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

Carmelite Elixir Ingredients

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

Fresh Smoked Wild Salmon

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

Lavender chez Amy

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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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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Motherwort Medicine

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  Celebrating our herbal Mother on Mother’s Day! Mother, as herbalists affectionately call Motherwort,  is a wonderful herb to know. She is one of my most favourite herbal allies and I met her a very long time ago. Over the years, she has become a good friend. Motherwort, definitely a woman’s herb in my mind offers [...]

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