Medicinal Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms can make a huge impact on your energy levels and ability to cope with stressors. Many also have amazing benefits to cure long standing illnesses and some of the more pervasive cancers. The three that I use most frequently are reishi, cordyceps, and maitake. Reishi This is a mushroom you may have already…

Home Chocolate Making for Beginners

It never seemed realistic to make chocolate at home. A chocolate tart, sure, but chocolate made from cacao beans? Impossible. Yet every couple of months, that’s exactly what I do. I even capture this experience on my website, in all of it’s it’s disastrous yet delicious glory. As one of your guest bloggers for this…

Customer Appreciation Month!!!

I have so many exciting thing to tell you about today for our entire exciting Customer Appreciation Month November 2017. This year we have even more exciting opportunities for you to get free herbal information, take classes, enjoy The Dancing Herbalist’s products, and get reduced priced consultations with our professional herbalists. Use this blog to…

Introduction to Oils

‘I’m into oils.’ OK? What does that mean? Individuals not experienced may often say this not knowing what they really mean. If an individual does not say they are into essential oils, fixed oils, or infused oils they are not yet someone you should take advice from because they are a beginner and information can…

What is Arnica Actually For?

So many people see arnica at my booth and get excited. They have heard of it and you probably have to. But do you know what it is actually good for? Most people’s thoughts first go to muscle pain or for bruises. Well this is completely correct. Arnica is a flower in the aster family….

Pancakes for Dinner!

Not all pancakes have to be loaded with sugar and cream. Pancakes can be savory and full of protein if you want them to be. This is my take on Korean Pancakes, a delicious and simple dish filled with eggs and vegetables that are great to share or for your own dinner, if you have…

Let’s Run Amok: Cambodian Cooking

Amok is a delicious traditional Cambodian dish an it is so full of flavor and wonderful medicinal herbs I wanted to make sure I could share it with you after my trip to Cambodia a few months back. Unlike many South East Asian cuisines, Cambodian food is not quite as spicy but is still very…

International Fruits 2

My second fun trip to an international grocery store got me these fun treats. Which ones have you had? While they are not as fun colored as the last batch they are super fun to try out and I am excited to try to plant some of these seeds soon as well. Check out my…

Ethical Herbal Medicine: My 2017 Harvest

If you are choosing to wild craft, whether they are the at risk plants or not, it is important to make sure you are only ever harvesting what you need. Do not go out and harvest pounds of stinging nettles and then never use them. Take only what you need and leave the patch looking…

Ethical Herbal Medicine

Do you know which medicinal plant species are ‘at risk’ in the USA? Some may surprise you because we use them all the time. I am worried about the future of the plants on this earth. As rain forests are destroyed, wild plants are over harvested even in our own back yards. I am commonly…

International Fruits!!

Can you name the four fruits that are in the picture? Do you know how to prepare each of them? They are all super tasty and mostly available at grocery stores in busier towns. Wouldn’t you like to try them? Starfruits are quite common these days. They are very sweet and floral tasting. Simply cut…

That Skin Rash, part 3

And then one year my skin just cleared up. I had no clue why. I was eating more local and organic food consistently. No gluten, no artificial flavors or colors. A meal plan high in fruits and vegetables. I didn’t know what I had done but I was thankful. That fall I was traveling to…