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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Herbal Vinegar with a kick!

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Here’s a quick n’ easy way to add delicious flavour and healing power to your meals. As  many of you know, I’ve been experimenting with adding a little heat here and there and am finding that I can tolerate more as time goes by. Why enjoy more heat? It increases circulation in the body. That’s [...]

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Herbs to help with Digestion

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In my herbal medicine practice, one of the prevailing “themes” which seems to be at the root of the majority of ‘imbalances’ or ‘sensitivities’; is a malfunctioning digestive system.  There are such great helpers in the herbal medicine chest and so many botanicals which are easy to add to our daily routines and can make a [...]

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Cilantro~10 reasons to enjoy this herb often!

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Cilantro? You either LOVE it or you don’t! It’s not one of those gentle herbs on the sidelines that everyone likes. If you’re in the “fan of cilantro” category, you may be interested to know that it is a powerful herbal ally. If you’re not fond of cilantro, you may want to find ways to [...]

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Pesto? Presto!

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Pesto is a delight. I love Pesto. It can become an intensely flavoured dip, a light pasta sauce, a lemony vintaigrette to serve with salad or steamed veggies.. UNLIMITED! I have been known to use a mortar & pestle, and yet I confess that the food processor fast-tracks the recipe and yields a delicious, mouth-watering result [...]

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Meatless Mondays ~ 4 Fabulous Mushroom Recipes

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Mushrooms ~ I love ‘em!  I didn’t always. As a child, they were up there with liver and turnip…but now….mmmmm. I love mushrooms.. whether it’s Crimini, Portobello, Shitake, Oyster, white, brown, Morels, or Chanterelles… Ontario is a plentiful paradise for mushrooms! As an herbalist, medicinal mushrooms are a part of my practice and in this [...]

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Sweet Potatoes ~ two EASY recipes

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Pin It Sweet potatoes are as delicious as they are good for you! A medium sweet potato, let’s say 2 inches in diameter by 5 inches long, contains about 100 calories, about 2 grams of protein and almost zero fat. High in fibre, they are an excellent source of potassium, and good sources of Vitamins A [...]

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How to cook Quinoa

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Roasted Garlic + Quinoa It’s MEATLESS MONDAY ~ Here’s a quick “HOW TO” session plus EASY recipe for enjoying my favourite herb, GARLIC and the goodness of Quinoa !! Have fun with this!  and…for those of us in Ontario — HAPPY FAMILY DAY! I’m very pleased to have Wendy Polisi (www.cookingquinoa.net and cookbook author Quintessential [...]

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Meatless Mondays ~ Cold Soups, Perfect Summer Refresh

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IT has been a hot summer this year in southern Ontario!  WOW!  I’m not complaining, but have changed some of the ways that I entertain, with the addition of  summertime COLD soups! When the days are just TOO hot to be in the kitchen for long, I’ve started experimenting with easy to prepare cooling soups [...]

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What’s in YOUR favourite Salsa?

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  Celebrating the Cinco de Mayo ~ or 5th of May : If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting Mexico, you’ve possibly enjoyed some delicious local cuisine. After years of ‘pilgrimages’ south of the border, I’ve come to thoroughly appreciate the people and their favourite dishes. Salsa and tortilla chips are a much enjoyed [...]

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