• Almond cookies with lacto-fermented fig paste

    Almond cookies with lacto-fermented fig paste

    Amongst all the holiday cookies that start making an appearance at about this time of year, imagine if there was at least one delicious and healthy family favourite… High protein almond meal marzipan cookies (GF, GAPS-legal) and lacto-fermented figs come together in this recipe for a delicious marriage that that will make you believe, it can be done. I don’t

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    You might be a traditional foodie if

    You might be a traditional foodie if

      Man! A few years ago I wouldn’t even have known what some of this meant! Anything you would add? 😉 Leave a comment!

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    How to ferment grapes for soda (not wine!)

    How to ferment grapes for soda (not wine!)

      Question: Do you have some ideas for making a soda with homegrown grapes, Adrienne? I usually make the grapes into juice but I think I would like to try something new. I would like something zippy but not fermented to the point of wine. Any ideas? ~Dora, Integrity Foods Answer: Ahhh. Tis the season. It’s so beautiful to see

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    How to make coffee kombucha

    Once you’ve learned how to make kombucha tea, you might wonder if there is anything else you can brew with the scoby… And there is. It’s called, coffee kombucha. This is simply a novel variation of the tea variety. But it’s fun to drink and, like it’s traditional counterpart, has a unique and mysterious flavour. It’s a fun summertime drink

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    Simple, homemade electrolyte drink

    Simple, homemade electrolyte drink

    When you are working in the hot sun, it doesn’t take long before it can take its toll. Your energy levels plummet. Your legs feel like lead, and you just want to go lay down for a nap… Recently we had a crew out at the farm building a cob (earthen) oven. Temperatures were dangerously hot – soaring  above +30

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    A recipe for ‘real’ ginger ale

    A recipe for ‘real’ ginger ale

    Everyone has their seasonal obsessions. This summer, mine has turned to thirst-quenching drinks with nourishing properties. Ginger ale definitely makes the cut. I am talking about *REAL* ginger ale. The traditional homemade version, not the faux soda pop kind that generally features less-than-stellar ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup and sodium benzoate. Real ginger ale has a taste that is both

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    Water kefir: what is it and how to make it…

    Water kefir: what is it and how to make it…

    Many people have heard of (dairy) kefir – a fermented milk drink with the consistency of runny yogurt- but not as many have heard of water kefir. So what is water kefir anyhow? Most simply stated, water kefir is a fermented drink that is made by combining sugar, water and fruit with special ‘grains’. The so-called grains are actually small clusters

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    How to make kombucha tea

    Kombucha is a cultured tea that used to be the domain of hippies and ‘old Russian babas’. Or so I’ve been told. It’s been a fixture in our home for several years now. I love it because it’s SO easy to make, and even simpler to care for. It’s a drink I couldn’t possibly do without. Particulary after experiencing its

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    3 reasons I drink something my mom thought would make me sick

    Sometimes, rebellion really pays off. A few years ago I brought home a kombucha SCOBY. My mother came over and promptly begged me to throw it out. She took one look at the gelatinous cream-coloured disc with tendrils of brown gunk hanging from it, and pronounced she was quite sure drinking this strange brew would kill me, or at the very

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    How to cure a plantar wart naturally

    Do a quick Google search and you will find unlimited advice on home remedies for plantar warts. The tips range from applying fresh garlic, to mixing a poultice of crushed up aspirin. And then there’s the classic: cover it with duct tape. How do I know this? Because a few months ago I had a bad mommy moment. I realized

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