Monday, May 13, 2013

Make Your Own Kombucha Tea

Make Your Own Kombucha Tea

It's EASY to make your own Kombucha Tea! I have been making it for almost a year now! Lots of people have asked to buy it from me, but I'd rather show you how to make it.

What it is


Have you heard of Kombucha, the beverage the ancient Chinese called the “Immortal Health Elixir?” It’s been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases. Made from sweetened tea that’s been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (a SCOBY, a.k.a. “mother” because of its ability to reproduce, or “mushroom” because of its appearance), Kombucha didn’t gain prominence in the West until recently.

In the first half of the 20th century, extensive scientific research was done on Kombucha’s health benefits in Russia and Germany, mostly because of a push to find a cure for rising cancer rates. Russian scientists discovered that entire regions of their vast country were seemingly immune to cancer and hypothesized that the kombucha, called “tea kvass” there, was the cause. So, they began a series of experiments which not only verified the hypothesis, but began to pinpoint exactly what it is within kombucha which was so beneficial. (More on website

My Recipe

You can download my recipe here.  Please feel free to ask any questions.

For more information on Kombucha, here are a few websites:

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Crochet Hats Galore!

First of all, I want to apologize for being away so long! But as you know, life happens! And it's been amazing. I love doing the jewelry, but one day I just started crocheting, mostly hats for me for when I have those "bad hair days." I really need to get a model, but since I'm it, that's what you get lol!

Then it all began. I made some crocheted owl hats for my grandkids. As I was showing them on FB and Instagram, people started asking me to make them for me; how much did I charge, etc. So word of mouth spread and I started making all kinds of hats.

Anyway, you can see that I've been busy. I love my new "job." I stay at home, do my household chores and work on my crafts, and I'm happy! 

If you would like me to make you a hat, please email me at oilnwine at gmail dot com.
If they are hats for children, I need the size and contrasting color for the owl hats.