Cliff Rose (Cowania mexicana) - this wild scraggly yet graceful shrub of the pinon juniper scrub forest, which blooms in early summer, fragrant blossoms turning to wiry hairy seed pods... the scent is intoxicating, and seemingly difficult to capture and preserve. But these blooms have been calling to me, for … Continue reading Cliff Rose Swoon
I have a giant stack of orders to fill and products to restock to fill said orders today, before an epic Sunday adventure and a whole week of birthdaying! So I needed a little motivation... Once upon a time I used to make mate mocha maca lattes.... To get thru dawn inventory days at … Continue reading Saturday morning motivational sipping….
Wandering in the grey overcast morning, grateful for the cool rain clouds hovering close, I stop at the profusely blooming elder bush that offers me flowers each week for food and medicine. Most days I turn them into cordials, syrups and tinctures, but today, I felt it was the day for fritters. But not … Continue reading The Best thing to happen to breakast….Elderflower & Cauliflower Fritters
Today I'm making a sacred spiritual cleansing plant bath in the solstice summer sun to cleanse and uplift my heart after a very challenging emotional week. It's warm and the sun infused flowers, herbs and water will brew all morning for an afternoon cleansing ritual! Uplifting marigold and rose blossoms for my heart. Rosemary, sage, … Continue reading Summer Solstice Flash sale!
Shamana Flora Online Course is open for 2016 registrations!! My 6 month Online Course, an Introduction to Shamanic Herbalism, is open again for new registrations in 2016! Its been far more popular than I ever anticipated over the last two years, and I'm so thrilled to welcome new students this summer! The course is a … Continue reading Shamana Flora Online Course Registration and Scholarships
Elderfleur Cordial Fresh Elderflowers (to fill a jar 3/4 full- destemmed) or 1 c dried elderflowers rind of 1/2 lemon juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup white cane sugar 1 tsp fennel seed 3 cloves 1/8 tsp vanilla bean powder 24 oz 50% alcohol (vodka) Mix in a glass quart jar, cap and brew for … Continue reading Sweet Summer Medicine- Elderflower Cordial
Just added today to the Apothecary! Piñon Pine Tree Spirit Essence! Pinon Pine Spirit Essence made from the Mama Pinon tree on my property. She's an old wise mother tree, shedding oodles of nuts in the fall , feeding the flocks of pinon jays, and dancing in the wind each night. The essence is a … Continue reading Pinon Pine Tree Spirit Essence