Chakras

Chakras

Chakras, Crystals and Essential Oils

January 3, 2018 at 6pm

At the Art Barn- School of Art

Activate your New Year′s resolutions and manifest abundance in 2018 by aligning your chakras.
Rid yourself of emotional baggage of the past. Clear out what no longer serves you and make room for what will. Your chakras are the tools you need to resolve any negativity holding you back, so you can start 2018 as a lighter, brighter version of yourself.
 
The “Chakra Rollerballs” Make & Take items are targeted for those interested or already using Chakras, Crystals & Essential Oils.
 
We’ll cover how Chakras, Crystals & Essential Oils work together, with energy, to form a powerful trio!
 
Make & Take a rollerball for $7 or make 5 blends for $30. We will supply the bottles, labels and essential oils.
 
Make & Take 1 or all 10 rollerball recipe blends!
 
Earth Star
Root
Sacral
Solar Plexus
Heart
Throat
Brow
Crown
Zeal Point
Soul Star
 
Don’t miss out on all the fun!
SEATING IS LIMITED! YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. 
Registration fee $10 includes workshop participation and one make and take roll-on of your choice.
Additional roll-ons can be purchased on site for $7 each or 5 for $30.

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Hibiscus & Green Tomato Jam

Hibiscus & Green Tomato Jam

As the days get cooler I am left with a bounty of unripened tomatoes. We LOVE green tomatoes here! I pickle most of them because the kids love green tomato pickles (and I love of the probiotic properties in the lactoferment) but another of my favorite things to make is this Green Tomato Jam. This is a recipe I made after many trial batches. The hibiscus gives the jam a tart lemony flavor that is essential for this recipe. You can purchase the Hibiscus flowers here. Hibiscus Green Tomato Jam is a great topper for crackers, chips, fish tacos, grilled cheese, BLT sandwiches, shrimp dishes and more.

After washing all my tomatoes, I pulse them in the food processor until they are in small bits. I dont like to liquefy them because having the chunks gives the jam a density that is enjoyable on chips, much like that of a thick chutney.

I like to cook the tomatoes down a bit before I add the hibiscus.

While waiting for the tomatoes to cook down a smidge over medium heat, prepare the hibiscus tea. In a separate pan or teapot boil 2 cups of water. Once boiling add the flowers and let steep for 5 min. Once fully steeped, you can add your tea to the tomatoes, flowers alnd all. While you’re at it, add your vinegar and sugar and stir the pot. bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer until the mixture reaches a thick, jam like consistency, about two and a half hours. Stir in the pectin (if using) and simmer for one minute more.

Ladle the hot jam into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Wipe rims of the jars, cover with lids, and screw bands on until just barely tight. Place jars on rack in pot and cover completely with water. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, uncover pot, and allow jars to rest in water for five minutes. Remove jars from pot and allow them to rest undisturbed on countertop for six hours or overnight.

Hibiscus & Green Tomato Jam
Author: Kinfolk Herbs
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Ingredients
  • 4 C crushed green tomatoes
  • 2 C water
  • 2 T hibiscus flowers
  • 3 T apple cider vinegar
  • 4 C sugar
  • 1 pkg pectin (optional)
Instructions
  1. While waiting for the tomatoes to cook down a smidge over medium heat, prepare the hibiscus tea.
  2. In a separate pan or teapot boil 2 cups of water. Once boiling add the flowers and let steep for 5 min.
  3. Once fully steeped, you can add your tea to the tomatoes, flowers alnd all. While you're at it, add your vinegar and sugar and stir the pot.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer until the mixture reaches a thick, jam like consistency, about two and a half hours.
  6. Stir in the pectin (if using) and simmer for one minute more.
  7. Ladle the hot jam into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space. Wipe rims of the jars, cover with lids, and screw bands on until just barely tight.
  8. Place jars on rack in pot and cover completely with water. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 15 minutes.
  9. Turn off heat, uncover pot, and allow jars to rest in water for five minutes.
  10. Remove jars from pot and allow them to rest for six hours or overnight.
 
Christmas workshop

Christmas workshop

“It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!”

