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Kombucha Basics for Beginners

I’ll admit it - kombucha was something that I never really had much interest in. Given that it’s quite a pricey beverage, it was never something that I was tempted to splurge on. I always thought of it as the drink of the hippies and health freaks and honestly, the thought of a SCOBY floating atop my drink just put me off entirely. Then came the day when I took a dive straight into the unknown and tasted it. The tart, vinegary deliciousness that covered my taste buds was almost ethereal and after finding out about all the probiotic benefits of this fizzy favorite, I was sold!  Although I enjoy the refreshing taste of kombucha, brewing it was something that...

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Herbal Tea From Your Garden

It was the simple satisfaction of harvesting a hot aromatic cup of tea from my garden that inspired this blog post.  I was reading up on how and why we use tea cozies and discovered all these hot infusions that I had not considered. Thyme, basil, and I had forgotten about drinking lavender tea.  Now, I'm the hunter-gatherer with the red teapot! Mint easy to grow indoors and out Fresh minty drink hot or cold. Aids digestion, calming and cleansing  3-4 leaves per cup Lavender grow indoors and out fragrant, relaxing, calming helps with insomnia, stress infuse 3-4 flowers only per cup for 5 minutes Thyme grows indoors and out subtle uplifting and warming tea good for colds as it...

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