And how do you make your delicious Organic Turmeric Chai Latte I hear?…..

I totally understand that there are so many Turmeric Lattes out there in the market place, so why do people constantly tell us that ours is soooo delicious and yummy…I don’t know..lol

Is it my special blend..is it the beautiful organic spices, is the secret utensils I use or maybe that extra splash of LOVE we add to the final mix? I am not sure but I am always and humbled and really appreciate when people take time out of their day to  come up to us at the markets or any of the Expos we do and say what a delicious drink we have prepared.

I am truely chuffed when you do take the time out of your day to come and tell us about our little cup of goodness, it really makes getting up at the crack of dawn and getting out of bed on the weekends alot easier. Well not in the middle of the Canberra winter…who wants to do anything at – 8 on a Saturday morning, that morning will stay with me for ever. I stayed huddled over my hot urn of Organic Turmeric Chai latte until my fingers warmed….it helped a little.

Gift of Our Earth has two Organic Turmeric products. I created the first as a savoury drink and then as winter drew closer I created the Organic Chai Turmeric for a little added warmth in the colder months.

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I thought I would share with you today  how we make our super special Organic Turmeric Chai Latte.

If you have purchased a 70g packet there are approximately 20 serves per packet. I suggest using 1/2 to a 1 teaspoon of powder but the more the merrier, if you like the taste of turmeric?

Then on the stove add 1/2 cup of Organic Almond/Coconut blend and 1/2 a cup of Organic Rice milk.  Heat the milk up to the desired temperature and add a splash of organic maple syrup if you would like,this is only optional, the blend is naturally sweetie with the spices I have used.

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And then of course don’t you need something yummy to go with your amazing drink…something like a raw  mini blueberry cheesecake?

Im in heaven…how about you?

Let me know if you enjoy our delicious drink’s…… that are always served with an extra splash of LOVE.

Angela XX

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

Old Bus Depot Markets in Canberra

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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

What is milk kefir….

 

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Many of you many know that I float between  eating as a vegetarian and some days eating as a vegan and then some days raw and some days a combination of all three.

I have also been using many fermented foods in my diet for years but I was recently sent down the path of discovering that I have Leaky gut (and a few other issues from a life time of taking heavy pain killers and pharmaceuticals for my chronic back pain.)

I have had to clean up my diet even more to cut out sugar, gluten, dairy, caffeine and alcohol…..there a few that are so easy and one that is a little hard, I will let you guess which one is the hardest.!!

So this journey lead me down the path of discovering the health benefits of milk kefir…have you ever tried it?

To start with you must purchase some milk kefir grains or find a friend who uses the grains, you can purchase them from me if you wish, just leave a comment below. Kefir grains are a living culture, they are a combination of bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic colony and clumped together with casein and complex sugars. They look like little pieces of chopped up cauliflower.

To make the milk kefir you need some full fat organic milk and then you add your grains to the milk, leave your jar out of the refrigerator and cover with a cloth, leave for 12–48 hours depending on the temperature or the consistency you are after. If you strain the kefir off after 12 hours it should resemble runny yoghurt and slightly effervescent.

If you leave the kefir for a longer period of time you will see the kefir will separate into solids and whey, as this is now a fermented drink you can use both the whey and the solids in cooking, cheese making and many other amazing dishes.

After you have waited the desired amount of time you must strain off the milk and repeat the process. Use a plastic sieve and a wooden spoon and slowly and gently sieve the milk mixture off the grains,trying not to break up the grains too much. Find a clean glass jar and pour you milk in, put as much milk as you think you will drink over the next couple of days, I like to make my milk kefir every second day so I only make 1-2 cups of milk. You don’t need to rinse the grains before adding them to your next batch, if you decide you do want to give them a quick rinse don’t wash them in hot water or water with chlorine as it will kill them. If you are going away on holidays or you just want a break you can pop your grains in milk into the refrigerator and they will go to sleep ,they should last for a couple of weeks.

Now the fun begins, deciding what you are going to do with your probiotic drink….you can drink it as is, you can add it to a smoothie, you can pour if over a fresh fruit salad, make cheeses or drizzling it on the top of a soup with a handful of chives…..perfect.

Kefir is much more beneficial then mainstream yoghurt, kefir has 35 different strains of bacteria and yeasts, most yoghurt only provide prebiotics. Kefir is great for boosting your immune system and the fermenting process creates lactic acid which helps to heal and sooth our gut lining, it is also rich in many vitamins and minerals.

I hope you have fun experimenting with your kefir and playing with fermented foods.

Angela XX