Onion Syrup

This is one of the easiest, delicious, and medicinal kitchen medicine projects you can do at home. When I start talking about making onion syrups most people first don’t believe that it works. So a syrup is basically some kind of liquid and sweetener. To make an onion syrup you just layer rings of onions with…

Wildcrafting

**Please enjoy this article first published by TDH in 2015.** The use of wildcrafted herbs in clinical practice is very controversial. One has to consider the importance of the plant, its volume in nature, its ability to reproduce, the ease of harvest and identification, as well as the possibility of different chemical constituents being found…

COOKIES!!!!

I don’t normally write about things like this but I enjoy them and you will too! Healthy, nutritious, and seriously delicious cookies! A few years ago I bought ‘Vegan Cookies: Invade your cookie jar.’ A book all about vegan recipes for cookies. When I became gluten free I first went to this book. Now this…

How Milk Chocolate Can Have Less Sugar than Dark Chocolate

In terms of overall healthy properties, dark chocolate is generally seen as better for you. But depending on what you want from your chocolate, this could be a misleading assumption. What is in Chocolate? To understand how this is possible, you need to know that the only ingredient required for something to be considered “chocolate” in…

What Makes Chocolate Good for You

Is chocolate actually healthy? The buzz around chocolate these days is around flavonoids and trace minerals, some of the molecules that make cacao a so-called “super food.” But do you know what those things are, and more importantly, why they matter? 5 Reasons to Eat More Quality Chocolate Chocolate is good for us because it makes…

Herbal Truffles

Commonly called nut butter balls, there is no reason you cant make herbal treats with out chocolate as well. We have had some excellent recipes this month using chocolate and herbs but you can make nut butter versions as well (chocolate optional). Ingredients (bare minimum) 1 cup nut butter of your choice (almond, peanut, sunflower)…

Herbs for Stress Relief

This time of year we could also use a little extra stress support and I was already to tell you about four awesome herbs that you can use for stress relief. Then I noticed that I had already posted about those exact four herbs! Instead, lets  talk about how you can make an awesome nervine…

Arthritis and Herbs

Arthritis, yea it hurts and boy does it take a lot of work to get rid of it or reverse the progression. What?! You didn’t know you can do that? Unfortunately, not everyone can but if you start at the first signs of arthritis it is a simple path back to healthy joints. Arthritis is…

Aphrodisiac Chocolates

Aphrodisiac herbs are traditionally used to increase feelings of vitality, sexuality and intimacy.  Most importantly, the majority of our aphrodisiac herbs also moonlight as nervines, working to reduce the negative impacts of stress on our body- elevated stress levels being one of the primary contributing factors to low libido. Some of my favorite aphrodisiac herbs…

Herbal First Aid

Generally when we think of first aid we think of cuts, scrapes, and bruises. While it can get much more complicated than that, using herbs for first aid does not have to be challenging. NOTE: If you are serious about learning first aid I highly recommend starting with a class at a community college. Many…

Rose and Elderberry Chocolates

There are a few different ways to get herbs into your chocolates and they are all delicious. Last week we made reishi chocolates using powdered herbs. This is not the quickest way and it may not be ideal for some herbs that are hard to powder. Making a traditional chocolate truffle means you can use…

Reshi Chocolates at Home

Chocolate can be a great way to take your herbs. Really? Yea and its not hard to make a simple herbal chocolate that is not packed with sugar and dairy. A more complicated way of adding herbs to your chocolates is to infuse them in water, coconut oil, or cocoa butter. Look for how to…