DIY Cough Syrup

DIY Cough Syrup

What a crazy winter! If you've got a cough, cold, sore throat or flu, try this tasty and effective DIY Cough Syrup. With soothing and healing herbs that also help to fight infection and are proven to work better than store-bought brands, this recipe is a must-have winter home remedy.

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DIY Fruit Vinegar - Apple and Peach

DIY Fruit Vinegar - Apple and Peach

Making vinegar is an ideal way to use up fruit that is over-ripe, leftover scraps or inedible pieces (like pineapple skins). Turning food waste into DIY Vinegar is an amazing preservation method to learn and they taste fantastic! Here's two of my favourites - Apple and Peach

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Fermented 'Dream Cheese'

Fermented 'Dream Cheese'

We recently had the very good fortune of attending one of David Asher's traditional cheese-making workshops. David was kind enough to share his tips for sourcing quality ingredients along with a recipe from his new book – Dream Cheese. It's easy to make, super delicious and you have endless options for adding flavours. 

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My Secret Natural Weapon for Healthier Hair!

My Secret Natural Weapon for Healthier Hair!

I know you might think that you can't shampoo less or your hair will look like a grease trap, but it's honestly the best thing you can do to improve the health of your skin and scalp - and I've got you covered with my secret weapon! No grease, hair that's easier to style and it's super easy to make!

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New Season, New Ferments, New Friends!

New Season, New Ferments, New Friends!

With fermented pastes, foraged ferments and a recipe section that uses sauerkraut in chocolate cake (I kid you not!), 'Fermented Vegetables' by Kristen and Christopher Shockey is a new favourite. I was so excited by this book, I had to write to Kristen and Christopher to thank them and am thrilled that they've offered to share two of their recipes! One is a fermented Turmeric Paste which is incredible for reducing inflammation, supporting healthy digestion, boosting immune health and tastes incredible on roasted veggies. The second is fermented Rhubarb Relish - need I say more?

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From VOC to DIY – Natural Air Fresheners

From VOC to DIY – Natural Air Fresheners

Most Air Fresheners, whether it's a Febreze-like product you spray, a toxic little tree you hang in your car or something you plug into a socket, aren't actually making the air 'fresh', they're masking odours with a toxic mixture of chemicals. A single scented product can have hundreds of chemicals in it to create its 'signature scent'. Learn simple DIY ways to naturally freshen your air.

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How to Make Coconut Yogurt — 2 Simple Ways

How to Make Coconut Yogurt — 2 Simple Ways

One of the tastiest ferments I've been playing with over the last year is Coconut Yogurt. But why not just buy coconut yogurt from the store? Commercial coconut yogurts are expensive, often contain a lot of added sugars (So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Yogurt has 24 grams per cup, YOSO has 26 grams!!), and most brands contain icky thickeners and synthetic ingredients. Making your own coconut yogurt is easy, inexpensive, plus you can add your own fun flavours!

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Nature's Cough Medicine – Fire Tonic

Nature's Cough Medicine – Fire Tonic

Want to avoid colds and flus? Want something that's natural and really works to kick germ butt when you do get sick? Fire Tonics are traditional herbal preparations that have been used for centuries to treat and prevent colds and flus. This magical stuff powers up your immune system, kills germs, reduces inflammation, warms up the body and decongests. Think of it like Mother Nature's version of Buckley's cough syrup – it tastes awful and it works!

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