My GAPS diet journey

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GAPS stands for Gut And Psychology Syndrome. This scientific sounding phrase basically stands for a philosophy that a myriad health problems stem from some kind of problem in the gut. Read the more on the doctor’s website here. The more I read and researched about healthy living and practiced eating traditionally prepared foods, the more … [Read more…]

Ginger Spice Kombucha


[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1] I have been reading and researching the amazing benefits of turmeric!! I was inspired. I especially was interested in the use of turmeric for headaches and joint pain. While I researched those uses, I uncovered more and more benefits of this ancient root spice. This spice is amazing! Read here for a overview of … [Read more…]

Fire Cider!

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Fire Cider! I will let my daughter-in-law say it… “Boxes from my husband’s family farm are the BEST! My mother-in-law is basically an herb/tincture/brew goddess & makes some of the absolute best home remedies. Just got this [FIRE CIDER] & can already tell it’s going to be our new go-to when feeling under the weather. … [Read more…]

Fall in a jar: Apple Chai Kombucha


Coming up next! Our fall flavor: Apple Chai. We live in God’s country- the Catoctin Mountians. We are surrounded by jaw dropping fall beauty and apple orchards. It is a fall ritual to visit the local orchard and select the juicy, crunchy apples they so lovingly harvest -tree ripe. Note: my angle on apples. I … [Read more…]

Spiced Peach Kombucha!


Late Summer is for peaches in the Catoctin Mountians. My favorite fruit. So, for my loyal Ktea fans, here is what I created for you! Spiced Peach Kombucha Come join me on the porch for a taste… And because I know ingredients are very important to you, here is how I make it: First ingredient: … [Read more…]

Strawberry Red Kombucha


We start with Rooibos and Hibiscus tea brewed with our Kombucha culture until slightly tangy and bubbly. Then we second ferment with fresh strawberry puree. The strawberries picked at peak sweetness meld into the tea for sweetness and a beautiful red color. Kids will LOVE this summertime flavor! Make popsicles or jello with this for … [Read more…]