Kraut 2018

Ingredients 1000g shredded cabbage 30g sea salt 2 t caraway seeds Instructions  Wash the cabbage, removing tougher outer leaves (leave these aside, we’ll use them later).  Quarter the cabbage and cut out the core (give these to the chickens as treats). Thinly slice the cabbage.  I used a mandoline for this job – it was…

Continuous Brew

Today was the day to refresh the Kombucha and the Jun.  Both are fermented teas.  The Kombucha is black tea sweetened with castor sugar which the SCOBY ferments creating a healthy, slightly effervescent drink with probiotics.  The Jun is similar, using green tea rather than black and honey rather than sugar.  I believe that the…

Granola Bars – Take 1

Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup  unsweetened coconut 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 1/2 cup raisins 1 1/2 cup fruit and nut trail mix 1 cup whole wheat flour flour 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 pound butter, softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup honey 1 large egg…

Having Fun with a 25¢ Coconut

I found a cracked coconut this afternoon at the Grocery Outlet marked down to 25¢.  After looking around on Google for a little while I decided to try making coconut milk with it.  It was fairly easy and really quite fun. Crack open coconut. Use a table knife to separate the flesh from the shell….

Citrus-Coconut Granola

4 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups walnut pieces 1 cup shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon salt zest of two oranges 1/3 cup butter 1/6 cup agave maple syrup 1/6 cup tangarine honey 1/3 cup of orange juice Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Combine the oats, walnuts, coconut, salt, and orange zest in a large…

Fantastic Oatmeal – What?

I’ve always been okay with eating oatmeal, but I’ve never loved it.  Today, I fell in love.  I followed the recipe at Kath Eats Real Food.  This is the creamiest, most flavorful and delicious oatmeal I have ever had. 1/2 cup skim milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup oats 3/4 banana – sliced Combine the…

Eating Healthy – Smoothies

I think I’m going to try to add more fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet next year.  These smoothies that I read about at Marcus Samuelsson’s website look like a great way to start. • 1-2 bananas • frozen peaches • frozen mango • a couple handfuls of spinach • water • ice (if…