Honey Ginger Lemonade – Fresh Ginger Tea, Lemon Juice and a Taste of Honey

Honey Ginger Lemonade – Fresh Ginger Tea, Lemon Juice and a Taste of Honey Honey Ginger Lemonade – Wonderfully Refreshing For Memorial Day and the Summer Days Ahead

Ah yes, living in the mountains of Montana. Just a week ago we had almost two inches of heavy, wet snow falling all day. It flattened our tulips, weighed down the branches of the blossom-heavy trees, bent over the peony stems, and collapsed half of the hoops covering our garden. Then today it was Continue reading

Agua de Jamaica – Mexico’s Refreshing Hibiscus Tea

Agua de Jamaica – Mexico’s Refreshing Hibiscus TeaAgua de Jamaica – Magenta Hued, Tart, Tangy, Healthy

It’s a perfect spring day for sitting on the patio. A growing-greener-every-day choke cherry tree provides the shade. Blooming tulips and daffodils make up the view. And a glass of México’s popular cold hibiscus tea, Agua de Jamaica, quenches my thirst. Continue reading

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week One

Green Smoothies for Breakfast – Week OneGreen Smoothies – Going for Greens

It’s been green smoothies for breakfast for us for a week now. We were inspired by the passion of our dear friends Olivia and Christopher. They’ve been drinking green smoothies daily for about two months and loving how great they feel. We left their home excited to give green smoothies a try. Continue reading

Fresh Mint Tea – Herbal Infusion – Tisane

Fresh Mint Tea - Herbal Infusion - TisaneFresh Mint Tea – Easy Once You Know How

A white teapot filled with sprigs of fresh mint steeping in hot water. That’s all there was to the pot of fresh mint tea served after dinner at the original West Hollywood Spago. Fresh, vibrant and perfuming the air with its invigorating fragrance. You’d think it would be oh so easy to duplicate. You’d think. Continue reading

Agua Fresca – Simply Refreshing

Agua Fresca - Simply Refreshing Agua Fresca with Honeydew, Cucumber & Mint

Blended fruit, water and a little lemon or lime juice makes a most flavorful and refreshing beverage for the warm days of spring and summer. Most any fruit can be used to make Mexico’s delicious aguas frescas: mango, papaya, pineapple, watermelon or even pink grapefruit. Continue reading

Kanji — Cultured Beet & Carrot Supertonic

Kanji — Cultured Beet & Carrot SupertonicKanji Tones the Blood, Cleanses the Liver & Aids Digestion

Abundant with probiotics from the fermentation process, kanji makes an excellent daily restorative. Drink about half a cup first thing each morning to awaken your body, mind and spirit to another glorious day. Continue reading

Fermentation Workshop this Saturday, March 30th — Register Today

Fermentation Workshop this Saturday, March 30th — Register Today! Fermentation Workshop Received Rave Reviews

“What a delightful, informative time spent learning about fermentation. The White Kimchi with Black Fried Rice and Poached Egg was delicious…the fig jam (so creamy, yummy), Giardiniera, crispy nuts, on and on, all the delicious fermented Continue reading