Ruby Fruit ‘Super’ Tea Recipe


Time for Tea ~ A nourishing favourite: Ruby Fruit ‘Super’ Tea Recipe for you! It’s in ‘between’ at the moment.. Winter and Spring are having a tug-of-war, one day  teasing us with a sunny day filled with birds singing and a hint of warmer days on the horizon, and the next day .. today.. back [...]

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SPRING not quite here? Herbs can HELP your mood!


It’s SPRING! Time for renewal. Time to celebrate new beginnings. This is first in a series of UPLIFTING ideas for you  I know that we are more than READY!! For many of us in the ‘north’, we are truly fighting to stay ‘up’ after the most difficult winter in decades. Still feeling grumpy? You may [...]

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Chili-Infused Olive Oil with herbal healers


You may know that I have been experimenting with “heat” in my cooking. I recently attempted another wonderful infused olive oil to have on hand for the remainder of the winter to add a “picante’ edge to my soups, stews, sauces and marinades! It takes 2 hours to make but it’s EASY and the result [...]

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Fire Cider 101


Once upon a time, in a land far far away…. Ok.. it was in the 90s and I was in Rosemary Gladstar’s apprenticeship programme at Sage Mountain in Vermont. Time is like that… It feels like a century ago, yet I can remember it like it was yesterday. It was there that I was inspired [...]

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Warm up Winter Stew


 We’ve been living on Slow Cooker meals this month, as temps have been super-sonic deep freezing! COLDEST days on record in southern Ontario, for decades..  Working a lot and not having the time or energy (or interest) to bother with a lot of food prep?  Enter… the slow cooker or as we’ve always called it [...]

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Meatless Monday ~ GREENS for Breakfast!


Years ago,  I had the good fortune to visit Tahiti. On the island of Moorea,  our breakfast options included lots of fresh fruit as you would imagine plus the most delicious Bok Choy dish accompanied by herb-infused scrambled eggs! I’ve never forgotten that dish ~ so light and tasty. There’s something special about eating sauteed [...]

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Wise Water ~ Super way to start 2014!


  Here’s hoping you have enjoyed a healthy + happy holiday season! If you’re like most of us, you may have indulged in some ‘merry-making’ or maybe over-indulged? January can be a super month to attempt to add some new habits to your days. January can be a cold month and we can benefit from [...]

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There’s an APP for that! Tasty Treats just for YOU!


APPETIZERS are without a doubt, one of the best things about the holiday season! Whether it’s just a bite before dinner, or an entire evening with family and friends, appetizers can be the star of the show!   Last year, we had some friends for an evening of drinks and frivolity and I served a [...]

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HI Honey! 3 + FUN FAB healing projects


  Do you want to have some fun?  This may sound like an odd “fun project” but I really enjoy making functional food preparations which incorporate HERBS and healthy FOODS together. It’s autumn and it’s THE perfect time to infuse the harvest! Make herb-infused honey. Be creative!       HERB-Infused Honey: Here’s how! Fill [...]

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Power-Packed Teas for Winter


When I was a child, my mom was a tea drinker. Black tea, black- no milk or sugar. She loved her tea.  Me? not so much. It is really only in the last 10 years or so that I have enjoyed a cup of  black tea, thanks to my friend and neighbour, Brenda. She made [...]

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