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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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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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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Ruby Fruit ‘Super’ Tea Recipe

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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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Studio Botanica & The Nourished Living Summit

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Have you ever felt overwhelmed when it comes to making the best choices for your family? The Nourished Living Summit brings together 69 natural health, wellness, and parenting professionals who are dedicated to helping parents care for their family naturally. These experts know that this parenting gig is not easy and as such are arming [...]

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SPRING not quite here? Herbs can HELP your mood!

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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

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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

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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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