The Healing Power of Comfrey

December 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Comfrey – Symphytum officinale (Boraginaceae plant family). Native to Europe and Asia; naturalized all over the world. Loves rich soil and full sun. Under ideal conditions comfrey can grow to a height of 5 feet. Comfrey is a hardy, upright, leafy perennial that dies back in winter and re-emerges in late spring. [ ...click to read more ]

Yule Blessings

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

First day of winter is Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 04:88 UTC. Celtic Blessing – Prayer The food is put away for winter The crops are set aside to feed us The cattle are come down from the fields The sheep are in from the pasture The land is cold, the sea is stormy, the sky is gray The nights are dark, but we [ ...click to read more ]

Balancing the Chakras

December 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Major chakras and their functions: Within the yogic teachings, seven major chakras are assigned specific qualities, and each minor chakra also has a role to play when it comes to regulating the flow of vibrational energy in the body. Crown Sahasrara– This chakra rests at the top of the skull. Often when we are [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 24

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The ancient Egyptians called the aloe “plant of immortality” and Cleopatra used the gel to help preserve her beauty and tighten sagging skin on her neck and face.                                                                       -o0o- Named [ ...click to read more ]

Herbal Cocktails

November 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

Herbs and spirits seem to go together. Many of today’s premium liqueurs are made from centuries old recipes that paired herbs with alcohol. For example, Benedictine was made from a secret blend of herbs, closely guarded by the monks who distilled the drink. Creme de menthe’s flavor comes from Corsican mint, Mentha [ ...click to read more ]

Autumn Recipes

November 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Greek Chicken and Potatoes 1/2 cup olive oil plus 3 tablespoons for greasing the pan 2 pounds of bone-in chicken 2 pounds of baking potatoes or you can use red potatoes 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1/2 teaspoon each sea salt and freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 [ ...click to read more ]