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Wakey Wakey, Eggs and Bakey!

Last night, Eric called me to rise from the couch and heating pad where I had nested to come outside. It was hard, but I went forth and out to the back porch, where a chorus of peeping frogs sang their joyous rhythm! It's the first time we've heard them this year, and it made my heart leap in my chest! Peeking between ...

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The Perfect Miso Soup Recipe

  Miso is delicious, nutritious, and very nourishing. In a pinch, I can make do with a dried powder packet to make a cup on the go, but nothing compares to a bowl of real miso made from scratch. Perfect Miso Soup 2 cups dashi (any broth will do, but dashi is the best) 1/4 block of tofu (silken or ...

Event: Asheville Herb Swap [Oct. 9, 2016]

Herbalists of Asheville are invited to a free herb swap! Harvest season is waning and winter is coming our way, It is time to take stock of what we have. Perhaps you made too much 4 Thieves Vinegar than you can use? Maybe you have spare seeds or dried herbs? Bring your excess and swap with others in your community! ...

Things I Love: Herbal Zines and Honest Communication

Herbal Zines! I love it! UGH. Has February been dragging you down as much as it has me? I've been accomplishing many things and slogging through but lordy, has it been an uphill battle to keep motivated! What do you do to keep yourself inspired and moving during your energetic lows? In other news, I ...

To my friends, family, and readers who drink

Let's get a little serious. We all know that I am a brewer and lover of good booze. I love to share my drink recipes and such with the world, hence this blog - but I'm a healer first. Let's talk about "conscious drinking." I live in a town full of breweries, wineries, cider houses...often even winning the title ...

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Mother Earth Produce: From Local Farms to Your Front Door

For years, I was a meat and potatoes kind of girl. I even called myself a "pastatarian" years before the Flying Spaghetti Monster became a thing. It wasn't until after I turned 21 that my tastes began to change, allowing a wider experience in food than ever before...sushi, seaweed, spinach greens, salads, and ...

Book Review: Make Some Beer by Erica Shea and Stephen Valand

Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg Let me start off by saying this: I live in Asheville, North Carolina. It has been voted Beer City USA for a few years, and there are, at the moment of posting, 13 craft breweries listed by the Asheville Ale Trail in and around this small ...

How to find your local beekeepers

Buncombe County Beekeepers! I recently had someone ask me for help with finding her a few local beekeepers in her area. She wanted a source for local honey but was also interested in tending bees in her own backyard. She just didn't know where to begin with the equipment, climate, local laws and everything else! ...

Asheville Herb Festival 2014

Asheville Herb Festival 2014 This year was the 25th anniversary of the Asheville Herb Festival.  I have attended every year but one since we moved to Asheville. It's a great gathering of likeminded herb and sustainability-focused vendors and I always run into friends there, like my friend Celeste, and Ashley, ...

Fermentation on Wheels!

Fermentation on Wheels Are they coming to your neighborhood? They'll be in mine, soon!   What is Fermentation on Wheels? Fermentation on Wheels is a community of gastronomic nomads with a mission to eat thoughtfully, teach fermentation, and connect people with their local food source. We are traveling the ...

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Local Business Love: West Asheville

Good day, folks!  I recently spent a lovely day accomplishing wonderful things around West Asheville, like getting my ukulele restrung and tuned, eating Thunderstruck Coffee Porter ice cream in a Cinnamon Waffle Cone (I love you, The Hop!) and culminating in an herbal mead class at Asheville School of Holistic ...

Good Morning, Snakes!

I wasn't upset in the slightest about the two giant, earth shaking rolls of thunder that pealed out at 2 and 3 am, respectively. I said "Good Morning, Snakes!" and rolled over and went back to sleep, grinning into my pillow. I don't remember where I heard the story that thunder wakes up snakes, but I know it has to ...

Hominy Creek Fuel Oil Spill – Take Action!

photo by Zen Sutherland In recent weeks there have been horrific toxic spills and other environmental disasters on the east coast of the United States. First, the chemical spill in Elk River in West Virginia that is still tainting the water supplies of hundreds of thousands of people, the week-long spill that ...

Honey (and Cider!) around Asheville – 2013

Beekeepers from places as diverse as the Fynbos region of the Western Cape of South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, and Vancouver Island in Canada are sending jars and jars of honey to Asheville to be judged, and proceeds help benefit the non-profit Center for Honeybee Research. From the Asheville Citizen-Times: "For the ...

Raspberry Allergy?

Aww, drat! After a few in-home experiments, I've got a strong suspicion that I have developed a mild raspberry allergy! I got some lovely fresh berries from Stepp Orchards via Mother Earth Produce and had a handful right away.  A bit later, I realized that my tongue was a little tingly and burning and that my ...

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