DIY Sunscreen

So how come our rates of skin cancer are soaring through the roof, despite the fact that we all take "precaution" against sunburn and liberally slap sunblock onto our bodies, head to toe?? Might it be that most sunblocks are chokka-full of chemicals??   Aye. It's a no-brainer! You wouldn't swallow a glass of chemicals,…

Best Parsley Salad Dressing Ever!

Do you have a big parsley plant in your garden?  I often harvest the last of the spent overgrown parsley to create yummy parsley pesto, or even a great salad dressing.  Garden to Plate.  Delicious AND nutritious!  It is dead easy to make either and is chokka-full of chlorophyll.  It's that life giving green pigment…

Kombucha “Jerky”

Do you make kombucha?  It's a wonderful healthy drink that restores gut flaura and helps with digestion.  It contains B-vitamins, enzymes and pro-biotics.  It is purported to increase the immune system, prevent cancers and ease joint pain.  To read up on how to make this wonderful daily elixir, read https://www.instagram.com/p/BHjHLSFDLj4/ Kombucha is the product of using…

Banana Based Smoothies

Berry, Berry Smooth! Wowee! Heaven! I think last Spring I invented our own mind-blowing health drink that tastes sooo good, it tastes like it should be bad! How can that be?  Well, I had a basket-full of fast-ripening home-grown bananas, so what to do with them? I hate to waste food, especially food that we grow…

Taking Stock of What’s on Hand

Stock.  It's the stuff we use to flavour up a dish we're creating in the kitchen, to nourish ourselves and loved ones.  You can buy it in small bottles as a paste, or in unsustainable, non-recyclable Tetra Pak packaging.  Or you can make your own.  I was planning a meal that needed some stock, when…

Spring-Cleaning our Bodies

Cleaning out. All householders know the need for a good clean out once or twice a year. Every year, we try to do a juice fast to clean out the pipes in the body, kinda like a spring-clean for health and well-being. Think about it: our body spends 80% of it’s energy on digesting food, so…

Superfoods: Raw Brownies

One of the added benefits of inviting people into your home is the cross-cultural exchange of ideas and food styles.  A few years back, we hosted a couple from USA, who were raw foodists.  We gave them open entry to the kitchen and were amazed by the wonderful meals they rustled up, using much of…