Healthy Condiments for you ~ 3 easy to make recipes!


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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Ruby Red Herbal Iced Tea


Whether enjoying a summery day at home on my covered porch or out in the garden, one of my preferred thirst quenchers is a fragrant, ruby-red infusion of hibiscus flowers, rose hips and delightful lemon-scented “Melissa”, lemon balm.  I rarely add honey, however just a little honey does make this refreshing for everyone! 1 part […]

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Do you want to get rid of that cough?


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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Anti-Allergy Foods


Are your ALLERGIES aggravating you? If you’re like many, this allergy season, you have stocked up on your favourite allergy medication and manage to control symptoms with the recommended daily dose of  ‘chemical’ help.  Allergy meds, like all pharmaceuticals, come with a wide variety of side effects** and have an affect upon the liver, over […]

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Pesto? Presto!


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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Bam ! Essence of Emeril’s special herb blend!

Heirloom Tomatoes

HAPPY MARDI GRAS everyone!! When I think of New Orleans, I have great memories of time spent in pre-Mardi-Gras ball celebrations, years ago…. As a herbalist + ‘foodie’, I LOVE concocting delicious herb + spice blends to enhance meals and add “kitchen medicine” to the dishes I prepare for family & friends. Can’t think of […]

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A trip down Lavender Lane ~ Join me!


Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is without a doubt, one of my most favourite herbs. If you’ve ever had the good fortune to find yourself in Provence in early summer, it is perhaps, one of yours too.  One simply must fall in love with the overwhelming beauty of rolling fields of light mauve to deep purple blossoms […]

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Horseradish ! Herb Of The Year 2011


    As a youngster I studiously avoided any contact with that suspicious looking ramekin that was passed around the roast beef dinner table. Horseradish and cooked turnip were both on the “no thanks” list for my entire childhood. My dad, over time, became quite the gourmet cook and blessed us with years of new […]

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