Month: September 2011

Love essential oils? Or Avoid them?

Love essential oils? Or Avoid them?

Talking with a friend who’s just beginning to use essential oils has me reflecting on my own journey with these remarkable (and occasionally controversial) oils. It was an interest in aromatherapy that put me on the path to herbalism, so I’m curious about how others…

Autumn chill? Add a little spice!

Autumn chill? Add a little spice!

Autumn seems to have started early for me! I’ve been cold and craving spicy teas like this awesome Herbal Chai for a couple of weeks already! Ingredients: 1 part Star Anise 1 part Ginger (1 part if dried, 2 parts if fresh) 1 part Cardamom…

Is it Garden or Micro-Farm?

Is it Garden or Micro-Farm?

Rescued this old post from my original (now completely lost) blog. I was glad to find it, so thought I’d repost it even though the timing is off- it was written in the Springtime 🙂 Here’s my husband Hawkeye just before he heads to the…

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope

This is a difficult story of rape survivors in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The current statistic is every hour in the day 48 women are raped. So in addition to the horrible death toll of war, thousands of woman and children are left…

Do you Drink or Wear your tea?

Do you Drink or Wear your tea?

I’ve been growing Holy Basil in the garden for three years and only fall deeper in love with each passing season! When you meet this plant, you understand instantly why it is so revered; its fragrance is truly heavenly! Being so useful medicinally while being…