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I recently received a wonderful book entitled, “The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” by Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley. http://sioux-chef.com/ These 2 fabulous cooks are at the forefront of food in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. They are quickly gaining popularity for their use of fresh, local foods but what I love best about this book is its […]Read more »
Cold/flu season is upon us and having your sore throat lozenges ready is a great idea. At The Mother Earth News Fair in Topeka last month, I had the pleasure of sharing practical “hands-on” throat lozenge making with a number of participants. Join in making your own herbal throat pastilles/lozenges, which are tasty, simple to […]Read more »
Guest post by Grit Blogger Mary Murray Something new I’m cleaning with this year is a twist on an ancient recipe for Thieves’ Vinegar. It’s said this vinegar was used to fight the Black Plague, and while there are more than a few dust bunnies that need shooing away, trust me, the old farmhouse isn’t THAT […]Read more »
A Guide to Edible Flowers By Grit Blogger Karen Newcomb Many good cooks love to add new ingredients to their meals, not only their favorite herbs or spices, but an edible flower or two. Many herbs do double duty in the garden because their flowers are also edible. No garden should be without an herb garden […]Read more »
Thank you Desiree Bell from Mother Earth Living for this post. Desiree Bell is inspired by botanicals and natural materials. She is a vegetarian who has a certificate in herbal studies and a certificate from Australasian College of Health Sciences in Aromatherapy. When she isn’t in her suburban garden, hiking or crafting, she is teaching […]Read more »
My life is often spent doing many things with my hands. I love to dig in the dirt, play catch with my boys, camp and craft many things. There is not much glamour to mucking out stalls or cleaning chicken coops, but I still like to treat myself and to take care of my skin. […]Read more »
Homemade Organic Skin Toner Video by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Facial toner perks up your skin tone and your complexion — and an inexpensive DIY all-natural toner is quick to whip up. Senior Editor K.C. Compton creates her recipe from a witch hazel base, green tea and essential oils. Follow her directions here for a bright start […]Read more »
Making Elderberry syrup by Betty Fikes Pillsbury “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!” If you are a Monty Python fan, you will recognize that quote. If you are not a Monty Python fan, look it up! Folklore holds that sitting under an elder on Midsummer allows one to see the […]Read more »
Herbal teas have been around for centuries. Drinking herbal teas offer many different healthy and well being benefits.The calming practice of drinking tea can be incorporated into a part of your morning or night routines. There is just something soothing about sipping a warm tea that gives us a moment to be mindful of […]Read more »
DIY Herbal Salve with Natural Herbs Video by Mother Earth Living Skin is the first line of defense against sharp edges, hot coils and infections. Skin problems such as cuts, burns, rashes and many more can be treated with an herbal salve made from natural herbs. Salves are thickened ointments made from infused oil, beeswax […]Read more »