Mexican Thai Coleslaw Updated

Why is there a photo of kiwis on my Mexican Thai Coleslaw recipe post, you ask? Insert my sneaky grin here … I had some kiwis and cabbage in my fridge –

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Travelling? You Can Take Your Cultured Veggies With You!

  Yes, I take my culture starter with me when I travel … because it seems to me that that’s the time when I need my gut to be the strongest and most impermeable it can be. It’s easy to make small batches as soon as you land somewhere. Any glass jar with a lid, stuffed...

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Getting Cultured Matters – A Lot!

And no, this is not about the opera… Cultured (or fermented) in this case refers to everyday vegetables & vegetable mixtures that are bursting at the seams with probiotics, those little critters that balance and boost our gut environment. They get this way through a...

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Scrumptious Spiced Pear Cake

I’ve just discovered the BEST dessert! It’s adapted from a recipe sent to me by a friend. It was the image that caught me. The look of the whole pears sticking up out of the cake was just so fun. I had to figure out how to make it gluten and...

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Sunshine Coast Art Crawl

It's a wild and woolly day here in Sechelt. All my garden plants are shedding their leaves and settling in for - dare I say it - winter. Eeek! But before the last flower drops, there's time for one last hurrah. The Sunshine Coast Art Crawl happens this weekend, and no...

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Happy Harvest Tomatoes

I love harvesting from my little backyard garden. I love even more the aroma of roasted tomatoes wafting through the house … The recipe – it’s a simple one – is below, and works all year round. It seems to me though, that there’s a little extra sense of deliciousness...

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Time to Use That Culture!

The weather has shifted  and fall is definitely settling in here on the Sunshine Coast. Which is wonderful and lovely and all that good stuff - or not. This is also the time that opportune cold or flu bugs seem to come alive and search out the unprepared. If YOU want...

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2017 Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen

I see lots of news bites these days about the cost of – well – everything. For me, what I notice most is the cost of food. I’ve always been picky about the quality of the foods I buy and I’ve never been a fan of sticking to a food budget. For many years I have bought...

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There’s Something About Getting Cultured

The last few weeks have been tougher for me, emotionally. Nothing bad has happened to me or my family, but I think that nutzoid mess that is the world at large has been seeping into my energy fields. One of the ways I’ve been “managing” that was by eating everything...

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