There is no doubt that certain smells remind you of the holidays… spiced apple cider, peppermint, and pine trees! You’ll want several of these to keep on hand in bathrooms, guest rooms, your bedroom and nearby; especially when entertaining to spread holiday cheer and make your place smell like Christmas!

Many products are available on the market that help with home fragrance. However, many of the scented candles, plug-ins and other odor masking spray products can be toxic and harmful to your health due to the chemicals and artificial scents. Save money, reduce the chemical load in your home and have fun making your own holiday air fresheners out of essential oils! Made with several beneficial ingredients, these natural air fresheners will be sure to provide the perfect holiday scent while keeping your home smelling lovely for the holidays and chemical-free.

The Make & Take Workshop Kit can be altered to your specific class size and budget by charging a flat rate to all attendees or giving a free spray bottle to get new attendees excited about essential oils.

Don’t want to hold a class or want a small DIY version of this kit? Smaller DIY kits available.

Make & Take 2 or all 12

Spray Recipes including:

Gifts of the Magi – A warm, clean, spicy, woodsy blend of Frankincense and Myrrh
Dashing through the Pines – A light, herbal & pine tree blend of White Fir, Cypress and Cedarwood
Peppermint Stick – Sharp, cool Peppermint made of Holiday Blend and Peppermint
Merry & Bright – True essence of the holidays in a bottle! Blend of Protective Blend and Cardamom
Warm Winter Chai – A woody, spicy blend reminiscent of Chai Tea made of Ginger, Clove, Cardamom, Black Pepper and Cinnamon
Carols by the Fire – Soothing, fresh, warm & woodsy — bring out the chestnuts! Blend of Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Myrrh and Cypress
Gingerbread Cookies – Just like grandma used to bake! Blend of Ginger, Clove and Cinnamon
Tannenbaum Forest – Reminiscent of an earthy, woody, pine forest covered in snow blend of White Fir, Grapefruit and Frankincense
Christmas Potpourri – Refreshing hints of cool Cinnamon, White Fir, Clove Rosemary and Wild Orange
Spiced Hot Cider – Warm & spicy delight blend of Cinnamon, Wild Orange and Clove
Holy Nativity – Cool, fresh pine with a hint of cinnamon blend of Holiday Blend and Cassia
Vanilla Spice – Warm vanilla & spicy cinnamon blend made of Invigorating Blend and Cinnamon

Registration fee includes 2 sprays. Additional sprays may be purchased at the event.

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Potion Workshop

Potion Workshop

This fun and interactive workshop is just in time for Halloween!

We will be making our very own “magic potions” with Kinfolk Herbs Essential Oils. Choose from 9 different concoctions or craft your own eerie blend!

Recipes include:

  • Bone Growth Elixer
  • Goblin Gas Gut Rub
  • Headless Horseman Headache Relief
  • Moonbeams & Sweet Dreams Potion
  • Hocus Focus Brain Booster
  • Eerie Concoction Ear ache Relief
  • Snout Syrup Sinus Relief
  • Extra Strength Witches Brew Immune Booster
  • Vampire (insect) Repellent

This workshop is for all ages! Join us for an evening of spellbinding fun, Wednesday October 25th at 6PM at The Art Barn school of art.

Wizard hats welcome!

Limited seating, reserve yours now!

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KOMBUCHA WORKSHOP TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

KOMBUCHA WORKSHOP TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!

Kombucha Workshop Sept. 20th at 6pm

 

Kombucha has multiple health benefits, but can be pricey to purchase in the store.  Wouldn’t it be great if you had everything you need to brew your own at home?

In this hands on workshop, you will learn the basics of kombucha making as you brew a batch to take home with you.

We will discuss how to second ferment, for flavor and carbonation and proper care for your SCOBY.   Before you know it, you’ll be making the most amazing brews of your very own to enjoy, and share with others!

Also,  you will receive a starter SCOBY to take home with you

Cost of the workshop -$15

Limited seating available.

September 20th, 2017 at 6pm

Location – Art Barn  695 N 400 E, Valparaiso, IN 46383

 

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