Homemade immunity booster

We all know that vitamin C is the best immunity booster. At this time of year, when the weather is cold and dump, our immunity is getting a bit low. So I decided to make an immunity booster.

I used equal quantities of Lingonberries and Seaberries, added just a little bit of water and bring them to a boil until they got soft.

Then I sieved them to obtain a fine liquid

I got about 350 ml of liquid

Then I added 150 ml of honey

I put it in a bottle in the fridge and use it every day by making a large glass of drink.

I put a couple of tablespoons of this concentrated juice in a large glass and then fill it with water.

Super delicious and healthy 🙂 packed full with vitamin C and other vitamins – just perfect to boost the immunity!

Apple peels tea

Don’t throw away your apple peels, they make a nice tea 🙂

Just put the peels in some boiling water, add some spices of your choice, I used: cinnamon, cloves and mint powder and let simmer for few minutes until peels are soften and the spices have released their flavour and you’re done.

Sieve the liquid and add some honey for a sweet taste and some lemon juice, or just enjoy it as it is.

Nice, warm and full of vitamins drink suitable for these autumn days 🙂

Enjoy!

Bread Machine Sourdough Bread

I know I’ve been lazy lately writing on the blog but I got preoccupied with knitting, reading and many other DIY projects. But today I have to tell you about my very first bread machine sourdough bread.

I have a sourdough starter that I keep in the fridge and feed and use it once in a while. I played around several times to bake different things so now I thought is the right time to try and bake a sourdough bread in my bread machine.

So I took out my starter and start feeding it every 12 hours for 3 days (it has not been used for a longer period of time and needed to be strong enough to make a decent bread)

When I got the right quantity of starter, I took about 2 cups from it – my starter has the consistency of a soft dough, the one that you can mix with a spoon – added a teaspoon of salt, a tablespoon of sugar and some olive oil, than put about 2 cups of flour and some water just to get a dough that is not too hard, I never measure the things exactingly, but the dough should be a bit softer than the usual bread dough.

After a light mix I put the dough in the bread machine and program it on the white bread setting (about 3.5 hours – with 3 rising cycles)

In the end I got a perfect bread, just like the one made with yeast but a bit more delicious 🙂

Next time I will play more, adding different type of flours, nuts, seeds… 🙂

Happy bread baking!