How To Make Your Own Home-Made Vanilla Extract Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials on herbs and natural health topics! Today’s post is a super-easy and fun way to make a vanilla extract. You will need – 8oz vodka 6 vanilla pods (organic is best of course) Put the pods in the vodka and leave in a closed, labeled bottle / jar for six weeks. That’s it! Notes – 1) Making this extract should of course be done by an adult or with adult supervision as there is alcohol involved. 2) Important – this is not “Vanilla Vodka”. 3) To make sure no-one else attempts to take a swig, please don’t use the original vodka bottle for your extract! 4) As this is a natural home-made herbal product, the final strength will not be “standardized” and so the amount needed may be different from that called for by recipes.
rkboard Inspirations: Happy 100th So, this is my hundredth blog post. Yay! I felt I should celebrate. This was the filling. Step One: grab 2.5 cups of raw, unsalted cashews and soak in water overnight (this will soften them and ensure they blend smoothly). The next morning... Crust: 1/2 cup pitted dates 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup (or just under) flaked coconut I used a 6-inch springform pan, so that my cake would look taller. Shove all your crust ingredients in a blender and pulse until they hit breadcrumb consistency. Then, press to the bottom of your pan, keeping it just on the bottom, not going up the sides. Filling: 2 1/2 cups cashews (soaked overnight) 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted to oil consistency by sitting jar in a warm bath) 1/2 cup agave nectar 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Shove all in a blender. Spoon the entire filling amount into the springform. There's no magic secret. Dang, it even looked like cheesecake. Oh my gosh, it was heaven.
How To Make Natural Ginger Ale How To Make Natural Ginger Ale It turns out that soda hasn’t always been the high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavor concoction in an aluminum can that we know today. For hundreds of years (and probably much longer) cultures around the world have made various forms of naturally fermented “sodas” from sweetened herbal teas or fruit juice mixes. This version uses a fermented ginger culture to create a naturally fizzy soda! Ingredients -A 1-2 inch piece of fresh ginger root, minced. For Full Recipe and Instructions Click Here: How To Make Natural Ginger Ale What else do you use ginger for? 1. “Ginger is a natural immune booster and is considered to be a “hot spice”-meaning that, when ingested, it quickly has a warming effect on the human body. 2. Ginger has also been found to relieve arthritis-related joint pain. 3. “Ginger has been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment for colds and flu around Asia. 4. Ovarian Cancer Treatment. -Strengthens Immunity. 5. DIYGingerrecipes
How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise and 30 Ways to Use it Mayo is one of those condiments in my house that we can never run out of. If we do it's an emergency. My boys and my husband love the stuff. My kids however.... they like mayonnaise sandwiches.... The mayo sandwich started about 4 years ago when my oldest was a picky toddler. As he got older he started to request them. Now that Owen and Chase are a bit older they do eat their Mayo sandwiches with turkey, ham and cheese. I never realized how easy it was to make mayonnaise at home. The thing that makes most people nervous about making it, is the fact that you use raw egg yolks. Cumin and Lime Mayonnaise Ingredients: 3 raw Safest Choice egg yolks 1 tbs vinegar (I used white wine) 1 pint of your favorite oil (I used vegetable) 3 tbs lime juice (fresh squeezed) 1 ts lime zest 1/2 tsp smoked cumin Salt to taste Directions: In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk egg yolks on high speed until whipped and combined. Turn mixer back to high and add about 1/4 of a cup of your oil one drop at a time.
Lavender Lemonade with Honey 1134StumbleUpon Lavender is beginning to bloom now in my garden, not only looking and smelling beautiful, but attracting bees and other pollinators to the rest of my plants. I harvest it for its beauty, and dry it for use as food and medicine. Growing Lavender Lavender is easy to grow in full sun and any well-drained soil, and is a relatively drought tolerant, perennial plant that adds interest to any garden with its grey leaves and tall, purple blooms. Like many plants grown for their essential oils, a lean soil will encourage a higher concentration of oils. While you can grow lavender in USDA Zone 5, it is unlikely you will ever have a lavender hedge. It is dampness more than cold, that is responsible for killing lavender plants. Lavender planted where the ground routinely freezes and thaws throughout the winter will need a thick layer of mulch applied after the ground initially freezes. Using Lavender Lavender Lemonade with Honey Ingredients Directions
What are The Top Alkaline-Forming Foods ? Your guide to eating alkaline – What are the top alkaline-forming foods? One of the keys to maintaining optimal health is discovering the correct way to eat food in order to maximize your alkaline potential, and in turn prevent chronic disease from developing in your body. But in order to do this, you have to first learn which foods are alkaline-forming, and which are acid-forming, as well as how to eat them in balance. The continuous onslaught of chemicals, additives, and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) throughout the common food supply, not to mention modern society’s heavy reliance on processed, nutrient-stripped foods, is no doubt taking a huge toll on human health. Most people also eat copious amounts of food that promote acidity, which in turn makes them more prone to disease. What most people fail to realize is that their bodies are constantly trying to achieve a state of equilibrium at a pH of about 7.365, which is slightly alkaline. Sources for this article include:
Grain Free Butternut (or Sweet Potato) Flatbread I know, that’s sounds like an extreme claim. But if you follow a restricted diet, then you know just how liberating it is to have a never-fail staple recipe in your culinary arsenal. This grain free flatbread, a healthy bread alternative, fits the bill when you crave something–for lack of a better term–bready. Even better, it requires only about 5 minutes of prep! If you are on a grain free diet, then you know how comforting it is to have something that can be used for sandwiches. That’s one reason why I’m so excited about this recipe! I’ve been enjoying these for breakfast, slathered with raw honey. The strange ingredient in this grain free flatbread is the gelatin. “I don’t have gelatin,” you may be thinking, “can I leave it out?” I know I will be asked about egg substitutes. If you don’t have the butternut squash, you could use mashed acorn squash or sweet potato to make this grain free flatbread. Grain Free Butternut (or Sweet Potato) Flatbread Ingredients Instructions
Kimchi Recipe If I had to name my favorite cuisine, it would be a toss-up between Vietnamese and Korean. Both offer charbroiled meats, pickled or marinated vegetables, and a lively and sometimes spicy array of seasonings. What’s not to like? Most unfamiliar ethnic foods become instantly accessible if you take a trip to a local shop to stock up on a few specific ingredients. Ok, and a nice hunk of pork shoulder as well. Every time I go to a specialty market, whether it’s Mexican, Japanese, or Chinese, I invariably lug back bottles of vinegars, odd herbs, specialty sugars and some sort of backside-burning chili pastes home with me. It was a little strange: unlike the usual voices I hear in my head, this one had a Korean accent. Then yet another voice chimed in and reminded me that I’d bookmarked a recipe that Aun at Chubby Hubby made: the most amazing-looking Vietnamese Pork Ribs in Caramel Sauce from Molly Steven’s book All About Braising. But I couldn’t find any. Zip. Related Posts and Recipes Jook
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Bowls The kitchen is a place where you can surprise even yourself, not only guests at your dinner party. What in the world is this about? Thinking out of the box for a change! It’s important to be creative when making meals and improving recipes. This article will point out that you can use and ordinary muffin pan to bake some Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Bowls. Yes, that’s no mistake in writing – bowls. • non-stick muffin pan; • dough; • chocolate chips; • ice cream; Maybe you’ve seen those mini-tarts at a baker’s window-shop and drooled a bit, before being struck by the thought you could do that at home.