Kombucha for Beginners

Kombucha is a drink, where bacteria and yeast from the mushroom or scoby (symbiotic Culture of bacetria and yeast) work together with tea, sugar and water and ferments into the final health promoting kombucha drink.
It’s full of probiotic microorganisms, active enzymes, beneficial bacteria, C and B vitamins.
According to researchers it can have a positive effect on stomach ulcers and liver/kidney function.
The drink originally comes from China, but it’s also consumed in eastern europe and Russia, and is used for treatment of a whole host of disorders.

I love it that I can grow my own probiotics at home, It’s really empowering, easy and cheap, and it tastes so good as well!

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Kombucha for Beginners
Ingredients:

– Scoby medium size (mine was from here)

– 4 teabags

– 1 litre filtered water

– 90-100 grams sugar about 1/2 cup

– 1 tablespoon raw vinegar

Simple Steps:
Wash your glass container in the dishwasher on a high temperature or put it in the oven 150 C for 20 min to sterilize it.

Boil your filtered water and add tea and sugar, seep for around 20 min, remove tea bags and let it cool.

When luke warm add the scoby and vinegar.

Cover the container with a cheesecloth, muslim or thin kitchen towel. Place in warm dark place like an airing cupboard.

Leave it for 5 days, then with a wooden or plastic spoon taste it every fem days until it has the strength you like.

When it’s ready take the culture out together with some of the kombucha and start the next batch.

It’s now ready to drink!

(look out for my post about 2nd fermentation where you add flavourings! Coming soon)

♥L

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 A spiralizer is fun and a great way to get more raw vegetables into your diet.
It’s my favourite kitchen gadget at the moment, it’s extremely satisfying churning out the veg spaghetti and the kids love it.

XXX Lisa

Get Rid of Verrucas Forever

Thuja
From glossy mags to, err warts!
A couple of months into my then 5 year old’s first year in school het got verrucas, a lot of verrucas.
Warts and head lice  2 lovely things you have to deal with when the kids start school. I guess that’s the trade off for getting a bit more time for yourself.
The class had started swimming lessons, that’s probably where he picked it up, they love warm moist places, the warts not the boys.
Foot warts are not just unsightly they can be really painful aswell.
Verrucas or verruca plantaris is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and when they strike its with full force, it’s extremely difficult to get rid of and they almost always re-appear.
My sons homeopath suggested Thuja, the to go to remedy for verrucas. One pill 30C once a day.
I decided  to combat from 2 fronts with a Thuja 30C pill taken orally, and also with a Thuja tincture straight onto the warts.
It took a long time, 2-3 months, but we kept at it and all of them eventually disappeared and they never came back!!
This is now 3 years ago, my 8-year-old goes swimming twice a week and does Martial Arts twice a-week – barefoot and not a single verruca has re-appeared!
I heart homeopathy!
You can find homeopathy pills in all sorts of different shops, but I always make sure mine are from a good quality homoeopathic pharmacy.
My favorite is Ainsworth but there’s also  Helios or Nelsons.

♥L