Spring is a time for anticipating harvests and preparing the ground for what lies ahead. Perennial and fall-planted crops are already in the soil and showing growth as temperatures warm and days lengthen. In the spirit of embracing this season, our procurement team took a trip to visit one of our Pacific Northwest farms.Read More
I love raspberry leaf! It is a pleasant tasting herb with a mildly sweet flavor reminiscent of black tea but sans all that caffeine. I have fond memories of drinking this blend during my pregnancy many years ago. Since it’s gentle on the stomach, I drank quite a bit, and it really agreed with me at a time when many other foods didn't!
I’ve always been a food fanatic. If the ingredients are high-quality and the fare freshly prepared, I typically like what’s on my plate. So it was with much dismay that I recently discovered I’m gluten and lactose intolerant. I’ve been experimenting with many substitutes for my favorite dishes at home and stumbled upon this combination, which doesn’t make me miss gluten or dairy one bit!Read More
Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we are extremely passionate about protecting our wildlands and seeing that our valuable botanical allies are preserved for future generations. For the past few years we’ve been participating in the Forest Grown Verified program in partnership with our friends at United Plant Savers.Read More
Today is Beltane, an ancient Gaelic festival that celebrates the halfway point between spring equinox and summer solstice. It is a time to celebrate fertility and optimism as the days continue to get longer. One of our favorite things to do at this time of year is to head up to the Cascades and celebrate the fertility of our old growth forests. As we get above 4000’ in the mountains, the primary ground cover changes from Oregon grape, our state flower, to pipsissewa.Read More
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a commemoration of the country’s unlikely triumph over French forces in the late 1800s. But May 5 has taken on a very different meaning in the U.S. Many of us here know this day as a time to celebrate Mexican-American culture. And what better way to celebrate than with some festive herbal beverages?
Herbalists say making syrups is one of the tastiest ways to ingest traditional herbal remedies. However, we can use the same techniques to turn our loose-leaf teas (and herbs) from Mountain Rose Herbs into delicious syrups for cocktails too! A couple ideas from our test kitchen:
Also known as dog grass, this plant is an invasive grass that thrives in regions with warm summers and cool, wet winters, like here in the Willamette Valley.Read More