Plant Medicine for Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox is just around the corner, what plants and earth rhythms are you seeing around you in nature? What medicines are calling you to invigorate your body and spirit?  Here's an sample from the Ostara/Spring Equinox Plant Medicine for Earth Cycles lesson below!  (want to get the whole lesson?  Grab it on Sale until … Continue reading Plant Medicine for Spring Equinox

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The Best thing to happen to breakast….Elderflower & Cauliflower Fritters

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

No Cook Elderberry Syrup

My favorite elder syrup includes the berries and flowers, plus stimulating, warming spices to improve absorption and circulation.  I prefer not to overcook my elderberries by boiling for extended periods of time, and have found that excessive cooking weakens the potency of theelderberry medicine.  This syrup uses a strong 1:2 infusion of the herbs, which is preserved with honey and alcohol.  This syrup is … Continue reading No Cook Elderberry Syrup

Summer Tea for Chilling Out and Cooling Down

Stressed out, hot and bothered, summer Blues, overwhelmed by the intensity? 1/4 c fresh wild rose petals & leaves 1/4 c fresh elder blossoms 1 sprig fresh holy basil Honey to taste 1 quart hot water Ice Steep the herbs in hot water for 30 min, pour over ice. Go sit in the porch and … Continue reading Summer Tea for Chilling Out and Cooling Down

Salty kefir lassi with fresh herbs, lemon and chile

I've never been much for exceedingly sweet breakfast, even smoothies with lots of fruit can overdo me. This summer, on urgings from my body, I've been making a lighter, probiotic breakfast of kefir I've been making at home. Sometimes I add a little fruit, plus herbs and spices, sometimes cucumbers and other veggies, tomorrow I … Continue reading Salty kefir lassi with fresh herbs, lemon and chile