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Lemon Dill Probiotic Salad Dressing with non fizzy Kombucha

Many of us know of raw kombucha benefits. As we have been making homemade kombucha in order to get those benefits without the high cost of buying kombucha at the store. But in the process of learning how to make kombucha fizzy, sometimes we end up with some non fizzy kombucha. Sometimes we might have a lot of flat kombucha that we don't want to throw out. Is there something we can do with that flat non fizzy kombucha or is it totally ruined?

No worries my tea and herb-loving friends, I have good news! There is hope for your non fizzy kombucha and your DIY Kombucha making at home is NOT a failure! 

 

Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally. Grab all the deets on the Medical jargon here. This post...

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Fudgy Brownies from Scratch with Chocolate Dandelion Root Tea

Sourdough discard brownies might be all the rage right now but there is still a place for standard fudgy brownies from scratch, especially when they are homemade brownies. Let me tell you what, if you want fudgy, moist, and chocolaty with a kick of coffee-like flavor then these brownies are the ones! They are practically 'health food' when you sub in the einkorn flour and maple syrup for an all-natural sweetener.

Add in there the benefits of dandelion root coffee and chicory root tea then you have one tasty brown recipe. Let's dive into why you should include these two herbs in your homemade brownies.

 

Photo By: Kayla Joy Creative

Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally. Grab all the deets on the...

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Health Benefits of Turmeric and Lemon Turmeric Cake Recipe

 

The benefits of herbal tea and the benefits of turmeric are many. Many will ask "Is herbal tea good for you?" "What are the benefits of turmeric?" We are going to dive right into those here in this post along with a fabulous Lemon Turmeric Tea Cake Recipe. 

Turmeric is likely part of your life already as it is used to color many foods such as a prepared chicken stock from the store, Turmeric is also the base for most yellow curry powders, so chances are that if you have eaten curry or a purchased chicken stock/broth you have already met our friend turmeric.

Herbal tea, also known as a tisane, is not actually tea at all. Herbal teas are made from many different types of herbs, but a true tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant or the tea plant. Herbal teas have many different benefits and are naturally free of caffeine. All herbal teas with the exception of those containing a plant like the cocoa bean or coffee bean are free of caffeine from the get go.

 

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CURRY LEMON CHICKEN THIGHS IN COCONUT CREAM SAUCE RECIPE

Dinner ideas.... what do you make for dinner when you have a bunch of chicken thighs? 

It's January and many people are on Whole30 looking for comfort food right about now. Nothing says healthy comfort food like a Coconut Curry Chicken recipe, and my friends, boy do we have one to share with you today.

This dish is better than Costco's Lemon Chicken Piccata recipe and one that I think you will be coming back for over and over again. Serve it up with our Fire Cider Kale Crunch Salad and you are going to have one tasty meal!

Photo by KaylaJoyCreative

So what's up with chicken thighs?

Chicken thighs are a cheaper cut of meat but many of us have been raised over the decades to believe that dark meat is not as healthy for us. Dark meat tends to come with more fat and isn't as lean as white meat. While the information on healthy fats vs bad fats has changed over time, the currant standing is that healthy fats are necessary to a balanced diet and hold their place on the menu. So it's...

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Lavender Earl Grey Shortbread

 

When we surveyed our Facebook followers, shortbread was the #1 answer to what treats they enjoy with their tea!

There are so many different flavors of shortbread, they are really rather a little versatile cookie! Or biscuit, if you are British. 

Today we are adding yet another flavor to our growing list of shortbread choices, from Matcha Shamrock Shortbread to Chocolate Dipped Shortbread these ones have a whole wheat base and are infused with lavender earl grey.

But there is one more other secret ingredient to these special treats....

 

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These special cookies use coconut sugar instead of processed sugar giving them a higher nutrient content. Which might mean you get an extra...

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Orange Cranberry Jello Salad - A Tasty Christmas Tradition

 

The family has gathered around in a warm cozy house, and the smell of food is wafting through the air. The kitchen is all hustle and bustle, and tasty appetizers are awaiting. 

Veggie trays, olives, cookies, fudge, chips, and cream cheese dip with chips.

When it comes to a holiday dinner, though, there was one dish that always completed the festivities, and these holiday gatherings wouldn't be the same without it.

The only bad news is that this favorite was filled with red dye and processed sugars.

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At least until now.

My grandma always made this Orange Cranberry Jello salad for every holiday. Sometimes she made it for birthday gifts. Well, not the jello so much. The jello was used as a prop rather....

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Celebrate Fall with Unbelievable Cranberry Scones

Can you guess what the top two scone flavors are amongst tea drinkers?

As a business owner that makes and blends tea for a living, one could can imagine I'm in quite a few different tea groups. When I polled all of these groups to see what their favorite treats were, to eat with their tea, they came back with a two resounding answers.

Lavender Lemon Scones and Orange Cranberry Scones. 

We decided we had to take these traditional and popular scone flavors into our farm kitchen and give them a little real, whole food make over. The result was fabulous! So fabulous we decided we would share it!

 

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Scones are the quintessential tea time pairing. It's like trying to eat a burger without having...

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Boost your Spirit this Fall with Pumpkin Spice Chai Muffins

Nothing says October like pumpkin spice, am I right?

Did you know that the spices in pumpkin pie spice are the perfect blend of medicinal goodness for fall? Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. Not only are most of these herbs anti-viral and anti-bacterial, but they are also considered catalysts or movers in the herbal medicine world. They get the blood a-moving, along with the lymph. They warm you up and keep things flowing. They are the movers and the shakers of the spice world.

So, for all of you "pumpkin spice everything" fans, you now have another reason to love on your pumpkin spice. The recipe we are sharing today is no different and in addition to pumpkin spice, we are adding the very loved flavor of chai. The two together are a dangerous combo and then add them to this real, whole food, muffin recipe and you have some fabulous fall deliciousness!

 

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Matcha Shamrock Shortbread Recipe

 

Matcha Shamrock Shortbread cookies add that little special touch to our yearly family celebration and heritage. 

You see the Farmer and I both have Irish heritage in our family. We grew up celebrating St. Patrick's Day every year and when it came to picking a name for our youngest son we gave him the strong, strapping and Irish name of Patrick.

 

 

Before birthdays, Christians use to celebrate Name Days. You might call it the Christian version of a birthday. Instead of celebrating the day that God made us we celebrate the name of the saint that we were named after.

The day is spent reading about this famous saint, the miracles that they performed but also the virtues that they practiced. The idea is that we should take up the same virtues and imitate their Christ-like habits.

 

 

One of the best ways we found to do this was by turning our food into shapes on feast days. When the children were young it was easier for them to learn things by "doing" or...

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EAT TEA: SMOKEY LAPSANG MEATBALL RECIPE

Oh winter. The last few weeks of the wet and the rain in Oregon really start to get to a person. It's dark, its gloomy. ITS WET! Really wet, like slip around outside when its wet, wet. 

We spend much more time in the house than we care to but there is so little to do in so much rain and mud. There is no garden to work on - its too cold. The animals are hunkered down just like us. The only thing to do is to make a mess in the kitchen - I mean be creative in the kitchen. ( As I look behind me to see if the Farmer' saw me type those words... ah hem.)

Cooking With, Not Drinking Tea

I have sort of a reputation for being a mad scientist in the kitchen. I think its usually the after math of my creativeness that gives me that reputation. The latest inspired mess - I mean creation - came from a tea called Lapsang Souchong. Lapsang is a special black tea from China that is smoke-dried over a pine-wood fire. It's known as the smoked tea. 

Let me tell you what, that is the best name...

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