Thursday, 28 July 2016

my dairy prayers have been answered!

image of Guernsey milk from Mojo creative

I was told I was lactose Intolerant back in my early 20's, and so pretty much since then I have been cold turkey.  I don't have a really bad reaction, its just uncomfortable so if someone served my white coffee or butter on my sandwiches I didn't fuss.  But I would have to turn down such delicious things as Lasagne and Cauliflower cheese.

I remember the sheer bliss when I was living in Sussex and I discovered that Cornettos were so synthetic, that I could eat them, they really had never seen a cow in their life!  Later I found this also applied to Mr Whippys and Vienettas. Not the classiest of ice cream, but if you cant have the real thing.....

At the same time my awareness of the amount of sheep and goats cheese out there grew
as did my love for it, especially Manchego, Pecorino and Ossau Iraty. Heaven!

Recently I decided that I would only have things in my kitchen that I could (if push came to shove) make my self, so margarine had to go.  So in the bin it went.  And I decided that I would rather have just a little bit of butter ever so often, and I didn't seem to suffer.

At the end of June I had my cousin round for lunch and had a very decadent pud, Tarte Tatin, puff pastry and apples oozing in lots of caramel, all made with proper Guernsey Butter! And the devil in me said, well you are going to suffer, so sod it have some cream on it too, so I did! 
It was so so gorgeous, the cream, caramel and the juice from the apples formed a ambrosic nectar, that I can still taste in my mind, and do you know what,I was fine.....

This triggered a memory of a comment on another blog, by a lady who was also LI, who had found she could eat cream.  So I started googling and found this article and others similar.
It basically says that lactose is mainly the whey of milk, so the higher the fat content the less lactose.  For example you would have to eat more than 12 spoons of butter to get 1 gm of lactose, where as there are 13 grams in a in a glass of milk..
So basically I can now eat cream, butter and hard chees,
but need to stay away from, milk, yogurt and cottage cheese!!!!!!!!

Life changing moment,
my body is telling me to eat all the delicious stuff,
and stay away from the healthy stuff! Oh happy days

1 comment:

  1. Eat that cream then!!lol I am not a big milk fan but I do enjoy cream in my coffee. And whipped cream on my strawberry shortcake!