You might have used this spice in your culinary delights, but did you also know that Marjoram can do so much more? As an herb, or essential oil, Marjoram should be a part of your health and healing routine, for a wide variety of reasons: 1. Aids in healing bruises and sprains. Similar to Arnica, …Continue reading "The Powerful Healing Properties Of Sweet Marjoram"
One of the stables in my alternative medicine cabinet is Elderberry syrup, and during the cold and flu season, I tend to give a bottle as a gift, that is how much I believe in its versatile power. But, I have found that not everyone seems to know much about this dark and mysterious berry, …Continue reading "The Powerful Elderberry – Health Benefits And More"
While herbs and spices are mostly used for enhancing the flavor, look, and/or texture of food, these aren’t the only reasons why they’re essential to any household kitchen’s repertoire. Some herbs, spices, and flavor/aroma-enhancing ingredients have actual physiological effects that can help you relax and sleep better, effects that are sometimes comparable to the effects …Continue reading "3 Kitchen Herbs and Spices That Are Scientifically Proven to Help You Relax and Sleep Better"
The Stinging Nettle is a powerhouse both culinary as well as medicinal, that is often overlooked by the general public. Nettles or stinging nettles should be pre-cooked, unless you use them as a tea, and be handled with gloves at all times. The younger the leaves, the more tender the result, which will be …Continue reading "Stinging Nettle – A Healing Powerhouse"
I am currently partaking in a short tea detox – not a total fast, but a week-long partial detox that includes only water, teas, and restricted raw vegan meals. For someone who drinks an excess of 4 cups of coffee a day, I make it a point to do this at least twice a year, …Continue reading "Tea Detox – Tips, Tricks And Tea Recipes"
Disclaimer: The following post is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links. I received the item for free in return for an honest review. See disclosure page for details We use a lot of herbs and spices in our daily life. From making our own spice mixes to creating our own tea blends, making …Continue reading "A Gift I Did Not Know I Needed – Herb Scissors"
S is for Saffron: The world’s most expensive spice, this highly valued culinary addition is so powerful that only a few strands are needed to flavor and color an entire dish. Most imported saffron originates from Spain. The ground variety loses its flavor and is often not real saffron. Matches well with: risotto, soup, tomatoes, …Continue reading "Saffron – An A to Z Challenge Post"
Q is for Quassia Quassia or Jamaican wood is often added to sodas and bitters, but should be approached with caution. While it has been used as a digestive and to treat anorexia, it has reduced fertility in animal studies. Used as a contact insecticide as well (which makes you second guess drinking a soda …Continue reading "Quassia – An A to Z Challenge Post"
G is for Ginger: Did you know that it takes 9 months for ginger to reach maturity? Not until the flowers appear, the tops have begun to die, is the ginger ready to be harvested. Matches well with: chicken, chocolate, fruit, rice and tomatoes Healing Properties: aids against nausea, colic, menstrual cramps, travel sickness and …Continue reading "Ginger – An A to Z Challenge Blog Post"
F is for Fennel Fennel looks like a mixture between celery and dill, the thick layers of the stem end in thin dill-like leaves, but it taste like neither, more often referred to as “sweet-anise” in flavor. Often used in mediterranean cooking, the base and stems can also be eaten raw. Matches well with: sausages, …Continue reading "Fennel – An A to Z Challenge Post"