Golden Goddess Sunshine Soup

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  I’m honoured to have partnered with some wonderful ‘real food bloggers’ from around the world to create the first in a series of COMMUNITY COOKBOOKS!  This first creation, I’m sure you’ll agree, is filled with a wide selection of warming winter soup options for  you and your family’s enjoyment! Our Community Cookbook is available […]

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HAPPY 2014 ~ Here’s an idea for YOU ~ this January!

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    New Year ~ Happy New Year!! New Year = a new you?  ARE You READY for a small change, here and there? WHY not start there? ONE small change ?  The common toxins listed below are responsible for health problems ranging from contact dermatitis, severe burns, and ocular damage, to liver failure, unusual […]

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DIY Cold Care Capsules

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  These are most effective, as many remedies are, if you can have them on hand and ready to take at the first sign of an ‘invader’.  This recipe was shared with me in early days of apprenticeship classes with Rosemary Gladstar. It is, as are many of her recipes, one of my yearly rituals […]

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DIY Habanero Shrub ~ Hot Stuff for winter health!

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Every once in a while, I come across a recipe that lights up my imagination. Here’s a super GIFT idea! When at the International Herb Symposium  2 years ago, I had the pleasure of tasting one of my friend Susan Belsinger’s delicious concoctions. A few herbgals were having a visit prior to heading over the […]

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Delicious Gluten Free Bread ~ a basic recipe + more

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It was on a beach in Mexico, under a palapa, when I finally settled down to read “The Wheat Belly” book, by cardiologist William Davis, M.D. This isn’t a book review but I do recommend this book. The first chapters talk about wheat; plain and simple and all of the ‘genetic changes’ throughout the last […]

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DIY Elderberry Syrup

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Elder (sambucus nigra L. ssp. canadensis) Elder medicine has been used by herbalists for centuries. I like to use both the flowers and berries in my herbal apothecary, sometimes together and often separately in teas, tinctures, vinegars, honey and syrups. Probably THE most popular of these remedies, is the highly nutritive immune-building Elderberry Syrup. When […]

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Rose Medicine ~ Rose Vinegar

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There’s probably nothing easier to make than a delicious herbal vinegar. It’s one of my favourite ways to preserve herbs throughout the year. ROSE VINEGAR is a yearly tradition and finds its way into many salads each summer. ROSE VINEGAR can also be diluted and used as an after sun soothing spray. I made a […]

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Rose Medicine ~ Rose Tincture

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Rose Medicine I love Roses. Do you? I love all ROSES! It was a great pleasure to be a part of the collaboration of the International Herb Association’s 2012 HERB of the YEAR publication: ROSE. ** I loved diving into my recipes and playing with ROSE for the better part of 2011 ~ and play […]

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Elderberry Medicine

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Elderberry As promised,  I am continuing to write about ELDER, 2013 HERB of the YEAR! So much can be said about this fabulous plant ~ it’s a well-loved member of my ‘green team’ of healers, and always in my apothecary. I make herbal tinctures, syrups, liqueurs, tonics, and more with this all star. It is […]

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COLD-KICKER honey

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Cold-Kicker Honey I love to add herbs to honey to create another welcome winter remedy. It’s easy to make and simple to change to suit what’s needed. The honey helps to coat the throat and relieves irritation. Both anti-microbial and antioxidant, honey helps to fight bacteria and viruses. Due to its high sesquiterpene content, ginger […]

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