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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 … Continue reading

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Benefits of Shiso (Perilla frutescens)

I love to use medicinal herbs as food in the most delicious recipes. This one is definitely a keeper!
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Stress Buster Smoothie For Your Adrenal System

Have you noticed yourself lately in the mode of going, going, doing, doing doing and then crash because you are OVERDOING? Most women take on more than they possibly can, or at least we THINK we can do it all, … Continue reading

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Beeswax – the block or the pastilles?

One day I will have my own bees – so I can have honey and BEESWAX! Until then I have to buy beeswax in either a giant block or in a more processed pastilles(fancy word for pellets). Dealing with the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter: The Story Of Passionflower

Happy Easter to all of you! In preparation for my wishes to you this morning, I was reminded of the story of passionflower. Since medicinal plants are pretty much my life now, I thought this story was perfect for today … Continue reading

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NEW Herbal CSA!

Bella Vista Farm is excited to offer a quarterly share in our new Herbal CSA. Here are the basics of a CSA if you are unsure of what it is. While we will not be offering fresh produce and meat, we will … Continue reading

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Herbs in Chocolate

Chocolate, Cocoa, Cacao….however you say it, it is delicious! On Saturday I taught a class here on Herbal Chocolates. You heard me right HERBS and CHOCOLATE together. 🙂 First of all if you did not already know, Chocolate or Cacao(Theobroma … Continue reading

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