“Let’s Talk About” Series

Ticks and Lyme Disease: The Basics of Lyme

In this picture, there are three ticks under my bodice that I don't know about yet. Image by AnimazeGuy Chapter 1: The...

Ticks and Lyme Disease: The Next Steps

Chapter 1: The Bite Chapter 2:  The Next Steps The days between getting the bite and seeing the doctor were not idly spent. I turned...

I am addicted to sugar, and so are you.

Occasionally I have to just cut out the crap. The crap being sugar. My body just doesn't appreciate copious amount of it, which is a...

Let’s Talk About Tinctures, Elixirs, and Cordials

My apothecary is packed tight with jars and those jars are full of strange floating herbal bits in colored liquid, waiting for their time to...

Let’s Talk About: Local Honey!

Every now and then, folks ask if I ever sell plain, local honey in my shop. Unfortunately, I won't feel quite right doing this until...

DIY Skin Care: Smearing Honey on your Face

[convertkit form=985098] Honey can serve as a wonderful product to add to your beautification rituals! I encourage you to use local honey from a natural...

Let’s Talk About: Peppermint

If you want something quick and easy to grow that will spread like wildfire and provide you with a bounty of uses, might I suggest...

Let’s Talk About: Ginger Herbal Remedies

Gingerbread, gingersnaps, pickled ginger, candied ginger, powdered ginger, fresh sliced ginger, ginger ale, ginger gum... I just can't get enough of ginger!  He is one...

Let’s Talk About: Honey vs Sugar

I spent most of my life as most other folks do, blissfully unaware of the content of the foods that I consume and the power...

Damiana: my favorite love potion ingredient

Damiana is bright and beautiful! I love damiana, you guys. It is seriously one of my favorite herbal allies, and definitely my favorite aphrodisiac. Damiana...

Foraging and Creating Violet Herbal Remedies

Well folks, now that I've shaken winter off like I shake sand crabs off my toes at the beach, I'm ready to share what's been...