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…

When is it Time to Work with a Professional Herbalist?

How long should you be exploring herbs on your own or at the suggestion of friends before you should be heading to work with a professional herbalist? This is a question that a lot of people never even ask themselves because they are unaware that professional herbalists even exist.  For the sake of this article,…

Herbal Product Shelf Life

I always get worried when I am seeing people post about making a tea, decoction, or other herbal infusions and then them using them a week later. AH! If there is just water in there and no preservatives that is bad, bad, bad! Lets talk about the shelf life of different herbal products today and…

Herbal Ghee

A delicious and healthy herbal treat that can be made at home, herbal ghee has its tradition stemming from Ayruveda in India. The benefits to using ghee are numerous. For myself, I find that I do not have the heavy bloating feeling associated with dairy when I have ghee. This plus the delicious taste makes…

Chai Tea to Warm the Soul

One of our fabulous interns from TDH has a recipe this week for you to enjoy! If anyone knows Carmen they know I can find humor in everyday mundane things. For example, when I’m working remotely at a coffee shop, I always chuckle when I hear people at the counter ordering chai tea lattes. You…

Warming Spice Cake

I love all the different ways I can add herbs into sweet foods. This recipe is no different. What better way to warm you up after a meal than a spice cake using delicious carminative herbs and circulatory stimulating herbs.. These herbs will not only keep you warm in the winter months but also help…

Pumpkin Mousse

Who doesn’t want a delicious pumpkin and herb filled desert? I sure want one. This is a delicious way to make a pumpkin desert for the holidays. This recipe is gluten free already so no need to make any adjustments. Ingredients 3 Eggs 1 cup milk 3/4 cup honey 1/2 cup milk 0.25 ounce unflavored…

Holiday Spice Cider

It is getting cooler, might one even say colder…..okay down right fridged! Winter is ready to rear its ugly head and freeze your little tootsies off. It even snowed here yesterday evening and while we were all outside wandering the streets catching flakes our bodies metabolism was slowing down. Why do we care about our…

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…