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"
I received the Youcopia spice steps for free in return for an honest review. All opinions are mine! I love working with herbs and spices, so much so, that I have written an entire book about making spice mixes. But because I have so many of them, it can get hard to keep all of …Continue reading "Organizing Your Home: YouCopia Spice Steps + Giveaway!"
Hi Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week! Once more it is time for the Friday Favorites, Finds, and Fill-Ins post, and I have some cool stuff to share. I was writing yesterday briefly that I had struggled with diastasis recti after the birth of my second child. For those of you who are …Continue reading "Friday Finds, Favorites and Fill-Ins # 62"
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"
Finding something to make for lunch that we can all eat safely, and that fits our different lifestyle choices can be challenging. So I like to experiment not only with different techniques, but also with flavors. which sometimes works, other times ends in total disaster – oh well. This recipe was inspired by my search …Continue reading "Vegan Pink Curry Recipe With Red Beets"
Ever thought about making your own spice mixes? Thought that this was a little too daunting of a task? Think again. Creating herb and spice mixes is easy, inexpensive and efficient, as well as a fun activity you can do together with your kids. But besides that it is a creative activity, that goes beyond …Continue reading "5 Reasons To Make Your Own Spice Mixes"
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"