Manitoba Mist

1C    Water

1C    Witch Hazel

½ C    Vegetable Glycerin

1Tbsp Soybean Oil


1/2 Tbsp each organic essential oil: Citronella, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Tee Tree, Lavender, Lemongrass


Blend water + witch hazel.

Blend glycerine, soybean oil and essential oils.

Pour oil mixture into bottles then fill bottles with water/witch hazel mix



Goat-Milk Cheese Workshop Recipes

Note about special ingredients:  purchase rennet and mesophilic cultures at Game Knights, 726 Osborne Street, Winnipeg (just south of the Park Theatre.)  Or online ordering at

Chevre Cheese

3 Litres of Goat Milk

1 package of Mesophilic starter culture

3-5 drops of rennet

Heat milk to 86 degrees F.  Add starter culture and rennet drops.  Let sit on the counter at room temperature for 6 to 12 hours.  Drain in a cheese mold for 4-6 hours.  Add any flavours as desired!  Suggestions that I love:  honey-garlic, cranberries-black pepper, any jam or pesto.


Feta Cheese

1 Gallon Milk

1 package Mesophilic starter

½ teaspoon rennet diluted in ¼ cup cool unchlorinated water

2-4 tsp salt

Heat milk to 86 degrees F.  Add starter stirring well.  Cover and allow to set for 1 hour.  Add the diluted rennet and gently stir.  Cover and allow to set for 1 hour.   Cut the curd into ¼ inch cubes.  Allow to set for 10 minutes.  Stir continuously for 20 minutes.  Pour curds into a colander lined with cheesecloth and drain for 4 hours at least.  Unwrap cheese and slice into 1 inch thick slices and salt both sides of slab to taste.  Allow to sit for at least 2 hours.


Whole Milk Ricotta

1 Gallon milk

¼ cup apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

3 Tablespoons butter

½ teaspoon baking soda

Heat milk to 195 degrees F.   Slowly stir the vinegar or lemon juice until milk fully curdles.  Drain curds through a colander and drain for a minute.  Add butter and baking soda and mix well until butter is melted.  Salting is optional to taste.

Louise’s Basic Bread

First Step:   You need a total of 2 cups of a quite warm liquid:

1 cup milk + 1 cup water or

1 cup of beer and 1 cup water, or

2 cups of water


Second Step:  You need to add to your warm liquid:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil or butter or margarine

2 tablespoons sugar (brown or white) or molasses or honey

1 tablespoon salt (minimum of 1 tsp salt if you are reducing your salt intake)


Third Step:  You need to choose a yeast, either Traditional  or Fast-Rising Yeast.

For Traditional Yeast:  ¼ cup slightly warmer than lukewarm water

Add 1 tablespoon yeast.

Let sit for 5 minutes.  Then stir the yeast into the milk mixture.


For Fast-Rising Yeast:  1 tablespoon into flour mixture but only after you have mixed in one cup of the flour mixture below.


Fourth Series of Steps:  You need to make, in a separate bowl, your favorite combination of flour:  6  cups total.  You can use any grains, rice, quinoa, oatmeal, cornmeal, flaxmeal, wheat bran, brewers yeast or any seeds, raisins or nuts.

  • Mix together 2 cups of the total flour mixture and milk, stir vigorously for 5 minutes.  Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  • Knead in remaining 4 cups of flour by turning out onto a counter slowly adding the flour.  Might not need all the flour so knead it slowly until you feel that the dough isn’t sticky anymore.  Let rise for at least 1 hour if using Traditional Yeast or 15-20 minutes if using Fast-Rising Yeast.
  • Punch down the risen bread and shape into whatever form desired and let rise again.
  • Paint with pastry brush loaves with either egg white mixed with ¼ cup water or milk or melted butter.  Sprinkle on seeds as desired at this point.
  • Preheat oven to 450 F.  Bake bread for 5 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 F and continue to bake about 30 minutes longer.  Remove bread from pan and cool on racks.

For Bagels:  Shape bagel let rise.  Boil water and immerse risen bagels in boiling water for 5 minutes or until floating.  Make sure to turn once.  Place on greased baking sheet, coat with egg white/water mixture and bake for 20 – 25 minutes in a 400 F oven.   Cover with large grain salt before cooking if desired.