Health and Wellness

Hibiscus Kombucha Recipe

How was your summer? Now that the local schools are back in session, I know that the cooler weather is coming.  Good things come to those that wait.

I don’t know if you heard, but we had a surprise baby boy, Nigerian dwarf goat, born on the property the evening we return home from our summer vacation.  He was born on June 5.  He has been such a joy.  The mama and baby have been doing well and he is now old enough to find a new home. If you know anybody looking for a companion goat, we have just the one!!

We are always looking for ways to ingested fermented foods.  One that my family enjoys is kombucha.  We have been buying it at the store instead of sugar pop or soda.  Well, the store bought kombucha might be tasty but they cost almost $5 a bottle.  Did you know you can make it at home for pennies?

I now make my own kombucha and pour it into those store bought jars and chill in the fridge to drink during the day.  We don’t drink this like water but treat it like a vitamin or a supplement.

I would LOVE for you to try this at home.  I sent the recipe to all my subscribers.  If you didn’t receive it, click the gift link on the homepage and hit the signup button.  I will send it immediately to you.

I have scoby available to purchase if you need one.  Let me know if your family loves it as much as mine does!

Have a happy and safe Labor Day!


Mrs. Porter

Health and Wellness

How to Get Over the Cold and Flu With a Bomb

We are in the Christmas Season when cold and flu viruses are running ramped. Though we haven’t been on antibiotics for at least five years, there are six of us and sometime during the winter some of us will get sick. Well, with my crazy schedule running our very active four kids around to all their rehearsals, practices and performances, I got hit hard. 

I thought it was going to be a little sore throat with a little cough but nope. After a couple of days acting like I was just trying to be sick, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was flat down in bed. When my kids are sick I am all over them with Colloidal Silver, essential oils, Epson salt baths and cod liver oil. But, when I am sick, I barely remember to drink water. My dear friend, Mary Jane, found out I was sick and sent me this cold and flu bomb recipe. She told me to start it and take it every couple hours or so. I didn’t have the strength to make it until later that night but when I woke up the next morning I felt like it already started working. I took it every few hours the next day and less the following days. I really feel like it was the BOMB! I wanted to share with my friends. In addition to the BOMB, I took Colloidal Silver daily and drank ginger lemon honey tea. If you were to talk to me you might be able to tell I have a cold but I am feeling much better. Here are the recipes to help you when you have to fight off a cold or flu.

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea


1 inch Fresh Ginger peeled and coarsely chopped

1 tsp of Raw Honey

1 quarter slice of lemon or a drop of lemon essential oil


In my tea cup with the strainer in it, place my chopped ginger in the strainer, and pour hot water over the top. 

MJ’s Cold and Flu Bomb

Veggie capsule with

4 drops Peppermint

3 drops Oregano

2 drops On Guard

1 drop Frankincense