What is fire cider? It’s a spicy hot, deliciously sweet vinegar tonic. First concocted in the kitchen at the California School of Herbal Studies by Rosemary Gladstar in the early 1980’s, it was for teaching students how to make herbal preparations that were as much food as they were medicines. Fire Cider was among those […]
For tough colds, we use a a blend of herbs in a tincture at the start of symptoms. I like to have a good blend of herbs to assist in dealing with cold symptoms as well as supporting the immune system.
Hydroponics refers to any gardening system that uses primarily water instead of soil as the method of distributing nutrients. The word comes from the marriage of two different root words: Hydro meaning “water” and ponic meaning “to work.” Hydroponics is literally “the work of water,” the art of growing plants using water. The environmental impacts […]
Milk thistle, Silybum marianum, is also known as snake milk, milk ipecac, or emetic root. It can be used to help encourage milk flow in breastfeeding mothers, but is probably best known for it’s ability to support the liver. Milk thistle is actually kept on hand by European poison control centers due to it’s reputation […]
Landfills emit greenhouse gasses, poison ground water, and contaminate the surrounding soil. There are countless statistics about plastic in the ocean and how it’s destroying wildlife. We’re constantly reminded that we’re running out of vital resources, but we keep producing at larger and larger rates. But, the most important reason – it’s better for you. […]
Sewing is a great and valuable skill to have. If you have a basic knowledge of the equipment and vocabulary, then you can take on a seemingly endless number of sewing projects and create just about anything made of cloth. Now, I am no great tailor – I am just a beginner sewer. Everyone starts […]