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Better Fermented

What is Fermentation
(noun) The process of lactofermentation in food. This process preserves the food and creates beneficial enzymes, boosts nutrients and minerals, along with various strains of probiotic.

Update: we have fallen in love with fermented food. Not only do we love fermented food for its tangy taste, but also their many benefits for the human body.

One of our first experiments with fermentation was with one of our beloved roots of all time, our farm-grown Lobak Putih (Daikon Radish) during our farm workshop. Here’s a few reasons why we love fermented food:

  • Rich in probiotic bacteria
  • Improves digestion and absorption
  • Boosts the availability of beneficial enzymes, vitamin B, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals such as iron and calcium
  • Helps build a better immune system
  • Long-lasting snack/food

Include more naturally fermented food in your diet and let us know if you want recipes of them!

Towards a Fresh Start

How are you preparing yourself for the new year? Every morning we are reminded by the morning dew that it’s a fresh start. However, in the beginning of the year, we are reminded even more that we have to be better in the year to come.

What a Year

This year, lots of things happened at Blueboots Farm that shaped us to what we are now. We are grateful for everyone who’s involved at the farm, for those who mentored us and for you who support us through your feedbacks and purchases. Please keep following our progress for the years to come!

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Merry Christmas

We’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Hopefully this Christmas will bring peace to all of us.

Looking Back

This photo was taken back in early 2016. We can’t believe how far we have grown since then (literally!). Have you got any hopes for Blueboots Farm in the upcoming year? Perhaps more workshops or events? Keep in mind that we will be running more programs in 2018, including Corporate Events. Please feel free to contact Blueboots Farm by email to samantha@blueboots.farm if your company is keen to do events at the farm. While we already have a set of program, we are always open to cater your needs.

Basil for Pesto

Basil is a versatile herb to work with. They are not too challenging to grow yet basil can be used in so many dishes if not drinks. Mix basil with roasted pine nuts, olive oil and sea salt to turn it into homemade basil pesto. Keep it in a sterilized jar so you can use it anytime you have a surprise guest. Use it for pasta to create a yummy dish, which everyone will love. That’s when humble fresh herbs can uplift your homemade dishes.

Spiced Apple Recipe

Spiced apple is a versatile recipe for turning apples into a great side dish toppings for ice cream. The recipe truly brings out the flavor of apple and leads the taste buds into Christmas mood.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 8 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Method

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add apples and other ingredients
  3. Sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender.

Recipe adapted from myrecipe.com

Festive Colors

Colors so festive, this Terong Balado can be a great Christmas dish. Photo taken at our first Open Farm event.

Guess The Plant

Time for a plant guess! Do you know what this one is? Comment below