Cool Down With Herbal Popsicles

We’re in the last month of the summer and the garden is in full bloom! I love being able to utilize the flowers and herbs coming up in the garden when they are at their peak of abundance. In a previous blog I talked about using the power of the sun to make a sun-infused … Continued

Matter Company – Combat Flu Season with Elderberry

Combat Flu Season with Elderberry

It’s the “battle of the bugs” season, as families everywhere find themselves trying to ward off various viruses at school, in the home, and in the outside environment. Thankfully, there’s a tiny, yet potent botanical sentinel that can help tip the scales in our favour: the elderberry.

My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe

Being a lady boss I often find prepping three healthy meals and staying on top of my diet can be a bit of a challenge.  Breakfast is one of the more difficult times of the day, as its easy for me to fill up on coffee and forget to have something in my tummy before … Continued

Lavender Tea Latte

After all the craziness of Christmas has subsided, its time to stop and take a well deserved break and enjoy a little “me” time. I love to curl up in my favourite chair with a good read and a soothing, transformative lavender tea latte. Delicate floral notes lightly sweetened with raw honey warms from the … Continued

Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe

  Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe With the days growing colder, I like to prepare for the impending cold and flu season by making a batch of herbal cough syrup to have handy when feeling under the weather. Instead of reaching for strong, over-the-counter cough medicines that often suppress a cough and the natural functions of … Continued

Sumac “SunTea” Lemonade

Pick 5-6 clusters of sumac berries (from trees that haven’t been sprayed) OR  Measure a few tablespoons of dried berries  Add the berries to a large glass jug, crush slightly to break down the fruit and cover with cool water. Using hot water will destroy some of the health benefits and leech bitterness from the tannins … Continued

Herbal “Sun Tea”

 Utilizing the power of the sun to brew a delicious, healing tea. I love this time in the garden when the flowers are in full bloom! During the peak of summer, most of a plant’s beneficial and medicinal power is held in its flower. Similarly, with the intensity of the sun at its strongest, midsummer is the … Continued

Winter Warming Elixir

Exposure to extreme cold and less light in the winter months can dampen our energy and overall vital force. Our system goes into hibernation – effectively slowing down, which can have an impact on our immune, digestive , circulatory and nervous system – in essence our over-all health. Using plant medicines that warm the blood and increase … Continued