Guess who is going to Handmade this coming weekend…..

 

You guess it …Gift Of Our Earth is going to be at Handmade this coming weekend. She says with a little squeal of excitement.!

In case you don’t know where to go, it is at Epic Exhibition Park in Canberra, ACT. It is a two day event, June 10 and 11 from 10 am – 4pm, parking and entry is free. Each year there are four events held but this is the first time that Gift of Our Earth is going, which is why I am a little bit excited. It is an indoor event created to showcase and support Australian designers and creators of beautful things.

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Gift of Our Earth will have all things fermented and probiotic…Kombucha Starter Kits, Jun Tea Starter Kits and Milk Kefir Kits available…each box will have all of the goodies you will need to create fabulous probiotics drinks.

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We have been busy making delicous sauerkrauts and KimChi…now available in 250 grms and as my customers have asked for a new size of 500 grms!!!

And last but not least a fabulous new product to be launched on the weekend…Organic Chai Latte mix. This is a blend of Turmeric, cinnamon, clove, ginger, black pepper, star aniseed and cardamom..just to name a few of my favourite spices. These we will available in 70 grm packets, which will make approximately 18 serves or a two pack where you can purchase the Organic Turmeric Latte and the new Organic Chai Turmeric mix together in one pack.If you don’t know where to go or haven’t been to the Canberra handmade market before here is the link to their beautiful website      http://http://handmadecanberra.com.au/

One more sleep to go before the fun starts….oh and did i mention that we have also been invited to a special VIP event tomorrow night, I am sooooo excited. I will try to take lots of photographs of the weekend.

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Please come and say HELLO as I love meeting all of our friends and new customers.

Angela XX

Turmeric latte..delicous or not

On one of my latest trips to Queensland, whilst being out and about I was delighted to see the amount of Turmeric Lattes now available at Cafes dotted around Broadbeach. Have you tried one?

Made properly it is such a delicous, nutritious and healthy drink…..a fabulous alternative to drinking coffee. Now, Im not saying to give up your morning coffee, even though I rarely drink coffee, it was suggested to me that it is not good for my leaky gut or my adrenal fatigue. Im always on the look out for other alternative hot drinks you can have when you are out and about or being social with friends.

Some of my favourite drinks would have to be dandelion tea, have you tried it? It is quiet bitter but fabulous for the liver and such a great substitute for coffee. If you are using the tea bags it is so strong that I usually get two cups out of the one bag!

Topped with some freshly made almond milk or a blend of coconut and almond, it is just heaven.

Back to the turmeric…I have created a fabulous blend, all organic, to the best of my knowledge. Including turmeric, ginger, cardamom, caynne pepper, cinnamon and of course the all important black pepper.

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Turmeric powder has so many amazing properties it contains antioxidants and is anti- inflammatory compounds which are perfect for your body.The reason we add freshly ground black pepper is so that it can help enhance the absorption of the curcumin into the body, curcumin is the naturally occurring compound in the turmericIMG_20170520_181606_139 that helps ease symptoms of inflamation. Turmeric is also well know to treat emotional issues such as depression and anxiety, it appears to elevate neurotransmitters such as serotonin and may also lower the stress hormone cortisol.

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If IMG_20170320_192802_788you need to add a little bit of sweetness you can always add, stevia,maple syrup, honey. I find that if the Turmeric blend is balanced right with the amount of turmeric,pepper and cinnamon, then you may not need to add a sweetener. Also another trick is to add the richness of coconut cream to the almond milk  or you can actually purchase from one of the super markets a blend of the two already made up. One of the main reasons for adding the coconut milk to the latte is for the fat in the coconut milk.  It helps your body absorb the turmeric and the other benefit is the natural sweetness and pure deliciousness  of the coconut milk, it is a wonderful balance.

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We are now offering these little packs of goodness for you to buy. They are available at the markets in and around Canberra, ACT. We are at the Epic Farmers markets 7.30-11.30 on a Saturday morning and Southside Farmers markets in Woden, ACT on Sunday mornings 7.30-11.30. We also pop up at other markets in and around Canberra depending on what is happening.

