I don’t know about you, but for me, the words fruit salad conjure up an image of a sad, not quite cold enough bowl of mushy bananas and unwanted cantaloupe, with a straggling strawberry or two that the pickers left behind. You know, the kind of fruit salad you used to find at every picnic, bbq, and pool party; the one that played second fiddle to the hamburgers and dirt cake. This salad is an entirely different story. Read More
I got a mini muffin tin at the weekend and found some tiny paper cases to fit in it, (i think they are meant for truffles) I love any thing thats miniature i don’t no why i think its the novelty factor of it. I was so excited to make these bite size cupcakes. Just to show you how small they are here is me holding it.Read More
Nettle-peppermint tea for allergy relief: -1 t of dried peppermint OR c chopped fresh peppermint; -1 t of dried nettle leaf OR c chopped fresh nettle leaf -Honey and lemon to taste (optional); -8 oz of fresh water; Place nettle and peppermint in mug & cover with boiling water. Steep for 10-15 min. strain; add honey to taste and/or lemon. drink 2 x daily.
I LOVE eating seasonal produce because, to me, it just feels so right. When the weather cools down, my body starts craving more savory hot, fiber-filled meals. I also like eating seasonal produce because I can get it locally. Some of the biggest benefits to eating local food are that it is usually picked when itâ€™s ripe (or almost ripe), and spends little time in transit. We are lucky in Montreal to live near farms, you may even get to go pick your own!
Butternut squash is a nutritious, delicious, and easy food to cook with. It provides a healthy alternative in many dishes to kitchen staples such as the potato. Itâ€™s low in fat as well as in sodium and sugars, making it very heart-friendly. Its yellow color is representative of the large amount of antioxidants and phytonutrients it contains. Read More
Floral waters are the easiest herbal tinctures you can make. They require picking plants at peak maturity, placing them in glass bottles with distilled water, and steeping in the sun. Give yourself a little spa treatment with these simple remedies below.
How To Make your Sun Steeped Flower Water
A basket filled with fresh flowers and herbs is all you need to start making the floral waters. Fill a glass bottle with petals and water then place it on a sunny windowsill to brew. I choose rose and calendula petals, but you can use any variety. Floral Waters are ready to steep.Read More
Remember those old lady knickknacks of the late 70s of a flower completely frozen in a globe of lucite? There were a few geriatric abodes I visited during that era, and those stopped-in-their-tracks flowers were always a fascination. So perfect and yet so bizarrely frozen.
You can make your own, a bit more ephemeral, version as another gorgeous use for edible flowers. Encase your posies in ice cubes to chic up late summer cocktails or mocktails. You can use any edible flowers for this project. Read More
Fire Cider is a warm energizing old fashioned herbalists remedy full of warming herbs, roots, vegetables and spices especially good in the Winter time. This tonic is revered by herbalists for its ability to help prevent cold and flu symptoms and/or shorten their duration if they occur.
The apple cider vinegar base is so good for your digestion, helping you create an alkaline environment in your body which is necessary to keep the immune system functioning in tip- top shape. Fire Cider is a powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, decongestant, and spicy circulatory which makes it an easy and pleasant remedy to incorporate into your winter diet and keeping warm on the cold days. Fire Cider Concoction takes a min of a month to mature, so ideally its best to prepare your batch ahead of time before Fall sets in.
Flavoured Waters: Pretty, Healthy, Hydrating and Subltly Delicious!
I know how hard it can be to drink your water every single day. I find it challenging myself some days and I wake up with intentions of doing a little better than yesterday just to find that by 2pm I’ve had my head in the books and I’m parched! It may seem so boring to sip on plain ole water when you see others with their schmancy bottles of this and that covered with convincing marketing but you are doing yourself a HUGE favour by resisting the temptation every time you choose water instead. And really. how hard is it to make delicious schmancy water of your own that will surely trump any commercial variety, hands down!
Turmeric is a spice that is absurdly awesome -itâ€™s not just my opinion either, but has been shown in numerous studies. Curcumin is a uniquely beneficial compound found in turmeric that is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory agents found naturally, it also has a ton of other awesome benefits so I wanted to share some of the ways I use turmeric to harness these benefits ?
What most people don’t realize, is that although potatoes have been rooted as a healthy choice, they are very starchy. I’m sure I have mentioned that potatoes actually spike blood sugar levels higher then sugar! Most people do enjoy mashed potatoes and everything else potato, so this recipe is to show you a potato alternative, that carries the same texture and look as the real deal. However, this is way better! This recipe comes from Eva Cabaca. I have also included a vegan gravy which is yum!Read More