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Making Apple Cider Vinegar

Making Apple Cider Vinegar

I was given a bag of apples the other day; completely organic but I’m an apple snob.  I love a crisp sharp Braeburn, but most red apples are just a bit too mealy.  I’m not a fan of apple sauce and I tried drying apples last year and what a waste of effort that was!  But we do use apple cider vinegar, mostly in salad dressings and as a post shower rinse, because the home-made shampoo we use is alkaline…

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Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

This is one of our retreat breakfast favourites and very quick and easy to make.  I usually make it the night before and bake it in the morning. Mix together in a large bowl: 2 cups of wholemeal flour 1 cup of oatmeal A chunk of butter, about 2cm off the pack. A chunk of coconut oil (about half the size of the butter chunk) One egg Two tablespoons of kefir (you could probably use natural yoghourt) Two level tablespoons…

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Rosehip syrup

Rosehip syrup

This week I made rosehip syrup.  Our hedgerows have masses of wild roses and at this time of year the hips are bright red.  Rosehips are an excellent, natural and local source of vitamin C through the winter, much of which is retained in the syrup if the hips are prepared immediately after picking. It’s been raining here for the past week, so I picked the hips in the rain and quickly stopped being too selective and just picked bunches…

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