What The Heck Is Foraging?

Have you always wanted to know, What the Heck is Foraging and why is it a thing? Or are you like me and already forage for foods, mushrooms and medicinal plants? Foraging means to search widely for food or provisions. This is NOT a new thing…it has been going on since the beginning of time. … Continue Reading

Keep That Flu AWAY!!

2018 is turning out to be quite destructive to many families out there with this awful flu epidemic. I am determined to keep that flu away, far, far away!!! Here are some tips to help you too. No Flu Zone Tips

How To Boost Your Immune System, Naturally

Flu season is upon us and if you are like me, there ain’t no way you are getting a flu shot! So what’s a person to do? BOOST Your Immune System, Naturally! If you do preventative care, you will be much healthier and less likely to get the nasties that are going around. Normally I … 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

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

Benefits of Shiso (Perilla frutescens)

I love to use medicinal herbs as food in the most delicious recipes. This one is definitely a keeper!

My Favorite Green – Stinging Nettles!

I love when the Stinging Nettles are coming in!! My favorite green of all time. I am probably the only one that gets excited to see the nettles spreading all over the garden in places that they weren’t before. 😀 If you didn’t know, I hide nettles in EVERYTHING I can think of: ranch dressing, … Continue Reading

Distilling Hydrosols & Essential Oils

On Saturday I was fortunate enough to attend a class on Distilling Hydrosols & Essential Oils in Atlanta at Kaleidoscope studios. It was simply amazing to see first hand how essential oils are made! I always thought the hydrosol  were the byproduct of distilling essential oils but a true hydrosol is made with that purpose … Continue Reading

Recipe for Green Tea Sunflower Scrub

Do you use sugar scrubs? Have you ever read the label ingredients for those scrubs? Can you EAT your scrub? This Green Tea Sunflower Scrub  is wonderful for your skin and YES, you can take a taste too! 😉 I love sunflower oil and seem to use it in so many herbal skin care recipes! … Continue Reading

How To Make an Usnea Tincture

Usnea is a really cool herb! It is a lichen that grows on trees and you can find tons of it where the air is cleanest. We found enough for everyone at the retreat up in Highlands. Of course we did not pick it off the trees, that is a no no!!!! Many tree branches … Continue Reading