Yes we will be at the market this saturday!

 

 

  • Golden Marmalade Jelly

We have some amazing marmalade, Golden cumquat, Valencia orange ,Golden marmalade jelly ,also Apricot and vanilla bean jam. Our special this week is freshly picked Rocket, check out the recipe tag to see how we use it. We will have handmade soap, Naked olive whip and Hippy hemp creams , Fresh herbs and dried Bay leaves perfect for soups and curries.

It’s time to get those chickens!

  • Our next project, chook house and yes we have four girls, isa browns .

How amazing are chickens we picked them up put them in their new home and what did they do, you guessed it lay an egg and just carry on like normal. Got to love the girls!

Market Saturday 25th Lake Wendouree

  • Before picking today, lovely tree so many apples

This weekend we will be at the Lake Wendouree Market with the last of our apples,”Lady Williams”, we will also have Marmalade, Apricot and vanilla bean jam that we have made ,honey from our bees as well as our handmade soaps and creams. Hope you can find us there.

Activating Nuts

  • Packet of almonds
The reason nuts are soaked in salty water is because the salt acts to awaken enzymes that are then able to break down and neutralise enzyme inhibitors.  This is different to grains and legumes, which are soaked in an acidic medium (either vinegar, whey or lemon juice), as it is required to remove the high levels of phytic acid that naturally occur in these foods. As nuts do not have a lot of phytic acid, but instead high levels of enzyme inhibitors, a different soaking method is necessary.

Soaking the nuts and seeds deactivates the enzyme inhibitors that prevent them from sprouting, as well as removes any phytic acid present. Therefore, after soaking there may be evidence that your nuts/seeds have started sprouting. This is perfect, as all sprouted foods have become ‘alive’ again, and are able to be easily digested by our digestive systems, and their nutrients assimilated. Continue reading “Activating Nuts”

Market Day

We have picked some Lady Williams apples for this weeks smart living market, we also have fresh honey, damson jam, apple jellies, apple  apricot and vanilla jam, fruit leathers, fresh and dried herbs, as well as our handmade soap, shampoo and creams!IMGP1143

9am-1pm Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree,

See you there.  Saturday 28th May.

Inspiration

Some watercolours I produced as an in depth look at colour and its qualities.

  • Seeing beyond 1

Steiner: “The effects of colour are extremely important … Colours which appear transparent (as in coloured windows) are again different from the colour which is on a wall we cannot see through.