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5 02, 2017

“Love Your Belly” Kombucha Workshop

By |February 5th, 2017|

It's almost Valentine's Day and what better way to express your love than the gift of health?  And don't we all LOVE Kombucha (but not the price)? Discover how easy it is to make Kombucha at home for about 50 cents a gallon. This tasty beverage has a 2000 year old reputation for health benefits [...]

2 10, 2016

Kombucha Recipes

By |October 2nd, 2016|Recipes|

When you have successfully fermented a batch of Kombucha, you will want to try different recipes to flavor and bottle your Kombucha. Plain kombucha is poured into a dispenser to mix with an infusion or juice to create a flavor. There are four flavors of Kombucha that I make that are consistently my [...]

8 09, 2016

Fresh Flower Salad

By |September 8th, 2016|Recipes|

It's a hot September this year but you can still enjoy lettuce from the garden. Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce grown in tent. You just need to find a shady spot to throw your lettuce seeds, like under your tomato plants. A hoop tent works even better. I used a seed packet of Black Seeded [...]

1 09, 2016

Roasted Lavender Hummus

By |September 1st, 2016|Recipes|

I was scrambling for a healthy snack today and I realize I had all the ingredients for hummus: a can of garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic & lemon, salt. I whirled them all together with a little water in my Ninja blender until it was nice and smooth. When I tasted it, though, it seemed so [...]

20 03, 2016

Lavender Souffle Workshop

By |March 20th, 2016|

Lavender souffle, one dozen eggs and a tin of lavender buds. Four lavender souffle right out of the oven. It's rumored that Spring Equinox is the day when you can balance an egg on it's end. But we won't waste time with that when there are much better indulgences to be [...]

21 02, 2016

Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Lavender Buds

By |February 21st, 2016|Recipes|

I learned about roasting lavender buds recently from the cookbook "Discover Cooking with Lavender". I now have a jar packed with fragrant, earthy buds that I roasted last week. For the instructions for roasting, see Culinary Lavender Primer. While roasting my lavender buds, the house was redolent with the most divine scent. I was eager [...]

19 02, 2016

Lavender Scones (Gluten Free)

By |February 19th, 2016|Recipes|

I found a recipe for "Best Ever Gluten Free Scones" and I can testify to the truth of the title. This is my go-to recipe for glutin free scones.  I have, however, made a few critical alterations. In case you're not an experienced baker, I've included photos to help make your experience foolproof. Ingredients [...]