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CHI KIOSK is OPEN for SUMMER from Dec 2nd, 2017 - April 2nd, 2018

CHI KIOSK is OPEN for SUMMER from Dec 2nd, 2017- April 2, 2018. We have been busy planting plenty of organic veggies and herbs for you to enjoy in our New Summer Menu! So...if you are traveling the #greatoceanroad in December drop in for a tea, coffee, juice or tasty handmade treat. Locally grown x crafted with love. #findyourchi #foodismedicine #chimedicinalfarm

See you then!

 

 

Chi Kiosk Great Ocean Road, Glenaure, Victoria, Summer 2017

A Photo Shoot with a Koala at Chi Medicinal Farm

It seemed like a normal Sunday afternoon. I was in the kitchen preparing dinner for our B&B guests who were soon to arrive when I noticed a grey, furry shadow schlumping across our deck. I walked over to the window to see what it was and low and behold there stood a beautiful Koala bear staring straight up at me. I begged him not to go anywhere, praying he would listen, as I ran to get my camera. To my surprise, when I returned, the Koala was waiting patiently... ready for our photo shoot.

                                            Koala Bear at Chi Medicinal Farm Pose 1

                                            Koala Bear at Chi Medicinal Farm Pose 1

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                                          Koala Bear at Chi Medicinal Farm Pose 2

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                                         Koala Bear at Chi Medicinal Farm Pose 3

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                                           Koala Bear at Chi Medicinal Farm Pose 4

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                                           Koala Bear at Chi Medicinal Farm Pose 5

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                                           Koala Bear at Chi Medicinal Farm Pose 6

Surreal, Magical, Spiritual. A blissful experience I will never forget. Thank you Koala Bear ... you little poser. xo Jo Eden Law

 

 

Lemon Balm : Melissa Officinalis

An ancient herb used in apothecaries all over the world, Lemon Balm or Melissa Officinalis derives from Melisso-phyllon which is a Greek term meaning "bee leaf". When in bloom you will find nature's little pollinators surrounding this plant with wild abandonment. Oh, For the love of bees!

Lemon Balm belongs to the mint family and is a fast growing perennial. It self sows easily and doesn't take much fuss. It may be harvested anytime however the flavour increases right before it begins to flower and if your snip the flowers back you will get another delicious crop.

Lemon Balm has a host of medicinal uses, some of the more common treatments include anxiety, depression, nervous disorders, heartache, upset stomach, as well as having key constituents that help combat viral and bacterial infections. It also has properties that may effect the thyroid gland therefore if you have an issue with your thyroid, you should seek Dr approval before indulging in this herb.

Lemon Balm is a tasty, lemon flavoured herb that may be used as a tisane or added to your cooking, salads, soups and more. You may find that if you add it to your bath it might help to dispell negativity and calm your spirit. 

xJo

My Cup of Chi and the information shared within is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Health Care Practitioner prior to making changes to your individual health and wellness program. Copyright 2016 Chi Medicinal Farm/ My Cup of Chi.
 

Tea or Tisane

Tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant. Full stop. There are six types of tea recognized by the global tea industry which include white, green, yellow, oolong and puerh. Tisanes (tĭ-zăn′, -zän′) a French term for "herbal infusion", is the decoction or infusion of fruit, flowers, plants, herbs or spices other than that of the camellia sinensis plant.

Simple.

xJo

 

The humble zucchini

The humble zucchini, it has a few health benefits that might surprise you. It is also the star of this weekend's soup... Roasted Zucchini, Potato, Caramalized Onion and Free Range Bacon. Available at CHI KIOSK from 11am to 5pm, Sat and Sun. 

 

Organic Sourdough Bap Rolls

Fresh Batch of Organic Sourdough Bap Rolls served with our Creamy Pumpkin Soup. Available this weekend @ Chi Kiosk, Chi Medicinal Farm, Glenaire.

                                                                                                             Organic Sourdough Bap Rolls @ Chi Kiosk

                                                                                                             Organic Sourdough Bap Rolls @ Chi Kiosk

The Best Pies in Glenaire (at least we think so)

Handmade authentic Australian meat and veggie pies. Available all winter, every weekend @ Chi Kiosk, The Great Ocean Road, Glenaire.

