I’ve had kombucha on the brain for a while now, but things have been so nutty I haven’t been able to keep up with posting lately at all, please forgive me. I have had a rather kombucha-filled Christmas and the New Year looks to be full of kombucha cheer as well with Kombucha Kamp’s annual Kombucha ReVolution and a 30 day Kombucha Challenge to add to the fun (more about that later).
As many of you know, I adopt out free SCOBYs to whoever catches me at the right moment. I’ve met some really cool people this way. People usually have something cool to offer in exchange. A bunch of flowers, fresh picked herbs from a backyard garden, a donation or article for my website, words of cheer and appreciation for the SCOBY and much more…. Once again I currently have a huge backlog of people asking for SCOBYs, which I hope to get to in the New Year! For anyone who is eager to get started, I have met many people who have started off their kombucha culture with a bottle of organic raw kombucha such as Tonica Kombucha, it just takes a little longer if anyone is reading this who can’t wait a minute longer to get their batch started. Probably better to do that in the summer time though–or keep it near a heater.
This is a really delicious recipe and makes great muffins. It can also be made into a loaf of bread which makes a great grain-free raisin bread. 1/2 c honey
1/4 c butter
1 c cashew butter (raw)
2 c almond flour (blanched)
1 t baking soda
1 c raisins
1/4 c honey-candied citrus ...
I have never cooked or eaten persimmons very much until coming to Vancouver. This year one of our local backyard gardeners (they have such amazing gardens in this city!) gave me a pile of homegrown persimmons and chokos. 1 1/2 c persimmon pulp (cooked or raw)
3/4 c honey
2 T butter
4 egg yol ...
I usually don't look forward to the holidays overly much, but this weekend has been so awesome, it's really changed my outlook. We brought our tree home and decorated it Friday evening, did some Christmas crafts and baked brownies. While looking for some music we found an old CD, all of this 193 ...
Some of you may have thought that I am a Christian because of how much I talk about my MK (missionary kid) upbringing in Papua New Guinea (who wouldn't enjoy being a kid in the jungles of PNG?). The truth of the matter is I no longer call myself Christian. The thing that kept me on the fence for so ...
I started making these aprons because I have a couple of very wonderful mothers, both my own and my mother-in-law, who are always providing me with a steady stream of material that are indigenous, handwoven or from some far away land with beautiful original designs. Some of these lovely material ...
This year, while searching through various old cookbooks for pecan pie recipes I came across a lovely fresh apple relish (Apple Kitchen Cook Book by Demetria Taylor), which I just had to try. It was fantastic! Especially tasty with fresh, local apples, it works particularly well as a relish with tur ...
When I was a kid, my favorite recipe to make at Christmas were Swedish spritz cookies. I used to get up at dawn and pinch a few of them from the cookie jar to nibble in bed before anyone else was up. In those days I was using refined sugar and flour, but I think originally these cookies were made wi ...
This makes a delicious holiday dessert, warm, rich, moist nourishing and comforting. 1 loaf Panatone bread
250g softened butter
1/2 liter cream
1/2 liter milk
1/2 c maple syrup
2 t vanilla essence or 2 vanilla beans
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t salt Method:
Warm the cr ...
We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. -Kurt Vonnegut With 46 million turkeys eaten at Thanksgiving (690 million pounds of flesh), and 22 million at Christmas, the turkey literally becomes a part of us during holiday season. The bird is unique to Ameri ...