“Let’s Talk About” Series

“Let’s Talk About” series is what I call my herbal profiles, articles on nutrition and holistic health, and other such things.

Ticks and Lyme Disease: The Next Steps

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 my mind and will towards healing, cleaning, purging myself of any undesired presence. I kept thinking of holy fires and purifying flames!  Symptom-wise, I felt generally raw, tender, ...

What is an Electuary?

What is an Electuary?

I'm an old fashioned girl. I'm not talking candlelight and roses, although that's nice. I'm talking about food preservation, medicine making, cooking methods, and brewing. I like old, tried and true methods, and I'm a sucker for ye olde tyme vocabularie wordes, too. So, back when I was selling herb-infused ...

Let’s Talk About: Local Honey!

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 I have my own hives and bees to tend to, as it feels like cheating to sell another beekeeper's honey without adding my own touch to it, infusing it with lovely herbs. Here's a recent ...

Let’s Talk About: Peppermint

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 you plant a bit of mint? It is great for teas, recipes, and even makes a great wine! Rapidly growing and even considered invasive by many, mint has been part of medicinal gardens as ...

Let’s Talk About: Honey vs Sugar

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 that it has over physical and mental wellness. One of the biggest issues that I've learned about is related to the amount of sugar that it in the modern day diet. Sugar sneaks into your life ...

Chickweed as an Herbal Ally

Chickweed as an Herbal Ally

Poor Little Chickweed Hush now, don't tell! I'm harboring a fugitive. She is constantly under attack by my neighbors for being a pest - they try to poison her, stab her, slash her, cover her in mulch and choke her out...but don't you worry. She's safe in my backyard, for now, poor thing. Her name is Stellaria Media, ...

Pixie's Pocket