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 [...]

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 [...]

Double Extraction Chaga Tincture

We received a great amount on interest in our Chaga Jun recipe so thought we should post another going into more detail of how this brilliant fungus can be used medicinally. We will share a how to make a double extraction Chaga tincture as well as how to use it, why we should be utilising [...]

The Preppers Plant-Based Medicine Kit Project

We've all had that conversation haven’t we? Mostly in jest... “what’s our plan when the apocalypse happens?” Now, our family aren’t preppers by any means, but we do have a good set of outdoor survival skills, knowledge on foraging, what plants are poisonous and what are edible. We have always said that our first step [...]

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 [...]

Usnea Lichen Part Two.

Old Mans Beard Lichen. This is a follow on post about the Usnea medicinal lichen and our experiments to create a powerful medicine from it. After collecting a small bag of lichen from the woodland floor, we bought it home to clean and dry.One of the first things we noticed was a lot of little [...]

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 [...]