This post is about three weeks late, but it's still relevant and it relates to some upcoming posts, so I didn't want to let it waste away in my drafts folder. My blog has become focused mostly on herbalism in recent months, because that is where my current passion lies, and I am immersed in... Continue Reading →
My 2018 Herb Garden
I finally started sowing my seeds! So many seeds, so little space! I ordered the Lifeline Medicinal Herb Garden through Mountain Rose Herbs and didn't realize until it arrived that I might've gone a little overboard. There are 18 different kinds of seeds in the kit, plus all of the other things we already planned... Continue Reading →
Free Fire Cider!
Just yesterday, I made my first ever batch of a traditional remedy known as Fire Cider. Fire Cider is raw apple cider vinegar infused with garlic, ginger, horseradish, onion, and cayenne peppers over several weeks. You can also add almost any other herbs to the mixture, to tailor it to your own needs and preferences. ... Continue Reading →
Apple Cider Vinegar – Helpful or Just Hype?
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is probably one of the most widely known "natural cures" on the market today. I started drinking it to help with upset stomachs, and continued because of the reputed health benefits. Several friends use it to treat heartburn and swear by it, and these are not the types of people who... Continue Reading →
DIY Ginger Syrup and Candied Ginger
I love ginger. It's one of my all-time favorite ingredients. Especially the fresh root, although dried ginger will do. The spicy, sweet rhizome lends flavor and zing to almost any dish, and it is highly versatile in the kitchen. I often add it to smoothies or herbal tea blends, and find it to be uplifting... Continue Reading →
Smoothies-Evil Sugar Traps?!
So I signed up for a Pinterest account a few hours ago, and I'm finding it to be very interesting (ie. a willpower-destroying time-sucker lol). Pinterest asks you your areas of interest when you sign up, so I already had a board full of inspirational quotes, cute kitties, and an abundance of "healthy" recipes and tips when I... Continue Reading →
Eating for Optimal Health
I've been a dieter all of my life. Seriously, in 2nd grade I was eating Weight Watchers lasagna so I could fit into the communion dress that had been made for my mom when she was 7. I did it, but the weight came back, and then some more, and by high school I was... Continue Reading →