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What purpose does the pumpkin powder serve? Also are you really telling me your Russians eat seaweed?!!
Pumpkin seed powder is an anti-parasitic that I add occasionally.

I feed a tiny bit of wakame once in a while with the idea of adding some micronutrients, notably iodine.

I feed for variety....

J
 

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I need to get in the habit of hanging on to all the food I buy; sometimes I dispose of half of the huge bundles we get of the farmers market when we get home but I realize now she’ll usually eat most of it. This week I saved it all.

We were late to the market so it was one of those times when you couldn’t take a leasurely stroll to see what was available; we made purchases of whatever was available at several markets, only to find out the last one we could have purchased many of the same things at once. Oh well. At any rate we brought home a big bag: sourleaf, moringa, ong choy, beautiful sow thistle ($6 per organic pound, hilarious), jute mallow. One vendor gave us a tiny lemon cucumber which indeed looks like a lemon when you cut it and smells slightly of citrus; took her a minute but she got into it pretty fast after that. One green bean for protein. Not pictured is a piece of a green onion top, not okay on the Tortoise Table blah blah blah. She LOVED it and ate it before anything else, weird. She likes her occasional bit of chives or green onions but not like this.

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I need to get in the habit of hanging on to all the food I buy; sometimes I dispose of half of the huge bundles we get of the farmers market when we get home but I realize now she’ll usually eat most of it. This week I saved it all.

We were late to the market so it was one of those times when you couldn’t take a leasurely stroll to see what was available; we made purchases of whatever was available at several markets, only to find out the last one we could have purchased many of the same things at once. Oh well. At any rate we brought home a big bag: sourleaf, moringa, ong choy, beautiful sow thistle ($6 per organic pound, hilarious), jute mallow. One vendor gave us a tiny lemon cucumber which indeed looks like a lemon when you cut it and smells slightly of citrus; took her a minute but she got into it pretty fast after that. One green bean for protein. Not pictured is a piece of a green onion top, not okay on the Tortoise Table blah blah blah. She LOVED it and ate it before anything else, weird. She likes her occasional bit of chives or green onions but not like this.

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You're so lucky to have a market close by that sells these sort of food items.
 

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You're so lucky to have a market close by that sells these sort of food items.
One hundred percent. I’ve had to learn to ask questions and look things up to figure out some plant names in different languages but that’s it.

At this point if someone asks me how to use something in a human recipe I know the answer!
 

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Fresh Repashy muffins. Mmmmm

Is it just the powder or do you mix it? This reminds me of "herbivore biscuits" for my guinea pig using Emeraid/Critical Care and pumpkin (he has a form of osteoperosis so his teeth are always falling out and I have to get creative making soft foods)
 

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Is it just the powder or do you mix it? This reminds me of "herbivore biscuits" for my guinea pig using Emeraid/Critical Care and pumpkin (he has a form of osteoperosis so his teeth are always falling out and I have to get creative making soft foods)
Just mix with hot water and refrigerate.
 

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Mixed greens for all of the torts today... I chop the greens and dust them with opuntia flour and powdered hibiscus blooms and wakame seaweed to enhance the vitamin and mineral content.

The crunching in my office right now is nearly deafening....

Jamie
 

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I am more or less able to contain myself at the market now. Sourleaf; sow thistle; methi which she will occasionally deign to eat; what I think is jute mallow; one green bean; a tiny lemon cucumber a vendor gave me. Not pictured: wild island snapdragon; some yellow bells (tacoma stans) leaves and tons of its fallen flowers.

I just learned this snapdragon is in the plantain family! I’ve always been a little bummed we don’t have any common mallow around here but it turns out she’s had a fancier variety all this time. :)

Jute mallow was of no interest once she found the sourleaf; it’s interesting how she was not interested in this plant for years and now she’ll eat it even if it’s dried up in the heat. Particularly as she normally loves the other mallow.

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