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Monday, November 1, 2010

Kombucha the Sea of Love!!!

Kombu (Sea) Cha (Life)!

In recent times many have experienced frustrating moments in search of the mama Love!
Anyone looking for the familiar GT's or High Country in the stores, may have found only a peculiar Dairy brand version sold, another version in a plastic bottle or nothing. Fortunately, Honest T has come to the rescue!

The quality has stepped up a notch! Superb flavor combination's to boot!

However that fantastic experience comes with a new heftier price tag.

So, anyone with 20 minutes to labor with Love can brew a gallon or more at a time. Not long ago, kombuccha was bit of a secret and internet prices claimed as much as $20 or more for a couple little pieces of dried "scobee" (the starter)

Now that kombucha is so widely available you can have a starter for a less than $10 and taste the craft before deciding to brew arm loads of it. Kombucha is a labor of Love and it exponentially increases it's flow as you make more. Each batch will yield your gallon plus the capacity to create hundreds more batches. So... there is plenty to share with friends and family.

Here is the basic recipe:

2 Gallon stainless steel pot
1 gallon glass jar- wider mouth is better
old t-shit
produce Rubber bands


Boil for 5 minutes-
1 1/4 gallon clean water
1/2 Cup sugar - beet sugar seems to work best (if it does not say cane sugar it is beet sugar no need to pay for organic expensive sugars here. The organisms will consume any toxic elements that may be present before the brewing is done.

Steep 10-20 minutes
10 tea bags - at least 6 black tea and your choice of additional flavored teas

allow to cool to room temperature 4-6 hours or more

pour into jar and add the Kombucha Mama

Cover jar with a piece of T-shirt and fasten with rubber bands

Kombucha is a Living Loving organism. She Loves air and sunshine. She will grow well in a loving environment filled with laughter and joyful music. Great places to watch her grow include a windowsill, counter or a table top.

If you need a scobee call 916.572.6010 we will get you one if there are none to be found. We also have Jun which is very similar to Kombucha just slightly different strains of organisms and they like honey as Kombucha does not propagate with raw honey.

*** Holiday Gift Idea ****

2 oz baby food jar or similar with the recipe, a scobee and and Tea bags to with it. Next step up would be to include a 1 gallon wide mouthed jar to go with it!

Please feel free to share your Kombucha sharing experiences with pictures and stories of how you feel after starting your Sea of Life!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Collaboration, Life & Love! - DRAFT-1

Welcome our newest SCC member, Sugar Plum Vegan Bakery & Cafe!
Current Synergy items available are: Assorted Raw Chocolate Love Butter Cups Cashew & Almond both Agave & Xylitol varieties, Cashew Cheesecake - Seasonal Flavors; Strawberry, Mulberry, Cacao, Coconut Cream, Orange & more to come!

Feel FR*E*E to check out the Sugar Plum website HERE!

Hurray! Brooke & The Green Boheme team celebrated their "Grand Opening!" today! I look forward to hearing about how it went. You can check out the current menu and information HERE!

While at The Green Boheme be sure to take enjoy The Cultured Kitchen's delightful soups & delicious Kombu cha! Beca has a wonderful passion for helping people to find the foods that will help them on their healing journey. Check out the Cultured Kitchen Here! & HERE!

Since leaving the helm of TAO Food! (NOW The Green Boheme) I have returned my focus to passions of my heart. I am passionate about making a difference by being the difference.

Here is a brief outline of the projects which SCC is currently functioning in.

1. Raw Chocolate Love - Hand crafted Artisan Raw Vegan Chocolates

2. "Local Love" Deli & Juice bar See the CEC website for a general outline of the concept model we are building and the draft grant proposal below.

3. SCC Buyer's Club Featuring Ultimate Superfoods & other wholesalers of integrity based Foods! 20-60% off retail prices. Keep an eye on this blog for upcoming details or send and e-mail to to request being added to the buyer's club e-mail list .

Here is the first rough draft from our grant writer as we embark on this adventure to heal thy way into the world!

Grant Proposal Outline
I. Executive Summary
The rise of childhood obesity has caused an increase in health problems that vary from psychosocial risks, such as low self-esteem, to type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes in childhood can lead to cardiovascular disease and kidney failure when a child grows into an adult and ultimately end in a shorter life. With childhood obesity on the rise it becomes necessary for action to be taken. Longevity Nutrition works to eradicate childhood obesity, diabetes and other illnesses linked to poor nutrition. In fall, 2008 Longevity Nutrition started providing demonstration classes and healthy snacks to more than 300 Sacramento area school children. Longevity Nutrition, in collaboration with Organic Sacramento & California School Garden Network, Healthy Eating Active Living collaborative, Health Education Counsel hope to install healthy meal programs in Sacramento and, eventually, across the nation. These meals will increase the quality of children’s health exponentially and ultimately lead to a longer, happier life for each child.

II. Statement of need
Results from the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), using measured heights and weights, indicate that an estimated 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese. Among pre-school age children 2-5 years of age, obesity increased from 5 to 10.4% between 1976-1980 and 2007-2008 and from 6.5 to 19.6% among 6-11 year olds. Among adolescents aged 12-19, obesity increased from 5 to 18.1% during the same period.
Figure 1 depicts the rise of overweight children among the ages of 6-19 in the United States from 1963-2002 (Source: Center for Disease Control).
If this trend is allowed to continue the consequences will be devastating. Already, in a population-based sample of 5 to 17 year-olds, 70% of obese children had at least one cardiovascular disease risk factor while 39% of obese children had two or more CVD risk factors. Along with dangerous physical risks, obese children are social targets for bullying and discrimination. This negative experience can lead to low self-esteem, which hinders academic achievement, deters positive socialization and may persist into adulthood.

III. Project Description
Longevity Nutrition, in collaboration with Organic Sacramento, will create healthy meal programs in Sacramento and, eventually, across the nation. Longevity Nutrition will also provide healthy food demonstrations that show children how to prepare healthy snacks. Providing children with healthier food and teaching them how to make the snacks for themselves will work to lessen obesity and improve the physical and psychological well-being of children.
a. How will this be done exactly?
b. How will the project be evaluated?

IV. Budget
A. What is each step of the project?
-What is the estimated cost of each step?

V. Organizational Information
Formed by Synergy Chef, Richard Hemsley, Longevity Nutrition is a collaborative of living foods chefs that use their talent to create a better, healthier world through food. Longevity Nutrition and Synergy Chef Collaborative both work together with Organic Sacramento Et al to better the Sacramento community.
a. Any detailed history of past projects?

VI. Conclusion
Using the talents of living foods chefs, Longevity Nutrition will be able benefit the children of Sacramento with its meals and work towards considerably decreasing the obesity rate among children and adolescents.

Time is of the essence as always, must fly for now will continue this post tonight!

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