How To Make Chocolate Mint Extract

Chocolate + Mint + alcohol = Chocolate Mint Extract. How does that sound? Simply delicious! Cookies and Holiday baking are months away but I am trying to think ahead this year. Each Christmas I decide to make something different whether it be hazelnut cookies, chocolate truffles or mint chocolate brownies…then I check the spices and … Continue Reading

Intern Adventures!

This is my 3rd year of having interns help me out with planting, harvesting, product making, foraging and more. Early Spring garden planted… We also go on fun adventures! You never know what we will be doing…it all depends on what is growing and who calls me to come harvest an abundance of something. This … Continue Reading

Recipes Using Lemon Balm

I don’t know about you, but here in Georgia, Lemon Balm can overtake a garden when you don’t trim it back and soon it will be like kudzu! Nah, not THAT bad and much easier to pull out. Lemon Balm is a delicious and wonderful medicinal herb! I like herbs like lemon balm because it … Continue Reading

Stinging Nettle, Amazing Benefits and Spanakopita!

One of most favorite recipes….thought it was time to revisit it! Enjoy. 🙂

Spring Already?

I kept waiting for it…Winter. Not that I like the cold or anything but during Winter I get to catch up on paperwork – ugghhh taxes and stuff. Renewing licenses, certificates, adding all of my receipts and planning for the new year always happens in February. When it is cold outside it is much easier … Continue Reading

Superfoods for Breakfast

This morning I am baking a few loaves of bread for preorders and the loaves are all rising on top of my stove. I wanted to make an omelet but cannot, there is no space on the stovetop! I remembered making some egg cups recently in the oven and thought, “Yes, breakfast!” Not just any … Continue Reading

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

In lieu of all that is around us now, I thought I would chat about this highly divided topic. You know the old saying, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”. It has been used in songs, speeches, articles but where did it come from? My thoughts, it came from biblical times, possibly this verse from … Continue Reading

Bitter What? Benefits of Bitters

Bitters…have you ever tried them? Do you know what the benefits of bitters are? I am here to tell ya! Bitter is a flavor that many Americans think is wrong. You hear all the time, “yuck too bitter!”, “needs more sugar” ad stuff like that. We NEED that flavor in our diet. America loves their sweets … Continue Reading

Breakfast of Champions

What is YOUR Breakfast of Champions? Cheerios, Wheaties, donuts or a good well balanced meal? Hopefully you answered the last option. 🙂 My favorite is eggs and kale or a variation of that with whatever I have in the fridge or the pantry. ANYTHING can be put into an egg dish to make a nutritious, … Continue Reading

Medicinal & Edible Benefits of Hibiscus

The colors of Fall are beautiful with the trees changing into an array of yellow, red, gold, orange and brown. You don’t expect to see many plants producing as you do in the Summer. There are some exceptions of course. The beautiful Hibiscus Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), with its ruby red calyces and deep burgandy stems. After … Continue Reading