January 2014

Eating Well for Energy

January 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

A cold winter, it is. And with the freezing temperatures comes the need to fuel the body with wholesome foods and beverages. I’m simmering a broth today for dinner tonight. It’s very simple to make and you can sip the broth as is,¬†or add vegetables to it and make a delicious soup. 1- 32 ounce can of low [ ...click to read more ]

Healing Herbal Teas

January 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Upset Tummy 1 teaspoon peppermint leaves 1 teaspoon lemon balm leaves Add herbs to a large mug, pour in 1 cup of boiling water Steep 5 minutes, strain and drink.       Nausea 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh ginger root 1/2 teaspoon red clover 1teaspoon chamomile flowers Add herbs to a large mug, pour in 1 [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 6

January 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Herbal Housekeeping… For mold problems on bathtub grout, mix 1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar and 10 drops of pure tea tree oil with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on mold and don’t rinse it off. Weeky applications will prevent mold from returning. Stuffy rooms? Place a cotton [ ...click to read more ]

January in the Herb Garden

January 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Most of the U.S. has been in a deep freeze for several days, and some states still are and will be for quite some time. The benefits of snow: Freshly fallen, uncompacted snow is full of trapped air. Because this air barely moves, heat transfer is greatly reduced, thus slowing heat-flow from the warmer ground to the [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 5

January 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Add a sprig or two of fresh rosemary to frozen corn while it cooks. What a delicious flavor, you won’t miss the butter or the salt. Steam fresh zucchini and spring onions with chopped, fresh oregano for a delicious “Italian taste.” Start the new year off right by cleaning out your herb rack. Chances [ ...click to read more ]