Herbalism

Herbal Healing with Mullein

In a couple of weeks I will be traveling home to see my family after over a year of separation, yay! In preparation for traveling I am stocking up on all the necessary herbal remedies both for myself and for my partner who will be home alone for 6 weeks while I am in California.… Continue reading Herbal Healing with Mullein

Fermented Food

Sourdough Bread :: my favorite recipes

I have been making sourdough bread for a couple of years now. Finally my breads and sourdough desserts are improving, mostly thanks for actually following recipes found on several different blogs. In this post I will share with you my favorite blog/recipe for regular, salty sourdough as well as other sourdough desserts as well as… Continue reading Sourdough Bread :: my favorite recipes

Gardens & Ecology

The Benefits of an Herbal Garden

Many people are getting into gardening for the first time while others are seasoned gardeners appreciating all the work that has gone into their plot over the years. I suppose I fall somewhere in between and have been tending to small gardens for years, last year my partner and I took our garden to the… Continue reading The Benefits of an Herbal Garden

Herbalism

Orange Peel and Lemon Verbena Tea

In our house we make herbal tea daily and have been drinking a combination of lemon verbena leaves & orange peel tea for relaxation and immune system support plus Reishi mushroom tincture for the last several months. This formula is immune supporting (orange peel + reishi) and also relaxing (lemon verbena). This isn't necessarily the… Continue reading Orange Peel and Lemon Verbena Tea

Sprouting and Germinating

Germinated Lentils and Beans

Sprouting is an easy and efficient way to make the most of store bought dry goods like seeds, grains, and even beans. The words germination and sprouting can be used interchangsbly and refer to the transformation of a seed into a young plant. Unlike a traditional garden however, you do not need sun to germinate… Continue reading Germinated Lentils and Beans