If you have been looking for a festive collection of teas that truly brings out the joy and spirit of the winter holiday season, I have found it for you! You guys hear me talk about Mountain Rose Herbs all the time, but there is another herbal company that I frequently shop from and love to death! The Bulk Herb Store. They carry everything from organic herbs, teas, tinctures, salves, and more!
Have you heard of fire cider? Until I began delving more into herbalism, I had not! When I first read about fire cider, it was while reading through Rosemary Gladstar's book, Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. I was fascinated, to say the least, but I was absolutely terrified of making it at first. It sounded like something that would most definitely put hair on my chest. It turns out, Fire Cider is super delicious AND super good for you! Made with highly antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral herbs, this hair-raising beverage has been used through the ages by many different cultures, to help prevent colds, clear sinuses, boost immunities, and much more.Continue reading
In last week's post, Homebrewing Kombucha Part 1, we learned all about the health benefits of drinking kombucha and how to homebrew it for ourselves using the GetKombucha.com Silver Continuous Brewing System. This week, we are going to learn about bottling and flavoring our kombucha!
It's not terribly difficult to turn your bottles of fizzy goodness, into something EVEN tastier. I was blown away by the many MANY options I had just in flavoring alone. What's a girl to pick when she already has all of the herbs and fruit at her fingertips? ALL of them of course! I figured for the sake of research, I would just try one bottle of each one that I found appealing! Continue reading
I first heard about the benefits of kombucha after I saw a bottle at Whole Foods. Even though it was practically $5 for one bottle, I was really curious what all this hype was, and I really wanted to know what it tasted like. Continue reading
I really love to drink and use coconut milk. It's super healthy, it smells and tastes delightful, and frankly it's by far my favorite non-dairy milk beverage. I have tried all of the different brands and enjoy a wide array of different coconut milks. What I really wanted to taste, is fresh homemade coconut milk. I just knew it had to be better than the store bought coconut milk (isn't everything always better homemade???). Continue reading
Five years ago, if you knew me then, you would have seen me walking around with humongous cups of soda, the extra large energy drinks, or any other caffeinated beverage that I could get my hands on. Nowadays, if you see a caffeinated beverage in my hand, Continue reading
The Hippy Husband and I have been trying a lot of things to bring more nutrients and health into our lives and to help him lose some of the beer belly he has acquired over the years. After watching the documentary Fat, Sick, And Nearly Dead, both Andy and I were convinced more than ever that we needed to put our health at the forefront of our lives. We thought that a juice fast would be the perfect way for us to be able to cleanse our bodies of all of the toxins that we have built up, and maybe slim down a little just before spring comes around. Continue reading