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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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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Do you want to get rid of that cough?

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There’s a lot of people still hacking and wanting to get ‘over’ a cough that seems to last a few weeks. Are you getting enough rest? Eat nourishing warming foods with my ‘pack of healers’: Onions, Garlic, Cayenne, Horseradish (excellent for lungs!) and Ginger. Here are some ‘home remedies’  to help! Soothing Onion Syrup An [...]

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Ginger Medicine

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Here’s another wonderful herbal remedy to raise immunity and nourish the body in so many ways. Ginger has so much to offer us — it’s one of my favourite herbs. Ginger Syrup I love to make this special healing syrup. Ginger medicine can treat everything from arthritis, to digestive distress and heart issues.  It’s easy [...]

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COLD-KICKER honey

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Cold-Kicker Honey I love to add herbs to honey to create another welcome winter remedy. It’s easy to make and simple to change to suit what’s needed. The honey helps to coat the throat and relieves irritation. Both anti-microbial and antioxidant, honey helps to fight bacteria and viruses. Due to its high sesquiterpene content, ginger [...]

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Pumpkin Pancakes ~ Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving  CANADA!! We have so much to be thankful for. One tradition for many Canadians includes a much cherished meal with turkey and all the ‘fixins’. I am grateful to have enjoyed this tradition this weekend! Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy weekend ! Sometimes when a feast is in the plans for [...]

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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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Culinary Herbs CAN combat Colds and Flu!

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Looking for ways to boost your immune system’s ability to ward off that nasty cold or flu virus? It’s easy to use  ’common’ culinary herbs in your pantry to improve immune system function and be ready to combat colds & flu! Note: Each of the herbs below has many other properties, in addition to the [...]

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FIGHTING the FLU ~ 3 Ideas to help you, now!

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THREE IDEAS to FIGHT FLU SYMPTOMS! My FAVOURITE “winter” Homeopathic Formula It may look like an impossible word to pronounce; it sure is a mouthful ~ Oscillococcinum, is a homeopathic remedy I’ve used with great success over many years. Manufactured by Boiron, Oscillo (as it’s affectionately called by those not wanting to tackle the full name!!) is [...]

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