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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Cinnamon ~ Balances Blood Sugar and much MORE !

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Pin It Growing up, cinnamon was always a part of mom’s baking and the smell of cinnamon can still bring me back to days spent in an aromatic kitchen making apple tarts or other treats. I still like to make sweets with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and all of those ‘autumn’ herbs n’ spices, but in recent [...]

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Turmeric & Ginger ~ Married and oh so Yummy!

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In honour of “perfect pairings”, here’s an idea from MOTHER NATURE ! I LOVE THIS combination.    Two of my favourite herbs! There has been a lot in the news lately about the amazing healing properties of turmeric, a free-radical-fighting antioxidant-rich curry spice that has been hailed as a defense against both cancer and Alzheimer’s. [...]

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Time to decrease inflammation with Turmeric!

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To Decrease Inflammation,  add this to your  meals today   Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) ~ A spice we need to get to know.  It’s the rich yellowy mustard colour in curry powder*  and is gaining popularity as one of THE heavy hitters of herbal medicine. A member of the ‘ginger family’, it is native to tropical [...]

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What is Quinoa and Why do I care?

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Quinoa   (pronounced keen-wa) The queen of ancient grains. Grown and revered by the Incas. Increasingly popular these days. WHY should you care about QUINOA? Quinoa offers us great gifts. It contains a balance of amino acids which mean: more protein (13%) than other grains, is packed with the minerals below plus vitamins and powerful anti-oxidants. [...]

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Almonds ~ Yes they ARE good for you!

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Eating almonds can lower high blood pressure, increase life-enhancing HDL cholesterol while lowering the dreaded LDL, minimize weight gain despite it’s own fat content.  Metabolic syndrome and Diabetes have reached epidemic proportions in North America and almonds have been found to be a positive influence in helping our bodies to have positive changes in insulin [...]

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