Have you ever wondered how your kombucha SCOBY works? This rubbery little biochemical factory seems almost magic in the way it can transform sugary tea into a tart, effervescent, nutrient rich beverage. If you are curious about how it weaves its magic, read on!
It can get chilly down here at the end of the world. Vibrant sticky turmeric chai comes to the rescue. An aromatic, spicy cup of sunshine. Like a hug-in-a-mug on a cold day.
Making your own fermented ginger bug is so easy. Let me show you how!
Wild and free! Right beneath your feet – in gardens, reserves, along waterways and roads, you will find an entire world of wild edible leafy greens. What better way to celebrate all this spring goodness than with fresh pesto?
If you are like me and love a deep umami punch to the palate, then kimchi is the ferment for you. It showcases the spicy slow burn of Korean chilli and the fermented funkiness of fish sauce.
Have you tried jun? It is sometimes referred to as the “champagne of fermented drinks”. I remember the first time I tried it. A friend of mine has huge ceramic crocks on the go, full of jun. She prepared a tall glass for me with ice and freshly crushed verbena leaves … that was it,…
A stash of calendula is an essential herbal medicine to have on hand for making remedies to treat minor wounds, burns and infections. This hardy plant is easy to grow, preserve and use, let’s find out how! When winter descends, the veggie garden takes on tones of dark greens and purple. Calendula punctuates the garden…
If you are staring at a rather bland plate of protein and veggies, these healthy flavour bomb dressings will take your meal to a whole new level. Bursting with flavour and dense in nutrients they are the antidote to bland. I use Sunday afternoon to ease my way into the busy week ahead….
My two pantry apothecary essentials for winter are honey fermented garlic and elderberry syrup. Garlic gets to work on microbial (including bacterial) infections while elderberry works against the cold and flu virus.
Try to always have a stash of elderberry syrup on hand during winter. It is definitely one of the better tasting herbal remedies. One the whole family won’t turn their nose up to. In the UK and Europe, elderberry is a much loved traditional remedy. A valuable hedgerow medicine, used since ancient times for all…