Fermented Food Workshop, South Parade shop

11 November

We are very excited to have our friends from Biokult come and demonstrate the wonders of sauerkraut and other fermented foods, at our Summertown store, on Sat 11 Nov, 11am-2pm. FREE of charge, no need to book.

Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lactofermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. This process preserves the food, and creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics.

Natural fermentation of foods has also been shown to preserve nutrients in food and break the food down to a more digestible form. This, along with the bevy of probiotics created during the fermentation process, could explain the link between consumption of fermented foods and improved digestion.

Cultures around the world have been eating fermented foods for years, from Sauerkraut in Germany to Kimichi in Korea and everywhere in between. Studies have even shown the link between probiotic rich foods and overall health. Sadly, with the advances in technology and food preparation, these time-honored traditional foods have been largely lost in our society.

Besides the fact that they taste great and really grow on you, there are several great reasons to start making and eating fermented foods:

  • Probiotics– Eating fermented foods and drinking fermented drinks like Kefir and Kombucha will introduce beneficial bacteria into your digestive system and help the balance of bacteria in your digestive system. Probiotics have also been shown to help slow or reverse some diseases, improve bowel health, aid digestion, and improve immunity.

  • Absorb Food Better– Having the proper balance of gut bacteria and enough digestive enzymes helps you absorb more of the nutrients in the foods you eat. Pair this with your healthy real food diet, and you will absorb many more nutrients from the foods you eat. You won’t need as many supplements and vitamins, and you’ll be absorbing more of the live nutrients in your foods.

  • Budget Friendly– Incorporating healthy foods into your diet can get expensive, but not so with fermented foods. You can make your own whey at home for a couple of dollars, and using that and sea salt, ferment many foods very inexpensively. Drinks like Water Kefir and Kombucha can be made at home also and cost only pennies per serving. Adding these things to your diet can also cut down on the number of supplements you need, helping the budget further.

  • Preserves Food Easily– Homemade salsa only lasts a few days in the fridge- Fermented homemade salsa lasts months! The same goes for sauerkraut, pickles, beets and other garden foods. Lacto-fermentation allows you to store these foods for longer periods of time without losing the nutrients like you would with traditional canning.

  • Next Pop Up Supper is on December 9th at The Magic Cafe..

    Thanks to all who of you who helped make our first, sold-out Supper Club at The Magic Cafe in October, such an enormous (and delicious) success!

     

    As before, for this event we will be creating a bespoke and sumptuous feast from the Season’s finest local and organic produce, with a selection of beautiful biodynamic wines. Our guest chef is Pippa Hamwee, an independent ethical caterer with over 20 years experience creating delicious menus for a wide range  of special events.  

     

    Pippa is passionate about ethically-sourced, quality ingredients and is excited about using Wild Honey products to create a unique , beautiful and colourful feast for you. All ingredients are 100% organic and available from Wild Honey.  

     

    We will also give you copies of Pippa’s delicious recipes for you to recreate at home. Tickets are £30 and are limited in number.  We will be matching select organic wines with the menu.  Drinks will be charged separately.  Bookings, payable in store by cash only .

    Autumn Colours

    14 October 2017

    This Autumn, we are delighted to invite you to our very  first Wild Honey Pop-Up Supper - at The Magic Cafe, next door to our Magdalen Road shop.  The theme is Colours.

     

    The colour of your food can tell you a lot about its nutritional value. And eating a variety of colours is one sure method to get as many of those vitamins and minerals as possible (and eat a broad, diverse amount of food in the process.)  Eating the colours  of the season also helps to put you more deeply in harmony with it.

     

    Our guest chef is Pippa Hamwee, an independent ethical caterer with over 20 years expierience creating delicious menus for a wide range  of special events.  Pippa is passionate about ethically-sourced, quality ingredients and is excited about using Wild Honey products to create a unique , beautiful and colourful feast for you.

     

    All ingredients are 100% organic and available from Wild Honey.  We will also give you copies of Pippa’s delicious recipes for you to recreate at home. Tickets are £20 and are limited in number.  We will be matching select organic wines with the menu.  Drinks will be charged separately.  Bookings in store .

    Thursday Tasters at Wild Honey

    Every Thursday

     

    UK & US No.1 Bestseller, Amelia Freer, Q&A at Wild Honey

    Book Signing and Q&A with Amelia Freer at Wild Honey

    March 22 2015

    We are delighted to be hosting a book-signing and Q&A session with best-selling author, nutritional therapist and health food expert, Amelia Freer, whose enormously popular book, Eat. Nourish. Glow. was published in January.  

     

    "Amelia Freer is changing my life" - Sam Smith

     

    Amelia will be with us on Sunday March 22nd, at 3pm. The event will be free entry but, as space is limited, entrance will be on a first come first basis.

    All Tamara's Parties at Wild Honey on 28.2.15

    28 February 2015

    Featuring The August List, Nia & George Chopping

    Mindfulness Course at Wild Honey

    January 8 2015

    Mindfulness Course, with The Mindfulness Exchange


    We are shortly to be offering a four-week Mindfulness Course, plus two Free Introductory Talks, with Mark Leonard from The Mindfulness Exchange

    Free Introductory Talks: Friday January 23rd and Friday January 30th at 7pm.

    The Course dates are on four consecutive Fridays, 7.00-8.30pm:

    Feb 13th
    Feb 20th
    Feb 27th
    March 6th

    and take place in the Studio at Wild Honey, 111 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RQ, 01865 803724 

    The course costs £100 per person. Places will be limited and booking is advised for both the course and the free introduction sessions. 

    TME courses are based on the best selling self-help book, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, which adapts the scientifically validated approach to teaching mindfulness as a therapy to manage stress and improve quality life. 

    Their courses reduce the time commitment and significantly adapt the teaching style of therapeutic mindfulness groups to create a friendly and engaging training environment, where the psychology of mindfulness is explained using teaching aids and group activities alongside short mindfulness exercises from the course book.

    Continuum Movement Workshop at Wild Honey

    November 1 2014

    Continuum Movement supports our potential for flexibility, fluidity, health, and vitality.

     

    Continuum movement is a practice where we inquire into the living landscape that we call "body”, and lets us experience how we can open into deeper levels of connection and resonance and fluid movement.

     

    In this workshop we will awaken our experience of fluidity and consciousness from within. We will move from a more outward focus and enter into the soft ripples of movement within our tissue through the practice of Continuum breath and fluid movement. 

     

    As we slow down and become more receptive. As we calm our nervous system and open our receptivity to the natural rythms and the profound energetic presence of our nature, we discover connections and wake up a new level of consciousness.

     

    Jane is an authorised Continuum Movement teacher. She has been practicing somatics for 19 years and has a private practice in craniosacral thearpy, Continuum and Somatic Movement Therapy in Blackheath, London.

     

    See http://okwellbeing.com/ and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAacwbfveys for more information about Continuum Movement. 

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