 

                                                                                                              The Best Pies in Glenaire @ Chi Kiosk

                                                                                                              The Best Pies in Glenaire @ Chi Kiosk

Chi Kiosk is open

Chi Kiosk is OPEN. Winter hours are Sat and Sun 11a-5p. Tea, Coffee, Handmade Pies, Maple Glazed Cinnamon Buns... stop by and say hello.

                                                                                                               Chi Kiosk is OPEN. Winter Hours.

                                                                                                               Chi Kiosk is OPEN. Winter Hours.

Avocado "Pea" Lime & Raspberry Cheesecake

This is a Chi Medicinal Farm gluten free specialty. It is healthy, nutritious and delicious. When your Chi is out of balance this dessert is a wonderful way of re-aligning yourself and enjoying the decadence of flavour dense, whole foods.

Avocado "Pea" Lime & Raspberry Cheesecake

1.  The Base:

On a baking tray place:

  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 125g almonds

Roast in the oven @ 175 degrees for 5-10 mins or until golden.

In a food processor add:

  • the roasted almonds and desiccated coconut
  • 225g pitted dates
  • 100g cacao nibs or 70% dark chocolate
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 3-4 TB coconut oil

Pulse to achieve the consistency of coarse bread crumbs. Pour the crumb mixture into a 18 cm spring form tin with removable base and press down until firm and even. Chill in fridge for 30 mins.

2. The Filling:

In the food processor add:

  • 500g avocado flesh
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 4 TB of coconut oil
  • 200g raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Juice of 4-5 fresh limes and lime zest

Blend to a smooth consistency then pour over the chilled crumb base. Smooth out the top then chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours or until set. When set remove from the spring form tin and place on serving plate.

3. Top with fresh raspberries, dark chocolate ribbons or shards, grated lime zest and a sprinkle of raw sugar (optional).

Enjoy.

 

 

 

Wild Milk Thistle and Rose Petal Tea

                                                                                  Wild Milk Thistle and Rose Petal Tea

We were out harvesting the last of our summer crops before the Great Southerly Winter arrives. In amoungst our gardens we let the wild milk thistle grow. It is such a beautiful, strong plant and the medicinal properties are incredible. Yes it can get a bit unruly if you don't keep it in check but I would never refer to this valuable medicinal plant as a "weed", it has too many benefits. It is used for the treatment of many ailments, in particular of the liver and gall bladder however it is also known to improve digestion, lower cholesterol and help assist detoxification.

All parts of the milk thistle plant are edible except the spiky thorns. Great care must be taken to remove and/or strain the thorns prior to consumption. The leaves, stalks, flowers and seeds may be eaten raw, juiced, roasted, steamed, stir fried, etc which lend a unique, mellow, nutrient packed, green food. Yum!

At the back of our cafe we also have a few rose bushes that continue to bloom into the Autumn night. We use rose petals in jams, chutneys, syrups, cakes, salads, juices and of course tea. They are a powerhouse in balancing your Chi since they have a high Vitamin C content, are rich in polyphenols and a range of other antioxidants.

Now onto the Wild Milk Thistle and Rose Petal Tea...

  1. Wash, clean and de-thorn 2 cups of fresh wild milk thistle. Cut into large pieces.
  2. Rinse the rose petals.
  3. Take 3 cups of water and place in a aluminum free pot.
  4. Bring the water to the heat just before boiling point.
  5. Add the milk thistle and rose petals to the pot and steep for 5 mins.
  6. Strain through a fine sieve to ensure all thistles have been discarded.
  7. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Jo

 

My Cup of Chi and the information shared within is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Health Care Practitioner prior to making changes to your individual health and wellness program. Copyright 2016 Chi Medicinal Farm/ My Cup of Chi.

 

Last of the Summer Harvest

This summer brought us a bumper crop and we have been preserving, drying, dehydrating, freezing as much as we can to relish this wonderful produce into the winter months. Today we were out in the wind and rain having a ball. We picked a few more buckets of tomatoes, more tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, pak choy, sun dried corn, beetroot, potatoes, milk thistle (tea anyone?), dandelion, lemon balm, arrowroot, and watermelon. What a feast! We are truly grateful.

xJo

PS If you look closely you might notice Sass making a cameo appearance.

 

My Cup of Chi and the information shared within is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Health Care Practitioner prior to making changes to your individual health and wellness program. Copyright 2016 Chi Medicinal Farm/ My Cup of Chi.