Let’s Get Bitter

You often hear people say that they love sweet foods or salty foods but rarely do you hear people claiming affection for bitter foods. Mores the pity because bitter tasting foods and herbs are so important to our overall health. If you have anxiety issues, menopause symptoms, digestive problems or a host of other health […]

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A Medicine Chest in Your Kitchen

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with an upset stomach or felt that “scratchy” sensation in your throat signally the imminent arrival of a cold on a Sunday evening when no place is open to get help? Don’t despair relief maybe just a few steps away – in your kitchen […]

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Supporting Your Immune System

Well Fall is almost here and with it comes the dreaded cold and flu season unfortunately! When it comes to cold and flu season, it’s true to say, “the best defense is a good offense”.  You may be used to waiting for the bugs to come and get you and then you take remedies to […]

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Delicious Herbal Recipes for Summer

Summer is such an awesome time to explore the taste of herbs in new and unique ways. Chop up a little basil and throw it in you salad; calendula petals are a great addition to omelettes; borage and lemon balm taste wonderful in fruit salads… The list goes on!

This month we thought we would share […]

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Growing Herbs in Pots

This month we are going to look at growing herbs in pots because what could be better than having herbs close at hand no matter where you live! Whether you live in an apartment or have acreage container gardening can be a wonderful way to grow herbs.

A wide range of culinary and medicinal herbs can be grow in pots […]

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Surviving Allergy Season with Herbs

While some eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring each year, others shudder in anticipation of the accompanying return of seasonal allergies. But don’t despair, help maybe as close as your backyard or local woods and meadows.

We are extremely fortunate in this area to have an abundance of herbs that can go to bat against season […]

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Time to Get Herb Gardening!

With the wonderful early spring weather arriving, it is time to start thinking about planting an herb garden full of wonderful plants to make your own teas, medicines and delicious culinary treats. To help get you started we have described some of our favourites that grow well in our area and have a multitude of […]

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Chocolate & Roses – for love and health

Chocolate and roses – are there any two items more closely associated with romance? With Valentine’s Day upon us this month we thought it would be fun to look at the lore around these two plants and the healthy benefits of both (yes, chocolate is good for us!).

Chocolate – food of the Gods 

Chocolate is derived from […]

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Beating the Winter Blues with Herbs

January can be a tough month for many of us. The post-holiday let down coupled with gray skies, a snow-covered world, reduced activity as well as the cold temperatures of winter can all lead to what is known as the “Winter Blues.” The Winter Blues (often called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD) involves feelings of […]

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The Joy of Christmas with Herbs

So the joy of Christmas is almost upon us, but unfortunately all that “joy” can sometimes have a down side. Fortunately herbs can help bring the joy back when this happens!
From digestive upsets from all the food and stress, to over excited kids, to anxiety and depression, hangovers and colds from depressed immune function herbs […]

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