Hummus with juniper(Juniperus communis) has always been in association with the darkest times of the year – winter solstice. One of the reasons is that now there istn´t any other berries available and there is plenty of time to pick the tiny berries hidden inbetween spiky needles. The berries can be picked whole year round but in summertime there are so many others to pick anyway so it might be difficult to find time for juniper. … More Juniper hummus
Ancient grains spelt, einkorn and emmer have more nutrients in it and are supposedly easier to digest than modern “over bred modern grains. Common wheat varieties are bred to have large grains and they need more fertilizers for growing. Due to that those varieties are genetically less diverse and prone to plant diseases. Ancient varieties … More Easy vegan spelt-bread (sugar free)
It can be annoying if oversized shampoo bottle is taken away or while hiking it decides to leak in the bag. I used to carry tiny 100 ml bottles with me but as it only lasts for a short time I switched to shampoo bars. That can be used for washing hair, body and clothes too if neccesary. It is not easy to find a suitable one though. All of them listed down here are vegan and cruelty free. … More Perfect shampoo for travelling?
Buckwheat is one of the staple foods of Estonia and other Eastern countries. I used to hate it when I was a kid as it was often cooked as porridge in huge amounts at once and therefore needed to be eaten for all courses of the day. Now I can´t imagine my life without those glutem free tiny nutritious nuts as they are botanically called. If I get cravings for buckwheat in other countries I go to health food stores or Russian and Polish supermarkets. … More Gluten free buckwheat with smoked tofu
A bread drink called kali is an Estonian version of slavic fermented beverage kvass with sweet-sour flavor and natural bubbles. I remember stories of real kali street vendors that used to drive around towns to sell that soft drink in a same way as ice-cream trucks nowadays. Unfortunately the kali sold in supermarket´s these days has … More Kali – a fermented bread limonade
Almost all the berries and fruit we consume are suitable for making body care products. When I choose organic-vegan cosmetics at the store I tend to prefer the ones with delicious appetizing aroma.
March is the month of spring and time for sowing seeds, at least indoors or in a greenhouse here in northern hemisphere. I don´t have one yet and therefore I decided to create a mini version out of old cd-cases. … More DIY mini greenhouse