Kombucha Pickled Onions

Pickled onions have been a favourite around here, so we’ve been adding them to our summer meals to spice them up with some sweet and sour heat. We spent yesterday afternoon making a big batch to keep up with demand. Only instead of using apple cider vinegar for the brine, I made use of the…

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Rose Petal & Honey Salt Scrub with Grapefruit

1 cup fine unrefined salt 1 tablespoon raw honey 1/2 cup fresh rose petals 1/4 cup oil of your choice (I used coconut oil for this recipe) 10 to 15 drops essential oil -optional- (I used grapefruit) Place the salt in a medium size bowl. With a mortar and pestle, grind the rose petals into…

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Experiments with Natural Dye

Even though there’s a lot of information on natural dying available, I want to share the simple process I used to dye my white dress to a rosy pink using avocado pits and skins. Avocado leftovers can create beautiful pinks and light browns and are rich with tannins that help to set the colour. Those…

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The Anaerobic Digester

Composting kitchen and garden waste is a big part of keeping a garden fertile and productive. It’s also an easy way to reduce household waste. The challenge with composting is that it doesn’t use all types of organic kitchen waste and takes some extra time and care to work well. Keeping a well run composter…

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