Homemade Almond milk: so much yummier than expected

​”For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” – Pythagoras Since I was young I have abhorred the thought of any animal suffering and although I was born into a family of avid meat eaters, by…

DIY Hydroponics: Saving water and growing food.

“Only by adopting a mentality that focuses on maximizing conservation and ethical food production techniques, can we establish a future of production that works. We need to intensify production. But it needs to be intensifying in the right way, not just relying on finite resources, because in the long run it won’t work. It’s a false…

Theewaterskloof dam: the drought that caused a desert 

“The health of our waters is the principle measure of how we live on the land.” – Luna Leopold As a horticulturalist, naturalist and a first generation South African I value access to fresh water above most other things. Water is the life blood of this planet, it is not only one of the principal…

Sticky lemon and seed muffin recipe. 

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas Edison Muffins are truly one of my favourite foods and with my inability to eat large meals in a single sitting they…

Chamomile: My favourite DIY anti-anxiety medicine

​”Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.”– T. A. Edison Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile…

Delicious rye, seed, nut and spice muffin recipe

“Remember, too, that at a time when people are very concerned with their health and its relationship to what they eat, we have handed over the responsibility for our nourishment to faceless corporations.” – Lynne Rossetto Kasper Some time last week I had a real craving for a savory, healthy muffin and as I didn’t feel…

Seed crackers – vegan and gluten-free 

“No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.”– Maimonides In my endless journey to find good food that gives me energy and is easy to make I rarely come across something this tasty, wholesome and quick to prepare. These delectable crackers have only one major ingredient – seeds. Seeds have…

Seeds and their health benefits

“Seeds have the power to preserve species, to enhance cultural as well as genetic diversity, to counter economic monopoly and to check the advance of conformity on all its many fronts.”– Michael Pollan Seeds are a great addition to any eating regime as they are packed with a multitude of vitamins and minerals in much…

Rose hip tea – how to dry your fruits and turn them into tea. 

“A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine.”  – Henry David Thoreau Rose hip tea is made from the dehydrated fruits of the common, ornamental floribunda rose and indeed many other members of the Rosa genus.  Properties of rose hips Rose hips are extremely high in vitamin…