Lactose-Free Whipping Cream

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Jan 11, 2012

Is there anything that you can’t eat that you absolutely love?

For me, it’s anything in the dairy category. I’ve become lactose intolerant in recent years and it’s a real heart-breaker. I miss stinky cheese and eating greasy natchos. I really miss cottage cheese with just a little salt, real cheesy lasagna and cheap delivery pepperoni pizza. And I really, really, really creamy anything. If you’re in the same boat lean in really close and I’ll tell you a secret. THEY NOW MAKE LACTOSE-FREE WHIPPING CREAM! You can read all about it here. Seriously! I have been whipping up all sorts of creamy deliciousness (no pun intended) and loving every bite. It tastes the same. It behaves the same. I supposed it is essentially the same, just with the lactose processed out.

This may be my favourite new food product of the decade.

So far I have used it for real whipped cream, all my Christmas baking, in heavenly mashed potatoes and in ice cream! Real, actual lactose-free ice cream. I’ll save the details of that undertaking for another post. But if you are lactose free or struggle to accommodate someone who is lactose intolerant, check it out. It’s divine.

And, just in case you’ve missed some other great lactose free products, Presidents Choice carries lactose-free sour cream and goat’s milk mozzarella. They also carry a nice goat cheese brie at my store and a goat’s milk cheddar that works nicely for cheese sauces and as a medium to old cheddar substitution. There is now also now a yummy lactose-free yogurt.

Do you have any favourite lactose-free products or recipes?

New Camera First Thoughts

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Dec 29, 2011
Camera, photography, gadgets

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So I got the Canon S100 as an after Christmas/early Birthday present. In case you’re wondering if this is the camera for you, I’ll give you my first thoughts. You should know that I’ve had a number of Canon point and shoot cameras. My last one had a run in with something sticky and is now unreliable in the shutter department. When it comes to SLR cameras, I have and have always had a Nikon. So I can’t compare the little guy to the big guys in terms of ease of use switching between the two. Right out of the box, I have to say, it’s gorgeous. Light. Has a wonderful texture that makes it a pleasure to hold. And the image quality seems quite superior to my previous model, now a number of years old.

new camera canon low light

The is a bit of a learning curve, as I’m used to having much less ability to make manual adjustments. I’m going to have to dust off my notes on shooting outside of the automatic mode.

The very coolest thing are some in-camera effects settings.

Like Fish eye.

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And miniature.

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The only complaint I have is that this camera is very right-handed in it’s design. The placement of the strap and the pop-up flash will definitely take some getting used to for this lefty.

Hopefully the next pics will be better. These ones are from the first 25 taken on the camera.

Oh – and please excuse the messy house. Something you’ll be hearing a lot for me.

We have a messy house.

That’s how I roll.

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