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DIY yoga mat refreshers

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Talking about the bliss of practising yoga in the summer heat  there’s  often an annoying detail that disturbs the concentration: a bad smelling mat. Unfortunately microbes and bacteria find their perfect habitat in a moist and rolled-up yoga mat. And if it’s not for the lurking bacteria, after a time of intense use any yoga mat loses its clean and fresh smell. So today I decided to spray my mats and to share my mat refreshing mixtures with you. Refresher for a […]

no-knead bread

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Breakfast / Dinner / Lunch / Snacks
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I never thought no-knead bread would turn out to be such a winner. It’s crust is simply divine. No kneading is requested, no machines, no fancy ingredients, very little effort – just a hot oven and a good planning, because there’s one essential ingredient – TIME. no-knead bread 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water In a large bowl combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar. Add […]

garden rose syrup

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Jams + Preserves / Sweets
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My garden rose syrup is the start from every rose scented summer treat, from rose jam to rose petal ice cream. Early in the morning I go out in the garden and gather a basketful of newly opened rose blossoms. They are best picked after the dew has dried, but before the oil has driven off by the sun at ten or eleven. The petals must be strained out before adding sugar and reducing the rose […]

Donna Hay’s pear tart

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Cakes + Cookies
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This wonderful pear tart just breathes autumn. I freshly ground the almonds and the whole-wheat in my Vitamix. Instead of buttermilk I used almond milk. Happy sunny autumn!   Pear Tart  3/4 cup (115g) whole-wheat flour 1/3 cup (40) ground almonds 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup 880ml) maple syrup or light agave syrup 1 egg 3/4 cup (180ml) buttermilk 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 40g unsalted butter , […]

7 days juice detox: day 7

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Drinks
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Last day! I’m looking forward to using my teeth again. Tomorrow I’ll have a huge green salad with grilled goat cheese.. 08:00     cup of hot water with a slice of lemon 10:00     Sweet Beet Smoothie 13:00     Pear ‘n’ Parsnip 16:00     Sweet Beet Smoothie 19:00     Pear ‘n’ Parsnip before sleep: a cup fennel tea with a teaspoon Manuka honey The recipes: Sweet Beet Smoothie (yields 2 […]

7 days juice detox: day 5

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Drinks
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Overabundance of apples and grapes in our garden! So today’s menu contains a lot of non alcoholic Rosé and non alcoholic White Wine, because the grapes in full ripeness don’t allow much storage. 08:00     cup of hot water with a slice of lemon 10:00     Non Alcoholic Rosé 13:00     juice master’s detox special 16:00     Non Alcoholic White Wine 19:00     juice master’s detox special before sleep: mulled Non Alcoholic […]

7 days juice detox: day 4

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Drinks / Soups
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  08:00     cup of hot water and a Ginger Shot (aka Healthy Espresso) 10:00     Utterly Orange 13:00     Greyhound Soup 16:00     Dreamy Detox 19:00     Greyhound Soup before sleep: Kusmi Tea Detox Grapefruit (can’t get enough of it!) Purple potatoes make grey soup. It does’nt look too appetizing but gives you the unique opportunity to present your brightest china and flowers without the food stealing the show! […]

7 days juice detox: day 3

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08:00     cup of hot water with a slice of lemon 10:00     Totally Green 10:00 – 12:00 walk through forest and meadows 13:00      Pear, Parsley and Basil 16:00     Totally Green and a cup of Kusmi Tea Detox Grapefruit (delicious!!) 19:00     Pear, Parsley and Basil  (no soup today) before sleep: cup of warm almond milk with a teaspoon Manuka honey       The recipes: Totally Green […]