QUICK plan for fast tracking the FLU this winter

Healing Soup beats that VIRUS!

Go to bed.^^ When you know you are coming down with a bug you feel terrible and may have a sore throat, runny nose, or feel like you’ve had a run in with the proverbial ‘Mack Truck’. ALL  you can think about is going back to bed! NOBODY will be happy to have you ‘share’ […]

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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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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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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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Violet Medicine

I LOVE Violets!

  Do you have a favourite spring/early summer bloom? Violets are definitely one of mine.  There is something so ‘cheerful’ about these sweet little blossoms, peeking out from under their glossy oh so green foliage.  This harsh winter was not kind to my violets (or the rest of my herb garden, for that matter!) but […]

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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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