May 2013

Flavorful Fennel

May 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

  Considered one of the most under-utilized produce picks,¬†fennel is full of suprises and bursting with flavor. To prepare fennel, cut away the stalks and leaves from the bulbs, saving them to flavor vegetable stock,¬†or for use in other dishes. Discard the outer layers of the bulb and cut away any discolored [ to read more ]

Eight Super Herbs For Arthritis

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Turmeric: The spice that gives curry its bright yellow color contains the potent anti-inflammatory chemical curcumin. Turmeric improves arthritis symptoms and reduces blood levels of inflammatory chemicals. Ginger: Another curry spice, ginger decreases pain and inflammation. In one clinical study, 250 mg of ginger in [ to read more ]

Staying Healthy in an Unhealthy World

May 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

Healthy immune function begins with what you feed your body. Plant foods like fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the basis for healthy immune functions. Regular exercise, getting enough rest, and managing stress are the three most important aspects of a strong immune system. Certain herbs can help support [ to read more ]

Herbal Musings

May 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

I love herbs and use them daily in so many ways. How blessed we are to share this beautiful planet with them. Dream Sachet~ Mix the following dried herbs in a bowl- 1/4 cup each, mugwort, catnip and lavender buds. Tuck the herbs into small squares of brightly colored fabric. Sew up the squares and place the sachets [ to read more ]