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.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we’re offering up a herbal “love potion” to get you in the mood!
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
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 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
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
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
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
Whether it’s atoning for holiday sins, resolutions involving kale, or just the desire to start the new year with a clean slate, January is the time that many of us turn to Green Juices for a little help. Starting the day off with an energizing and vitamin-rich juice is one easy way to eat … Continued
Ingredients: 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup icing sugar 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup rice flour (or cornstarch)* – this creates the crumbly texture 1 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped Optional: extra sugar to top *If you don’t have rice flour or cornstarch, just add an … Continued