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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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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Power-Packed Teas for Winter

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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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DIY Habanero Shrub ~ Hot Stuff for winter health!

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Every once in a while, I come across a recipe that lights up my imagination. When at the International Herb Symposium last June, I had the pleasure of tasting one of my friend Susan Belsinger’s delicious concoctions. A few herbgals were having a visit prior to heading over the the ‘herbalists ball’ on the Saturday [...]

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Autumn Veggie Bake with Turmeric

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There are SO many delicious ways to roast veggies ~ autumn is THE perfect time to enjoy the harvest and this dish is high on the ‘comfort food that’s good for you’ scale! It was one of those days when we felt like something warm and nourishing and this just came together to create a [...]

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Delicious Gluten Free Bread ~ a basic recipe + more

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It was on a beach in Mexico, under a palapa, when I finally settled down to read “The Wheat Belly” book, by cardiologist William Davis, M.D. This isn’t a book review but I do recommend this book. The first chapters talk about wheat; plain and simple and all of the ‘genetic changes’ throughout the last [...]

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St John’s Wort ~ Winter Sunshine!

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If you’re NOT a winter person, or when too many gray days line up in a row, or the busy-ness of life has left it’s toll and you feel like screaming, there are a number of herbal helper options.. ONE is what I like to call, Herbal Sunshine! For all those who  HATE WINTER!! Herbal Sunshine [...]

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Elderberry Medicine

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Elderberry As promised,  I am continuing to write about ELDER, 2013 HERB of the YEAR! So much can be said about this fabulous plant ~ it’s a well-loved member of my ‘green team’ of healers, and always in my apothecary. I make herbal tinctures, syrups, liqueurs, tonics, and more with this all star. It is [...]

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Soothe your skin this Winter!

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The winter months can be a challenge for your skin care regimen! In and out of the cold and then, poor indoor air quality can combine to ‘wreak havoc’ with, even normally healthy skin. At the risk of stating the obvious; HYDRATE!  It’s more important than ever to drink good quality pure water, often. I’ve made my [...]

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Irritable Bowel? Here’s a plan and 3 Herbs to HELP!

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Herbal Help for Irritable Bowel Disease  One doesn’t need to go far to meet someone experiencing “Irritable Bowel Disease” or “Irritable Bowel Syndrome”. In fact, 20% of North Americans have one challenge or another which goes under this  ”umbrella” term. That’s about 50 million people! So many of my own clients have ‘digestive system challenges’. [...]

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