Winter Hot Chocolate Recipes

I am starting to think that chocolate is my favorite herb 😛 Gosh it has so many benefits but you can look at some of my older posts on that. This week I want to give you some different recipes to make hot chocolate. I am not really into the holiday spirits, the alcohol spirits…

Cinnamon Ornaments

This is a super easy and fun holiday craft for all ages. If you feel up for it, you can even make your own apple sauce to use which is a great treat to enjoy while you make these crafts. These can make great decorations for a tree, lovely air fresheners for your car during…

Aromatic Apple Sauce

Fall is well over now but if you still have some of your apple harvest sitting in your fridge, now is a perfect time to make some apple sauce and spice it up with some lovely aromatic herbs, scenting your home for the winter holiday season ahead. Apple sauce is one of the easiest things…

The Dancing Herbalist is Returning!

For a short time, in the winter of 2023, The Dancing Herbalist will be back! Since the start of Covid, we have pulled back on our manufacturing, product sales, and services. We will be returning with a new business model in 2023 and we look forward to sharing our new products and returning favorites with…

Kitchen Sink Chili

My largest complaint, that my local friends just don’t understand, has always been that it is hard to find a wide variety of fresh foods in Korea. There are many meat options, many options for grains, surprisingly many options for beans, many mystery greens that I still have to explore, but finding a wide variety…

Two Weeks In: Finding the Food

I think you can all agree with me that with the world ending, getting out to find good quality food is a battle in its own. After realizing I had food problems all over again and starting to track what I have been eating to see my patterns, being creative and finding my new food…

The First Steps: Food Journaling

The first step on any health journey is to know clearly where you are in the present moment. You cannot know where you are going with out knowing where you have come from. For me this means journaling. Years ago when I wrote my book on wellness for beginners I never thought I would be…

These Hard Times

I knew before it started but I didn’t know what was coming. I left and fled to safety. That is how I persevere: I remove myself from the problem. While this is not a healthy option it is one of survival. I left the States in the Sumer of 2019. I had every intention of…

Displaying Dry Plants

Once you have pressed your plants and flowers it is a simple job to get them mounted for display. Some of the items you will need to do this are: Water based glue such Elmer’s Acid free paper or cardstock Frames or lamination machine After about a week of pressing your plants they should be…

Preserving Plants for Display

I always see such lovely plants and I want to keep them so I can always see their beauty. One way I can keep some of their beauty around is to reserve them and create lovely art with the plants after I have pressed them.  Pressing plants at home is not too difficult. I grew…

Take a Walking Meditation

So often these days when I go for a walk my focus is on exercise. I have my music to pump me up and keep my step rate high and I get going! But a walk does not always need to be for exercise. While it is a great stress relief tool to exercise, taking…

Preserving and Storing Your Harvest

Once you have your herbs harvested what do you do to keep them fresh and usable year round? Drying Herbs Drying your herbs is the first key step to preserving them to use later. You can choose to make a fresh plant tincture but this does need to be done right after harvesting to prevent…