Herbs For The Immune System

It is that time of year when all the cruddy crud stuff starts happening, you know those sniffles, scratchy throats and the uggghhh “Mom, I think I am sick!” Starting in December I noticed a heck of a bunch more folks getting sick than usual. I am beefing up the immune systems in my family … Continue Reading

What’s a Lemon Good For Anyway?

Following up from last weeks blog about growing a lemon tree, this post is “What’s A Lemon Good For Anyway?” I love lemons, the looks, the smell, especially when zesting a lemon and the taste – so fresh! We go through a ton of lemons in our household! Lemon goes in my water, in my … Continue Reading

What's a Lemon Good For Anyway?

Following up from last weeks blog about growing a lemon tree, this post is “What’s A Lemon Good For Anyway?” I love lemons, the looks, the smell, especially when zesting a lemon and the taste – so fresh! We go through a ton of lemons in our household! Lemon goes in my water, in my … Continue Reading

Glorious Ginger!

Ginger, Glorious Ginger! It certainly is glorious with all its culinary uses and health benefits! If you asked me a few years ago if I ate ginger, well the answer would most likely have been, “Uh not recently.” I would buy a lttle piece of ginger because a recipe called for it, use a few … Continue Reading

Herbal Chocolate Fun!

Do you love chocolate?Let’s have some herbal chocolate fun here. I think chocolate should be added to the food pyramid as its own food catagory, not just linked up with sweets, cookies, junky stuff…just chocolate. Yum! Well how about mixing in some herbs with the chocolate for some added benefits and be a little sneaky. 🙂 … Continue Reading

Honey Coco Coco Lip Butter recipe

I found this recipe a few weeks ago for lip butter that is amazing!!! Just the thought of coconut, honey and cocoa butter got me, no matter what it was made into. 🙂 The recipe originally called for shea butter and I will post that but I don’t care for it so I used extra … Continue Reading

Nourishing Nettle Infusion

Stinging Nettle(Urtica dioica) is one of the best herbs in the world for increasing energy without wiring your nerves, like caffeine. Nettle strengthens the adrenals, allowing you to tolerate more stress with less harm. And it nourishes your immune system too! This month, it is all about nourishing your immune system so you can stay … Continue Reading

Recipe For Elderberry Syrup

This year was not a good one for picking elderberries! We searched and searched and searched this past summer but they just were not there. Evidentally, the weather was not cold enough last winter to make a good harvest this year BUT…I got some dried elderberries! So as I was nearing the end of that … Continue Reading

Recipes For Cough and Cold Remedies

This past weekend I taught another Backyard Medicinal Class here at the farm with a great bunch of folks! We made a few remedies and I figured I would share the recipes with all of you. With cold season coming soon we all have to boost our immunities, eat right and get much needed rest. … Continue Reading