Preserving the Harvest - Fermentation

Preserving the Harvest - Fermentation

Fermentation is my favourite way to preserve the harvest and this recipe for Golden Kraut is one of the tastiest ferments I've ever created! If you've never tried fermenting, this is a great recipe to get started with. Fermenting vegetables is straight-forward and simple and the flavour of this kraut is mild and sweet.  With the addition of two superfood roots, this kraut is also beneficial for improving digestive and immune health and it's anti-inflammatory!

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Tis the season. . .

Tis the season. . .

Yesterday marked my first cold of the season and today I go from prevent to heal mode.  I'm sitting with a scarf wrapped around my throat, which is rough and scratchy, and achey muscles and dull head.

So, what's my cold regime?  First, I remember that the most important thing is that I rest. That's probably the hardest part.  Then I really up my intake of fluids to help my body stay hydrated and flush out.  It's important to drink water and herbal teas.  Don't reach for juice, it's too high in sugar.  Did you know 1 teaspoon of sugar depresses your immune system by 20% for up to 6 hours!  That's crazy!  And when you're sick, you need your immune system in top shape.  My favourite tea to drink is this one. . .

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Ginger Almond Soother!

Ginger Almond Soother!

It's been rainy and grey everyday this week and it's making me crave warm and creamy hot drinks.  What about you?  I generally try to avoid buying these drinks when I'm out, they tend to have a lot of extra sugars loaded in them and even if you find a cafe that uses almond milk and not cow dairy or soy, they tend to use the brands that have sweeteners, fillers and binders in the ingredients and they tend to charge a small fortune!Seems the best answer is to make my my own drink and I'm so excited to share with you because it was delicious, cheap, easy and got a very big thumbs up from my friends!

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