Delicious Gluten Free Bread ~ a basic recipe + more

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It was on a beach in Mexico, under a palapa, when I finally settled down to read “The Wheat Belly” book, by cardiologist William Davis, M.D. This isn’t a book review but I do recommend this book. The first chapters talk about wheat; plain and simple and all of the ‘genetic changes’ throughout the last [...]

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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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Easy Harvest Vinaigrette

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I’ve been writing a lot about infused vinegars ~ for healing, for hair care,  as fabulous flavour enhancers in your kitchen. Flavoured vinegars have become a mainstay in my home. They provide ‘that little something’ from apps to desserts. Probably the first ‘use’ for a herb-infused vinegar? A light ‘house dressing’ for your salad; easy to [...]

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How to: Kale Chips !!

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Some are into ‘sweets’ ~ me? Give me salty and savoury! I love the crispy crunch + crackle of potato chips, if the truth be told.  I was thrilled, years ago, to discover alternatives to my beloved chips….at my local HFS (health food store) ~ chips made from parsnips, beets, sweet potatoes, and I got [...]

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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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Bam ! Essence of Emeril’s special herb blend!

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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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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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