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Calming Herbal Tea Blend

  I have an infant and a toddler.  It’s safe to say that I may or may not be certifiably “bat-shit-crazy.” Labels aside; one thing’s for certain– there are times in my day, (or heck, my whole day–I’m not gonna lie,) that I need I a physical or mental break.  …

Pregnancy Tea

Growing a new life is one of the highest honors ever bestowed upon me. And it’s hard work.  Ain’t gonna lie. During this special time, it’s important for me to nourish my body, and aside from a healthy diet, exercise, and efforts at relaxation; another important way I care for …

Nettle Soup Recipes

  One of my favorite times of year; the on-set of spring.  Coming out of a long, dark and wet winter, practically with moss growing on our backs, us Pacific Northwesterners are always grateful for the first hints of spring.  Crocuses, daffodils, burgeoning buds, and the ever-so-delicious nettle.  In a …

Butter Treats

It seems like– out of the thin air– Sweet Baby became a Sweet Toddler. How does this happen? She moves fast, thinks quickly, and very decisively wants what she wants! And one of the things she really wants is…  BUTTER! So, the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree, …

Herbal Infused Honey

The fruit of bees is desired by all, and is equally sweet to kings and beggars and it is not only pleasing but profitable and healthful; it sweetens their mouths, cures their wounds, and conveys remedies to inward ulcers. – Saint Ambrose Raw honey is by far and wide one …

How to Make Elderberry Elixir

Oh, magnificent elderberry!  Is there anything you can’t do? Sambucus nigra is a shrub in which the bark , flowers and berries have been used for centuries as powerful medicine.  Elderberry is effective in treating cold, flu and viruses, as well as stimulating the immune-system. It has even been used …

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