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Persephone Mead - sacred brewing with Amber Shehan

Sacred Brewing: Persephone Mead

Of Persephone, Kore, Prosperine – the Greek goddess of Spring, and of the mead brewed for her. Here’s to going inward, to facing the underworld, and to returning decked in flowers and wiser for the journey.

Spicy Cocoa-Infused Honey Recipe

Infused honey can be a truly delicious treat! My long-time readers know that I used to vend herb-infused honeys both online and at local markets. Some days, I miss making huge batches of infused honey and visiting places where I could sell them, but I just couldn’t hack it. I have this blog, a full-time…

Cocoa Honey: A decadent treat

A rich treat made with honey and three different forms of chocolate -so simple, yet so delicious!

Saint Gobnait – She of the Bees

So many of my dream destinations are sacred places, and quite a few are in Ireland. One site I wish to visit fits both of those categories: Baile Bhúirne, also known as Balleyvourney, Co. Cork, where the statue, home, grave, and sacred well of Saint Gobnait receive pilgrims and petitioners to this day. Saint Gobnait…

Behind the scenes: a tour of Miso Master

There are few foods that are as nourishing to me as Miso. I used to be a meat and ‘taters kind of girl, with little to no green, raw, or fermented foods in my diet. When a friend invited us to try sushi for the first time, Eric and I were dubious and didn’t expect to find…

dandelion by Modern Scribe Photography - featured on "Dandelion Fritters" recipe on

A bit about Dandelion: Herbal and Culinary Recipes

Dandelions. Dandelions are amazing! My longtime readers know that I often wax poetic about this despised “weed” – I sing songs to plants I find in my yard, stick flowers in my hair, and end up with yellow fingertips all spring long from preparing flowers for all sorts of dandelion recipes. I’ve made quite a few recipes…

Chickweed as an Herbal Ally

Chickweed is overlooked at best and hated by many for being an invasive plant – but this little herb is a wonderful friend to work with.

Gentle, Nourishing Tea Blend (Pregnancy-Safe)

This blend is made of nourishing herbs that are rich in nutrients and vitamins, as well as gentle herbs that soothe the raw emotions. It’s delicious and useful for anyone, but it is especially nice for pregnant people.

Let’s Talk About Tinctures, Elixirs, and Cordials

I love herbs, and I also enjoy alcohol. My dedicated readers know for sure that I adore honey…so it shouldn’t surprise you that I generally do my best to combine those three ingredients in as many forms as possible.

bone broth (photo by nathan dumlao)

Bone broth: Thoughts and Techniques

In this guest post, Liane gives a compelling argument for bone broth as a nutrient-rich food, even if it isn’t the miracle cure it is touted to be!

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