HERBAL bathing ~ Brew yourself a Tub TEA

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November  has become unofficially “healthy bathing” month at Studio Botanica! These days so many of us are rushing about with too much on our plates. As we plan the meals, shop for ingredients, try to make healthy choices, rush to work and back, shuttle family members to and fro ~ Probably my most favourite bath, […]

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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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Lemon Balm turns on her charm ~ Carmelite Elixir

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Lemon balm is one of my most favourite of all herbs. I grow as much of it as I can and use it all!! I make tea and tincture and glycerine and more… There are many chapters to be written about Melissa ~ for info re benefits,  visit this post —> here. Harvest time and […]

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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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Spring Cleaning YOU ~ Step by Step

Spring ~ in all its Glory!

There’s finally ‘a warm feeling’  in the air, here in southern Ontario. We often have a few spring days or weeks and then it’s suddenly SUMMER! Who knows what this year will bring, but we are ALL so hungry for warmer weather that there’s a slight desperation — province wide.. Is it OVER ? Are we having SPRING yet?  Last Sunday, […]

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