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Let’s Talk About: Goldenrod Recipes and Remedies

Goldenrod, Solidago, Golden Dagger! Many people take one look at goldenrod and run in the other direction, sneezing and coughing, but goldenrod is NOT the...

August Wildflower Mead – A Success and Recipe of sorts

Queen Anne's Lace by Modern Scribe Photography In August 2012, I took it upon myself to wander around the yard and...

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....

How should I store honey?

I often have readers inquiring about the proper storage of honey. That's a great question, and one with a super-easy answer! How should I store honey?...

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...

2011 Autumn Herb Exchange

Pardon my lack of writing, but I've been recovering from my vacation.  I didn't overexert myself, but I have been so happy and relaxed, that a...

A Pixies Pocket Honey Giveaway!

Thank You, dear readers! As many of you may realize,  I have been moving my infused honey shop from it's longtime home at Etsy to...

Blackberry Mead: A One-Gallon Recipe

I can tell that it is truly summertime when I can gather large handfuls of blackberries from the wild brambles that surround the edges of...

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

Honey can serve as a wonderful product to add to your beautification rituals! I encourage you to use local honey from a natural beekeeper so...

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...

Busy Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper : NPR

Have you ever seen such a lovely thing? The Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee uses flower petals for nest building! These bee homes are simply gorgeous! I wish...

Mid-April Gardening Update

Well, it's been a beautiful couple of days here in Western North Carolina. The sun has been warm, and the breeze cool - the perfect...

Cocoa Honey: A decadent treat

Back in 2010 when I sold infused honey online and in local markets, I made a name for myself with one very popular honey: decadent,...

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...