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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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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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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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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Warm up Winter Stew

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 We’ve been living on Slow Cooker meals this month, as temps have been super-sonic deep freezing! COLDEST days on record in southern Ontario, for decades..  Working a lot and not having the time or energy (or interest) to bother with a lot of food prep?  Enter… the slow cooker or as we’ve always called it [...]

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Who needs a bug bite???

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Pesky biting insects like the common mosquito can be a real irritant during our warm months. Thankfully, I have learned a few ideas along the way, which make me less of an “attraction”. I was asked, recently to put together some ideas for friends who are going camping in the next week, so thought I’d [...]

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Meatless Mondays ~ EASY Herb Pesto

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Don’t you just finding new ways to use those amazing herbs and herbal flavours from your garden? Whether it’s watching the garden flourish or later in the season ~ fresh herbs growing always make me want to play with PESTO; fabulous intense flavours and a super way to be able to eat more herbs every [...]

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When everyone is SICK ~ Look after you!

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Everyone around you STILL getting sick? It’s not too late to look after YOU! Ideally you have an immune supportive herbal remedy that you have been taking on and off since the autumn…but regardless — if you start to have “that feeling”…  When every second person at work is sniffling or sneezing, I reach for [...]

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Gifts for your HEART ~ celebrating 4 healthy ideas!

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We all know that fresh fruits and veggies plus a selection of lean proteins contribute to a life-enhancing anti-inflammatory diet.  There is much written about making good choices. In honour of the feast of St. Valentine’s, here are FOUR herbs to consider when wanting to support the cardiovascular system.  I’ts just a glimpse but ~ [...]

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Easy Garlic Syrup

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Garlic is one of the most versatile herbs in our herbal apothecary. Whether it’s raw, sautéed lightly, roasted, pickled, chopped into honey or made into syrup ~ it’s a super healer.  Garlic syrup is another favourite remedy for raspy or sore throats, congestion or coughs. It can alleviate congestion in the lungs as it can [...]

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