Lacto-Fermented Wild Garlic… and a super green pesto recipe.

Wild garlic season has started here in the south of England and its wonderful. Allium Ursinum or ransoms/wood garlic/wild garlic, is a beautiful broad leafed plant that envelopes the woodland floor with luscious patches of green and leaves the air smelling of fresh but subtle garlic. We love it! Wild garlic is edible and often [...]

The Preppers Plant-Based Medicine Project. No 2: Styptic Powder.

A herbal powder to help staunch blood flow, from an injury We thought it would be an important part of a medicine kit to have a remedy to help staunch the flow of blood. This would be in the event of a nasty cut or wound and in a situation where there is no medical assistance! We have come up with a Styptic Powder made [...]

Lemongrass & Juniper Berry Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is one of our first and probably our most favourite ferment. If you have ever tried homemade 'kraut, you will know how superior it is to anything you can buy in the shops! For those of you who don't know, sauerkraut is a lacto-fermented condiment. It's name is German, meaning sour cabbage. Traditionally, sauerkraut [...]

Chaga Jun Kombucha

Chaga is an amazing mushroom that has been all over the internet at the moment - and for good reason... The chaga mushroom is commonly found on birch trees (and a few others) and has been used for centuries due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Tzar Vladmir Monamakh, a 12th Century Russian emperor, even claimed it [...]

Immune Boosting Ginger & Turmeric Root ‘Sweets’

We recently posted a photo on our Instagram page of our candied ginger & turmeric root 'sweets'. Lots of people asked us if we would share the recipe so here it is... They are an incredible immune boosting treat to have during the winter cold and flu onslaughts! We came up with the idea for [...]

Chickpea Tempeh Success!

I recently had a go at making tempeh, a cultured and fermented bean 'cake', traditionally made with soy-beans. Tempeh is cultured with a fungus called Rhizopus Oligosporus. It comes in a powdered form called 'Tempeh Starter' and is readily available on the internet - I got mine from eBay. Originating from Indonesia, Tempeh is a [...]