How to make overnight herbal infusions Overnight herbal infusions allow for more of the vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients of the plant material to be extracted. They offer a very convenient and economical means of extracting the maximum benefit from your herbs. You will need: Cut dried/fresh herbs A jar with a lid Hot water Directions:… Read More


What is an herbal infusion? An herbal infusion is the process of soaking herbs in either hot or cold water, to extract their nutritional and medicinal benefits. If this sounds like making herbal tea then you are absolutely right. What distinguishes an herbal tea from an herbal infusion is that an herbal infusion will generally… Read More


How to make water kefir Go straight to basic recipe Water kefir is a lacto-fermented pro-biotic drink made using water kefir grains that feed on sugar water and minerals. The profusion of bio-available pro-biotics in water kefir helps to improve digestive health, immune response, mood and energy levels and reduce allergic reactions, by feeding the… Read More


Water Kefir Grains Water kefir (keh-FEER) grains are used to produce a naturally carbonated probiotic drink. The kefir grains are small clusters of beneficial bacteria and yeast, bound by a polysaccharide (dextran) that is produced by Lactobacillus brevis. This is all good news for maintaining a healthy microbiome, which is essential to good health. “The… Read More


Thyme: Thymus vulgaris Part used: leaf and stem Medicinal actions: Carminative, anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, astringent, anthelmintic Thyme is an aromatic herb with a bitter-sweet flavour. It has a long history of culinary and medicinal use. It is primarily used as a pot herb as it can withstand long cooking times. It also makes a delicious… Read More


The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has a long history of use as a healing food, a dieter’s friend, a food preservative, and for cosmetic and domestic cleaning purposes. ACV is the result of a double fermentation process. First apple juice is fermented to apple cider, which is then further… Read More


Barley Nutrition and Health Benefits Barley is a highly nutritious cereal grain that was a staple food in the diet of our ancestors. Nowadays we most often encounter it in soups or beer, but its nutty flavour and chewy texture makes it a great addition to salads and a delicious alternative to rice and pasta.… Read More


Juice Recipes and Tips If you are new to juicing some of the following juice recipes may sound unappealing, however many vegetables taste very different freshly juiced than when cooked. Here are some tips and juice recipes to get you started. Juicing Tips Start with equal amounts of apple to vegetables until your taste buds… Read More


The benefits of Juicing Juicing fruits and vegetables offers many obvious and not so obvious health benefits. Juicing certainly makes it a lot easier to up your intake of fruits and vegetables, while benefiting from organic water filtered by nature. The vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and enzymes in freshly extracted juice are more easily and… Read More


Fresh Tomato Salsa It is easy to make a fresh tomato salsa to enjoy as a dip, or serve alongside salads, steamed vegetables or other dishes. While fresh ripe tomatoes will taste best you could use tinned tomatoes and add a teaspoon of maple syrup for sweetness. Ingredients: 2 cups of chopped ripe tomatoes 1… Read More