April 2015

Your “Sweet Smelling” Home

April 26, 2015 // 6 Comments

My colleagues at work were talking about air fresheners. I wondered to myself, “What synthetic chemicals do they put in those things?” Searching the internet brought up a lot of negative information about commercial air “fresheners”. I would agree that few things are more pleasant than coming home and walking [ ...click to read more ]

Superb Herbs

April 17, 2015 // 6 Comments

Garden centers and nurseries are full of bedding plants this month. More than ever, herbs are extremely popular. With such an array to choose from it’s a hard decision. I’m often asked to recommend the “best herbs.” As far as herbs are concerned – all of them in my opinion. Here are [ ...click to read more ]

Easy Herbal Recipes

April 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

Basil: Create an easy pesto sauce by combining: 1 cup fresh basil leaves, 3 tablespoons of walnuts, 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves garlic. Puree in a food processor. If too thick, add a bit more oil. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week. [ ...click to read more ]

From the Herb Basket – 22

April 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

Milk thistle tea can help prevent post nasal drip. Sipping a cup or two daily reduces post nasal drip, runny nose and other pollen-triggered miseries. Milk thistle’s active ingredient [ silymarin] encourages the liver to flush out symptom-lingering immune proteins. Check your local health store for Alvita Milk [ ...click to read more ]

All About Bee Balm

April 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

Bee Balm ~ Monarda Didyma – Lamiaceae Native to North America and discovered by the Indians, it is the ingredient in the famous Oswego tea. The Oswego Indians brewed the Bee Balm leaves into a refreshing tea for stamina and for medicinal purposes. The Oswego Indians introduced white settlers to the health [ ...click to read more ]