Recipe: Kombucha Recipe

Kombucha Recipe Ingredients: 1-2 Bags black tea (depending on strength you prefer); 1/4 Cup raw sugar; 1 Scoby with 1/2 cup pre-made kombucha (also known as starter tea); 1 & 3/4 Liters purified water; 2 Litre Mason jar (or any wide mouth jar); Paper towel or cheese cloth with rubber band; Strainer: and Glass bottles… Continue reading Recipe: Kombucha Recipe

Recipe: Jun/Jimbucha Recipe

  Jun/Jimbucha Recipe Ingredients: 1-3 Tablespoons of green tea (depending on strength you prefer); 1/3 Cup of honey; 1 Jun scoby with 1/2 cup pre-made jun; 1 Liter purified water; 1 Litre Mason jar (wide mouth); Paper towel or cheese cloth with rubber band; Strainer; Glass bottles (3-4 250 mil bottles perfect for daily dose)… Continue reading Recipe: Jun/Jimbucha Recipe

Recipes: Green Juice

Green Juice   Ingredients:  Handful of Kale Handful of Spinach or Rocket Handful of Celery or Parsley 1 Green Apple or Pear or Grapes 1 Lime or handful of Mint (both can be added) 1 Tablespoon of Matcha Powder or Spirulina Method: Put all ingredients in blender and blend. Serve over ice. ++++++++++++ Make sure you… Continue reading Recipes: Green Juice

Recipes: Greek Lentil Stew/Soup (Fakies)

Greek Lentil Stew/Soup (Fakies) Ingredients: 1 cup Canadian lentils 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion 3 minced garlic cloves 2 large carrots diced 1 large celery stalk  diced 5 cups water or stock 1 cup canned tomatoes (or 2-3 fresh tomatoes cubed) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 bay leaves salt and pepper 2 tablespoons… Continue reading Recipes: Greek Lentil Stew/Soup (Fakies)

Recipes: Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Garlic Mustard Chicken with Carrots  Ingredients: 500 grams Chicken (I used bone free thighs) 2 Carrots julienned 1 Brown Onion diced 1 lower half (white part) of a Leek diced 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard 2 tablespoons Honey 3 cloves Garlic crushed 1 small handful of Parsley chopped 100 mils of Cooking Cream Vegetable Oil spray Method Spray any… Continue reading Recipes: Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

How To: Make a Terrarium

Terrarium for a friend with succulents: black prince, violet queen and zebra plants. A Terrarium is a miniature indoor garden contained within a clear container which has been around since the mid 1800’s. How to make a Terrarium Ingredients Any clear glass container: fish bowl, vase, jar (note: containers used with a glass cover need less… Continue reading How To: Make a Terrarium

Recipe: Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe

  Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe Ingredients: ¼ cup of vodka; 1 packet wine yeast (don’t use bread yeast); 1 kg of raw honey (don’t use processed honey); 3 teaspoons lemon zest; 3 cinnamon sticks; 3 cardamom pods; 3 cloves; Water; Stockpot; Strainer; Funnel; Large jug or bottles; and Bottles with lids Method: Sterilise stock pot… Continue reading Recipe: Tina’s Honey Mead Recipe

Recipes: May Wine

Spring Wine aka May Wine Ingredients: 1 bottle White Wine (I prefer Moscato but Riesling is traditionally used); 1 bottle Champagne (pink can make the beverage visually appealing); 3 grams fresh Woodruff herb or ½ cup dried Woodruff herb; Woodruff herb flowers for garnish; 1 punnet of fresh Strawberries sliced in half: and ½ dozen… Continue reading Recipes: May Wine

Recipe: Lavender Scones with Cardamom Cream

Lavender Scones with Cardamom Cream Ingredients for Lavender Scones: 2 cups self-raising flour 4 tbsp unsalted butter (or nuttelex or canola spread as substitutes) 1/4 cup sugar (1/2 tsp stevia powder as substitute) 2 tsp fresh lavender or 1 tsp dried culinary lavender, coarsely chopped 2/3 cup milk (or soy as substitute) plus extra for… Continue reading Recipe: Lavender Scones with Cardamom Cream

Soap Making: Melt & Pour Process

How To Make Soap: Melt and Pour Process Method Ingredients: *Pyrex Measuring Jug (500ml to 1 litre ones are the best); *Long handled spoon (do not use wood but stainless steel is best); *Thermometer (long ones used to check milk heat for coffee frothing  is perfect but not essential); *Essential or Fragrant oils; *Melt and Pour… Continue reading Soap Making: Melt & Pour Process