles and frostings are located. If you have a food processor you can buy the seeds and grind them yourself which is what I do. But you can buy it ground...I never heard of flax powder. *shrugs*

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YUP, Laura is right... :)

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Okay, thanks. Hey! I can't find Sucanat at my stores. I'm not crazy about stevia. How about organic cane sugar? Would that work on a clean recipe?

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Flax seed meal is just ground flax. Powdered flax, I imagine is just ground a bit more. LOL! Yeah. Just use the powder. Oh. And I made that recipe and I had to add a lot more water... careful though. Just add a BIT at a time...
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I was looking in our recipe box and found peanut butter fudge protein bars. Sounds good. But it calls for falx seed meal. Is this the same as flax seed powder?

If not; can I use the powder instead?

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