This delicious and refreshing drink will quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Spearmint is a cooling aromatic plant, while hibiscus gives us a slightly sour or tangy taste. Along with the mint and hibiscus, I like to throw in a handful of fresh herbs from the garden: a sprig of lavender, a nasturtium leaf, some oregano, thyme, tarragon, chives, some violet leaves, and/or a few sprigs of lemongrass.
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This is a simple treat to make that tastes incredibly luxurious. We make this every spring, but never seem to make enough. We drizzle it on pancakes, French toast, ice cream, oatmeal, and, as seen in the photos, les petits palmiers (a French pastry).
This is a luxurious recipe that can potentially protect the skin from sun damage. It has a soft and silky feel to it, without leaving an oily feeling. Use it daily in the morning and night to protect your skin from sun damage. It can also be used to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.
This recipe pairs the slightly bitter taste of dandelion stems with the sour taste of a lacto-fermentation. The combination of this springtime bitter and fermentation is a powerful digestive aid. Several spices are added to the brine to give it a delicious flavor. These stems can be eaten as an appetizer, or minced and enjoyed over food, in sandwiches or mixed with veggies. If you don’t have dandelion stems you could try using other types of vegetable stems such as chard or kale.
This is a non-greasy pain ointment that is wonderful for bruises, sprains and strains, and aches and pains. It works best on closed-wound injuries and can be applied multiple times per day. If you don’t already have arnica and St. John’s Wort infused oils you can find a blend of these at Mountain Rose Herbs. This blend also includes lavender essential oil. I’ve seen this arnica cream recipe work like magic to erase intense bruises and to alleviate pain caused by injury. This recipe is based on Rosemary Gladstar’s Perfect Cream recipe.
This spicy olive oil can be drizzled on your pizza, soup or veggies, used as a bread dip or used to spice up your homemade salad dressing. The recipe below makes a medium spicy blend. Consider adding more or less chili flakes for your personal preference.
Rather than buying expensive tea blends from tea shops that use artificial ingredients, I’ve been creating delicious tea blends at home. Besides enjoying the process of making delicious teas I know I am using the best quality ingredients. These will make fancy, beautiful and delicious DIY gifts.
This tapenade recipe is one of thousands of variations. The result is a savory and salty spread that can be served before the meal or alongside it. When consumed regularly this tapenade can support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
This bitters recipe is perfect for daily use to support healthy digestion. I recommend taking a small amount before each meal. This can be taken straight on a spoon or added to sparkling water as a type of low alcohol “mocktail”.
Vitamin C is commonly used as a supplement to support immune system health. However, while supplementation is sometimes necessary, it’s almost always better to get our nutrients from whole food sources. This recipe is about making your own whole food Vitamin C Pills from herbs. These little pills are not only high in Vitamin C but also high in a plethora of important antioxidants and nutrients that work in synergy with the vitamin C.
I bring my herbal first aid kit with me whenever I take a trip. I have my basic kit ready to go at all times but I do like to customize it depending on the location and duration of the trip. I am always grateful to have my own trusted herbs along for the trip so I don’t have to suffer through minor complaints or rely on over-the-counter medicines from the pharmacy.