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Save Money On Kombucha - D.I.Y. Kombucha Recipe

 

I have a confession to make.

I've been buying kombucha ready made that the store.

That's right, the resident tea queen at the farm, has been buying ready made kombucha. That expensive kombucha, you know the one. Even though I have a whole 600 square foot space reserved for tea ingredients and all the things to make my own, much more affordably.

It's hurting the pocket book though and it's time stop that madness.

Is this you? Are you spending $3-5 dollars a bottle on your kombucha habit? There are better ways! 

Join me in making simple, and MUCH more affordable kombucha at home, with SO many more flavor options! You won't be sorry.

 

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I've been making kombucha for many years. I don't even remember...

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Dehydrating Flowers, Fruits & Botanicals (For DIY Herbal Tea)

 

Basket after basket full of flowers. Crate after crate full of berries. All of the goodness is hauled in from the garden, from the farmer's market and from around the farm to help produce flavorful and healthful herbal teas.

From late spring to the depths of summer, the harvest starts coming in. Fresh and flavorful Oregon strawberries, earthy antioxidant packed aronia berries, delicate and earthy blackberry leaves. What ever the botanical may be, its a mad rush to get the harvest in and preserved for the winter.

Our favorite way to preserve on the farm is to dehydrate the bounty. Not only does it make fabulous tea, but it's also a great way to put up food as well. With a few simple tips and tricks, dehydrating is also very easy to do.

 

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Pad Thai Zoodles- Using the Zucchini Madness

It's near the end of summer, which means that the days are getting shorter and fall is coming quicker than quick. It also means that there are piles and piles of zucchini, or what I've decided to refer to as courgettes. (Their fancy French name)

Don't you think it sounds better?

"Hey neighbor! Would you like some of my fancy home grown French courgettes?"

They will at least stop and pause instead of shouting no and throwing them back at you, don't you think?

Many a zucchini grower knows what I'm talking about. That zucchini abundance, and what to do with it all? No worries, from one courgette grower to another, some help is on the way.

 

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This is me. Every morning. For about the last month....

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10 Herbs to Grow for Tea

 

Our small family tea company started slowly through various craft shows and the local farmer's market. We would often get questions about growing and using herbs for tea.

"I have this mint growing in my yard, can I use that for tea?"

"How do I use it?"  "Can I use it fresh?"  "Do I have to dry it?"

"What herbs are good to use as tea?"

"What herbs go good together?"

 

Herbs and botanicals from your yard are definitely options for blending a fabulous herbal tea. It can be as simple as a fresh mint tea infusion or it can be more in-depth like one of our blends from our D.I.Y. Medicinal Teas Ebook.

It is really about what flavor and purpose you have in mind and what herbs you have on hand. There is so much you can do with just ten common botanicals which happen to be simple and easy to grow. 

Today we are sharing our favorite 10 and how we might put them to use in our farm tea studio.

 

Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This...

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Peach Kombucha - Rita

 

Sometimes it's one of those weeks... or maybe one of those months. Or a couple of months? The schedule gets crazy and somethings just fall off the to-do list. Like say the kombucha making.

When that happens then there is sour kombucha, a.k.a. vinegar. And sometimes that means a WHOLE LOT of vinegar. Oh my. What is a home kombucha making mama to do?

What in the world is kombucha you say? How do I make it and why do I want to make it? If you are new to kombucha and not sure what I'm talking about, OR you have heard of it and been wondering how to make your own, check out our free resource on making kombucha here.

 

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Well, they say that necessity is the mother invention, and that is indeed the case...

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Tuna Tea Sandwiches Farmhouse Style

 

A very traditional tea time sandwich meets, healthy, good for you fermented ingredients.

This isn't your typical tuna sandwich, though it does have many traditional ingredients about it. We here at Farmhouse Teas are all about taking the traditions of tea time and mixing them with whole, real foods to help build better health.

Not a tuna fan, don't turn your nose up at the fish yet - shredded chicken works just as well for this recipe so come on over the farm kitchen and see what we have cooking!

 

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Tuna salad was something that my Farmer and I both grew up eating and something we eat a lot of down on the farm. Its a staple around here especially during Lent.

It's best to make sure to...

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D.I.Y. Natural Electrolyte Drinks

 

Ahh summer! Your sunshine makes one want to "squeeze the day," yet it is also draining at the same time. Your long days allow for large amounts of time spent sowing and reaping the harvest from the summer garden, basking in the sun out on the beach or in the orchard or hiking the mountains of our Cascade forest.

Those activities really require a lot of aerobic action and at the same time produce a lot of perspiration. Losing precious minerals and salts in the process. Leading to achy muscles, nerve issues and exhaustion. 

Time to grab the Gatorade! Oh wait... bad idea. Dye filled, processed sugar laden, nay high fructose corn syrup filled, junk. Seems like two steps backwards. Time for some natural electrolyte drinks and there are many to choose from.

 

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Farmhouse Pesto & 2 Tea Time Recipes

 

'Tis the season for all things basil, no?

Nothing quite says summer to me as pesto sauce! Well... OK maybe except for iced tea, but what kind of a tea sommelier would I be, if I didn't included tea on the list?

While pesto is basically great smeared on anything, aside from maybe chocolate... hmm. I'm always looking for great ways to use it. Today I'm sharing two yummy recipes that we love. Roasted Garlic Basil Crustini and Turkey Pesto Tea Sandwiches.

 

 

Normally when I think of pesto sauce it involves a lot of pasta and some fresh bread. Or if I dive deep into my childhood memories there is this bagel from a fancy bagel shop smothered in pesto sauce and topped with some Parmesan and dried olives and tomatoes. YUM!

OK, ok... coming back to you now and leaving memory land.

 

 

In the dog daze of summer pesto is great to have on hand. Not only is basil more affordable this time of year but its pretty easy to grow by seed and have in the garden. Or even pick...

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Lavender Lemon Scone Recipe

 

19 days.

Mother's Day is not far off and the mad dash to find just what mom has been hoping for has started. 

As a mom myself, I'd be happy to help you out, since you asked ;) Just some quiet time, with loved ones, good food and a good cuppa tea. With lots of sunshine. Flowers and chocolate never hurt either. 

That's where these lavender lemon scones come in.

 

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Twice a year there are ideal opportunities for a proper afternoon tea (not that any time of year isn't a good time!) Easter and Mother's Day are the largest holidays celebrated with traditional tea time foods. Springy, light and delicate flavors are a must on the menu.

If y'all have been hanging around this blog for any amount of time you know that seasonal eats are my thing. I...

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Maple Carrot Cake - The Recipe That Inspired the Tea

 

Easter is coming quicker than quick, and it's time to start planning that Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner menu! Or maybe its not brunch, but linner (lunch & dinner), like we are hosting down on the farm this year.

We will be serving the traditional ham at our brunch/linner, along with more of a potluck style meal. I'll be cooking a few other dishes to go with the ham as my contribution. I thought about scalloped potatoes, but Grandma's potato salad is tradition and a must have.  Aside from the ham and potato salad, I haven't thought about it much, with the exception of dessert. Dessert first, am I right?

Enter carrot cake. Very traditional and very seasonal. It's the perfect blend of sweet cream cheese frosting, hearty sprouted flour, and the freshness of spring carrots. 

 

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