What is the ONE herb you don’t want to be without ~ this winter?

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It has been said that — if we catch a cold/flu with the right remedy at the very beginning and if we take enough of it and if we keep taking it for a couple of days after symptoms subside –> We can avert the cold or flu altogether! There are so many ‘contestants’ for […]

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Herb ‘Salt’ is EASY to make!

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Those who know me best, know that my favourite food group is “POTATOES”. Oh I enjoy delightful greens, green salads, green everything.. but I simply salivate when it comes to potato dishes.  Blame it on my parents.. Ok.. that’s silly.. Blame it on my early home-life memories and my dad’s amazing ‘twice baked potatoes’ or […]

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More DIY condiments ~ delight your meals!

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Time for part 2 in the series about DIY condiments ~ yummy easy to make ‘enhancements’ to your meals ~ made with herbs and sure to add a bonus ‘oomph’ of nutritive goodness to your day! Missed part ONE? Click here. Do you have herbs in your garden that you don’t know what to do […]

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ROSE HIP Medicine

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Rose petals and to a greater extent, rose hips (the delicious fruit) are known to be high in vitamin C, and also contain vitamins A, B-3, D and E as well as bioflavonoids, minerals, malic and citric acid. Rose hips contain pectin. I have several friends (and yes, me too, lately) who  suffer from the […]

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Healthy Condiments for you ~ 3 easy to make recipes!

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Are you a salty or a sweet lover? It’s funny how we are so often either one or the other. My personal preference is savoury salty foods.. Don’t tell anyone but I have been known to admit that my favourite food is the less than healthy potato chip. Yes. Plain salty crispy crunchy and not […]

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DIY Sensational Smoked Salmon

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I tend to BBQ a lot in the summer and love to spend time outdoors, whenever possible. This dish, could be created on the BBQ but I learned to make it on the stove-top, and that’s the way we do it ~ with great results. Are you a fan of fresh fish? Maybe you are […]

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Golden Garlic Paste ~ Everyday Garlic goodness

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Garlic is a gift!  The attributes of this pungent healing herb, are many.  How to EAT MORE GARLIC? Here’s a super idea ~ a family favourite. It is excellent spooned over a baked potato, with any kind of baked chicken, pork, beef or fish as well as legumes and a  myriad of vegetables.  It takes […]

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Lavender Honey

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Lavender must be one of my all time personal favourite herbs. My friends, clients and blog friends know that I seem to have quite a few “favourite herbs” as it’s really just like that.. There are so many. Too many to count. Lavender is near the top of my list though.  How do we enjoy […]

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Turmeric health benefits ~ How to enjoy more turmeric daily

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Conversations about “inflammation” are everywhere. Here’s a trend that is probably here to stay. As research indicates, “inflammation” is a probable cause of most ‘imbalance’ or dis-eases.  I know it’s a busy life. I know that so many of us are truly rushing from one activity to the next and that the last thing many […]

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Detoxifying Recipes + ideas for Spring rituals

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SPRING is HERE !!  I am always so excited by the shedding of my winter coat, boots, mitts etc. This year has been especially drastic. Brutal even. I had the good fortune to get away to the sunny south and still got blasted with another 3 months of winter’s wrath! I am grateful for the […]

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