You can find out which markets or events will be each month by following me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/giftofourearth/?ref=bookmarks

Enjoying your fabulous Turmeric Latte and look forward to chatting to you soon.

Angela xx

Old Bus Depot Markets in Canberra

old bus depot markets in Canberra

 

It is with great delight that I can  now share with you that Gift of Our Earth is now up and trading at the Old Bus Depot markets in Canberra. The markets are on every weekend trading hours are 10 –4pm on Sundays.

The link for their website is here http://obdm.com.au/

you can follow them on Facebook and see what markets they are running, they have a lot of differnt styles of events including fashion, International days, Collectable Sundays, Retro and of course beautiful food events.

 

old bus depot markets in Canberra

old bus depot markets in Canberra

old bus depot markets in Canberra

Gift of Our Earth are here to answer all of your gut health issues and help you support your digestive issues with our products.  If you are not sure which flavour you prefer then I will always offer you a nice cold and refreshing sample first. Each markets is diferent and i will be adding different flavours depending on what fruits are in season. This week we had plain Kombucha ( always a favourite), raspberry water kefir and I had fun experimenting with organic strawberries and peaches….yummmmooooo.

Thank you Canberra for all of your support, it has just been amazing. Look forward to meeting and chatting with everyone next weekend.

 

Angela XX

Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta with Toffee

I recently travelled to the beautiful tropical island of Fiji,  in the South Pacific. I was travelling to Fiji to follow my business mentor Pat Mesiti,  for a 4 day business conference. After the conference we decided  to stay for an extra week, and consolidate what will learnt …………..who goes to Fiji for 4 days and then goes home?

We were staying luxurious  Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau Island. We were able to take our time and sample the food at their amazing restaurant’s, we had breakfast in the Lagoon restaurant, which has a lovely outdoor area where you can get up close and personal to the little tiny frogs and lilies.

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After finishing our course we were able to explore the island and find the local markets and try local food, the type not designed for tourists’….I love being able to find local cuisine and flavours in little back streets. Un fortunately due to the recent hurricane more of the bananas and papayas had been wiped out, so a feast of pineapples and coconuts were on the menu, with about 8 tiny papayas  found and slowly consumed….just heaven.

We have recently returned home to the South Coast were we have endured horrific flooding and freezing tempturaturess…well after sitting on a tropical island for a couple of weeks anything is freezing. All I could think of was coconut, fresh sweet delicous, nourishing coconuts. Now I don’t have access to a coconut tree so the next best thing is an organic tin of coconut cream…and this is what I dreamt up…

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Ingredients

1 can organic coconut cream ( I used Ayam  coconut cream, 270 mls)

1 1/2 teaspoon agar agar

1-2 teaspoons of organic coconut syrup or nectar

2 drops organic lime essential oil

Fresh fruits of your desire

Method

Place 1/3 of a cup of the coconut cream into a small bowl and add the agar agar and stir , leave it for 5-10 minutes. Bring to a gentle boils the remainder of the coconut cream and then add the agar agar mixture and stir until it all has melted and is not grainy. Add the sweetener and stir for a minute. I then added two drops of organic lime essential oil.

Pour the cream into small moulds and let it set in the fridge ,it doesn’t take long, maybe one hour. Then garnish with fresh fruits,coconut chips, lychees,citrus fruits or you could then do what I decided to do…

I actually then did a second can of coconut cream as I was excited to make a vegan toffee.

 

Vegan Toffee

3=4 tablespoons of coconut sugar

a small amount of filtered water

Method

Place the sugar in a small saucepan and heat gently ,then add your water and boil. This is a matter of watching and not letting it burn, most people have made normal toffee with white sugar so its the same technique. After an few minutes you can pour the toffee onto baking paper to let it set and then crush it and sprinkle over the Panna Cotta or you can be impatient like me and have a semi set toffee which was thick and sticky and be happy.

Hope you enjoy the vegan version of a fabulous traditional dessert.

Enjoy

Angela xx