More DIY condiments ~ delight your meals!


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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Turmeric health benefits ~ How to enjoy more turmeric daily

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Conversations about “inflammation” are everywhere. Here’s a trend that is probably here to stay. As research indicates, “inflammation” is a probable cause of most ‘imbalance’ or dis-eases.  I know it’s a busy life. I know that so many of us are truly rushing from one activity to the next and that the last thing many […]

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Golden Goddess Sunshine Soup


  I’m honoured to have partnered with some wonderful ‘real food bloggers’ from around the world to create the first in a series of COMMUNITY COOKBOOKS!  This first creation, I’m sure you’ll agree, is filled with a wide selection of warming winter soup options for  you and your family’s enjoyment! Our Community Cookbook is available […]

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Warm up Winter Stew


 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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Autumn Veggie Bake with Turmeric


There are SO many delicious ways to roast veggies ~ autumn is THE perfect time to enjoy the harvest and this dish is high on the ‘comfort food that’s good for you’ scale! It was one of those days when we felt like something warm and nourishing and this just came together to create a […]

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DIY Elderberry Syrup


Elder (sambucus nigra L. ssp. canadensis) Elder medicine has been used by herbalists for centuries. I like to use both the flowers and berries in my herbal apothecary, sometimes together and often separately in teas, tinctures, vinegars, honey and syrups. Probably THE most popular of these remedies, is the highly nutritive immune-building Elderberry Syrup. When […]

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Onions n’ Garlic n’ Curry oh my!


One of the best winter remedies is so simple. Most of us probably have Onions + Garlic + Curry powder. Years ago, my friend & mentor Rosemary Gladstar, shared this with her apprentices at her home on Sage Mountain in Vermont. The healing powers of these ingredients should not be underestimated! The original recipe does […]

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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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Culinary Herbs CAN combat Colds and Flu!

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ANYTIME is a great time to incorporate lots of herbs + spices into your meals! I have never stopped being amazed by the wide range of helping ‘actions’ or healing ‘constituents’. You may be surprised at the long list of ‘so called’ kitchen herbs + spices which can all work together to help you feel […]

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Healing Soups ~ Nourishing functional foods..It’s TIME!

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Today was soup day at my house.  I love soup days!  Day off from a life wearing many ‘hats’. Pots of warming, nourishing soup simmering on the stove, a promise of ‘winter health’, ready to go! I use the same “pack of healers”– onions, garlic, ginger, horseradish, cayenne — when making most winter soups. It’s all […]

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