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

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

Gobo Burdock Roots and Tincture

Finally, I dug up the Gobo Burdock roots!!! This year was the first that I tried to grow burdock so I planted 6 seedlings. Four of them took and three took over most of the raised bed. After I harvested the plants, I noticed Motherwort was hiding under all the foliage of the Burdock. Guess … Continue Reading

Lemon Balm Start To Finish

Lemon Balm ( Melissa officinale), a beautiful, sweet smelling, happy herb! Some of you love it and some of you curse it because of its rapid spread all over the garden, going places you don’t want it to go. 🙂 How do you fix that? Grow it in a raised bed garden with sides. It … Continue Reading