Fresh Lemon Aid

The little-simple things in life we can make:

Made for the first time, freshly squeezed lemons with local honey [watered down slightly with water]. It’s the first time I have had fresh lemon aid before.

All of the other times I have had lemon aid, was from a frozen concentrated can form or – the carton-type.. The fresh, real-thing is so good! .. I can taste the lemon [no after-taste] and the balance with the local honey, is perfect. It has a lemon-bite to it – but, not in a bad way.

It only took me roughly ten minutes to make a large pitcher of it. We are certainly growing a few lemon trees in the future. One of our friends from New Zealand, mentioned adding ginger root next time. . I’ll certainly do this with the next batch.

The more golden color – than your classic ‘traditional’ lemon aid, is from the honey. White sugar is commonly used for your ‘classic Americana version’ of lemon aid. I aim for a slightly more healthier version.  



Being resourceful: Kombucha

Daniel answered a request for someone to come take some glass bottles off someone’s hands a few days ago. 🙂 It’s always important when working on establishing a future business, to save money and resources. Glass is not easy to come by in New Zealand for example (when we relocate in less than a year in a half from now) and I imagine, glass bottles like such would be more expensive to buy locally as well. So all-in-all we shall be taking these glass-bottle-beauties along with us! 😀

Also, we have found recently a new juice we prefer to incorporate into our Kombucha batches: The juice we love is a blend of passionfruit, mango, apple, pineapple and grape. 🙂

Daniel and I plan to use our own freshly squeezed fruits from off the Butterfly Forests Homestead farm to “mingle” inside of every Kombucha brew for sale at the CSA. 😀 We also strive to have all of our products one hundred percent certified organic in time. ❤

This afternoon (02/19/17′) Daniel came up with the idea of selling the glass bottles of Kombucha for $5.00 each. You can get a $2.00 discount the next time you come to pick up another yummy bottles worth, when you return the used bottle. 🙂 The price might change then what is mentioned here, since I am using this as an example of our reuse, recycle method. 🙂

How to Juice Fresh Wheatgrass

How to Juice Fresh Wheatgrass

What you shall need *Tools:

1.) Ziplock Bags.
2.) Sanitized Scissors.
3.) Medium sized glass bowl.
4.) A blender or food processor.
5.) Cheesecloth.
6.) A metal or plastic strainer.
7.) Apple Cider or orange juice [to make it more palatable for taste].
8.) Teaspoon or tablespoon.
9.) A large Funnel.

Step One:

Cut back the wheatgrass down to no more than one inch away from the root. Take it into small handfuls and place into ziplock bags. If you are intending to process it for drink now, place the cut bunches into the glass bowl to hold until next step.

Step Two:

Place a handful of Wheatgrass into the blender and a tablespoon or teaspoon of the prefered juice. In crushed Ice mode, blend the wheatgrass until it is at least a centimeter in length. For the food processor, add all of the Wheatgrass and three to four tablespoons of cider [the amount prefered varies from person to person, so after strained with cheesecloth; add a bit more cider or orange if you feel it needs it]. I eyeball how much apple cider to add.

Step Three:
After well blended, place the plastic or metal strainer into the medium-sized bowl. Make sure the strainer fits nicely into the bowl [not overhanging or smaller than bowl]. A medium sized strainer will do. Place the cheesecloth over the strainer. The cheesecloth should be hanging at least a few inches over the bowl. Pour the contents from the blender or food processor into the cheesecloth. Allow the liquid to drip through the strainer before rigging.

Step Four:
Simply gather the sides of the cheesecloth and squeeze slowly into the bowl. The foam if any will give the drink a lovely froth at the top of your glass. When all of the juice has left the cheesecloth; discard the Wheatgrass pulp into a compost container [or trash].
-With a large funnel, pour the juice from the bowl into a glass.
Enjoy! 🙂

DIY Juicing Wheatgrass

My wheatgrass has now grown to it’s peak of perfection. In order to remain obtaining new shoots, I need to harvest. This afternoon, I shall be taking a few photos with a simple Step-By-step instructions of a DIY juicing, without the need to purchase a juicer. The same results of a juicer and just as easy. 🙂