Tag: sage

It’s Winter Solstice- Celebrate with Sage

Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year and the beginning of Winter. We toast days past and make plans for the year to come… One herb I associate with Winter is Sage. It’s in lots of recipes for cold weather foods, and drinking and…

How to use Sage Balm

Herbal balms are a simple, natural way to care for your skin. Similar to herbal salves which are made with oil and wax, balms also contain vegetable butter, making them extra rich and moisturizing. Balms can be used for both healing and beauty. I use them…

Kitchen Herbalism: Sage

Kitchen Herbalism: Sage

When you think of herbal medicine, do you think of Sage? Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis), the same Sage that’s on your kitchen spice rack, is antibacterial, anticatarrhal, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral. It’s thought of as “cleansing” and has been used throughout history to treat illness…

Sage, Winter’s green

December = Nothing to do in the garden, devouring each seed catalog as it arrives in the mail. No snow yet so I can still see some green out there including Chives, Lemon Balm, and Sage. Garden or Common Sage (Salvia officinalis) has become one of…

A Hot Holiday Break

A Hot Holiday Break

It’s a humid 95° and I’m taking a break, hiding indoors, catching up on computer work. We’ve been planting and watering, planting and watering, for about 6 weeks. I’m starting to get pooped but the garden is so exciting right now! Birds, bees, rabbits, chipmunks,…

Spring Cleaning in the Online Store

Spring Cleaning in the Online Store

After a long, cold, dark Winter, it always feels so good to throw open the windows, shake off the cobwebs, and do some serious Spring cleaning! I’ve had this “cleaning itch” about my online store too. You may remember that I used to offer different…

Grow your own Smudge

Grow your own Smudge

I adore using White Sage as incense. You too? But it’s considered endangered, so it’s better to use only what we can grow, not take from wild populations. Did you know regular ol’ Garden Sage makes a beautiful smudge?

Culinary Herbs: the apothecary in your pantry

Culinary Herbs: the apothecary in your pantry

You might be tempted to beeline into the Wellness Department when looking for a remedy, but some of the best herbal medicine can actually be found hiding out in the Produce Department (or maybe in your own garden!). Culinary herbs not only offer us nutrition…