Looking at the Research: Caramel Color

It is hard to learn to educate yourself on what is good and bad for your health. With our Looking at the Research series I hope to offer you the means to do it a little more simply, simply through practice at reading research papers. Today’s paper we will be looking at is Food caramels:…

Looking at the Research: Preservatives

I love the idea of the Seventh Generation brand. I have been using products from this company for years to clean around my home. Dish soaps, laundry detergent, counter cleaner, bathroom cleaners, you name it. I felt good about these products. Unfortunately about a year ago it became strikingly obvious that the dish soap was…

Why are they ESSENTIAL Fatty Acids?

You have probably heard the term essential fatty acids, or EFAs before. Everyone says you need them but why? Are they really that important. Consider this: we know that supplementing and eating EFAs helps to tread a number of diseases and disease symptoms. If we then maintain a diet that has EFAs in correct proportion…

Celebrate Herb Day: Botanical Walk Part 6

Today is our last day of our botanical walk for celebrating National Herb Day. We celebrated all May playing bingo and through June as well with our botanical walk with all of our bingo answers. I hope you enjoy learning about each of these plants and that you will look forward to playing next year….

Celebrate Herb Day: Botanical Walk Part 5

Thank you everyone for playing our botanical bingo in 2019. I hope you enjoy our botanical walk for celebrating National Herb Day. We celebrated all May playing bingo and through June as well with our botanical walk with all of our bingo answers. Look forward to see our winners posted in our July newsletter. I…

Celebrate Herb Day: Botanical Walk Part 4

Thank you everyone for playing our botanical bingo in 2019. I hope you enjoy our botanical walk for celebrating National Herb Day. We celebrated all May playing bingo and through June as well with our botanical walk with all of our bingo answers. Look forward to see our winners posted in our newsletter. I hope…

Celebrate Herb Day: Botanical Walk Part 3

I hope you are all enjoying our Botanical Bingo for National Herb Day. We celebrate this all month long by posting about different herbs on our social media platforms. If you have not yet had a chance to play there is still time to catch up. Find more details on how to play and what…

Celebrate Herb Day: Botanical Walk Part 2

I hope you are all enjoying our Botanical Bingo for National Herb Day. We celebrate this all month long by posting about different herbs on our social media platforms. If you have not yet had a chance to play there is still time to catch up. Find more details on how to play and what…

Celebrate Herb Day: Botanical Walk Part 1

I hope you are all enjoying our Botanical Bingo for National Herb Day. We celebrate this all month long by posting about different herbs on our social media platforms. If you have not yet had a chance to play there is still time to catch up. Find more details on how to play and what…

Coriander/Cilantro: The 2017 Herb of the Year

Back in 2017 the herb of the year was labeled as coriander/cilantro. This herb never had shown up in my life as being that helpful so I skipped posting about it. Now it keeps showing up in weird places. It took me some time to understand that cilantro is the name given to the fresh…

Hops: The 2018 Herb of the Year

Everyone probably has had some experience with hops in one way or another. This lovely sedative herb was made popular by monks who began to brew beer with it for a unique flavor. Beer can be made with other herbs but today this is the most common flavor you will find. The strobile, a unique…

Anise-Hyssop: The 2019 Herb of the Year

The first thing I learned about the 2019 herb of the year that it is neither anise (Pimpinella anisum) nor is it hyssop (Hyssopus spp.). Anise-hyssop is a plant in the Agastache genus, part of the mint family. It does smell similar to anise but this does not mean they should be used interchangeably. There…