One of my favorite herbal preparations to make is a salve. For me, the aroma of wax and olive oil always evokes memories of summers spent adventuring through the beautiful wild places of the Pacific Northwest.Read More
While I’ll never stop loving a classic café latte, I’m amazed by the variety of creamy drinks you can create with healthful herbs and teas. That's why we were overjoyed to see this submission from Rita Gillan (ritadoula.com), a recipe contest winner from our Fall 2017 catalogue. Enjoy her simple how-to-guide and chai maca latte recipe. Now you can make this delicious herbal beverage in the comfort of your own home. Thanks, Rita!Read More
Elderberry is traditionally used to support a healthy immune system*, so I'm always searching for ways to integrate it into my meals. And one of my recent New Year's resolutions was to speed up my morning routine. Just imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon this recipe that combines my quest for a daily dose of elderberry with my need to buy back time in my day.
Adoration for cacao can be traced back to ancient cultures in Mesoamerica. Bitter beverages made from the crushed seeds of this voluptuous fruit were enjoyed with a belief that these pods had magical properties. Mildly stimulating with a pronounced twinkle of euphoria, cacao was reserved for sacred rituals and royalty.Read More
While looking forward to a fresh new year, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the past. From natural body care formulations to tasty culinary recipes, we had a blast creating a variety of DIY herbal recipes for you all. Here are 5 recipes from 2017 that really shined! Find out for yourself why they were so popular:Read More
The first time I cooked spaghetti squash I was heartbroken. I had recently broken up with gluten and was trying desperately to fill the hole in my stomach left by pasta. And while my marinara game was on point that day, the spaghetti squash only added to my heartbreak. Thankfully a dear friend challenged me to think outside the Italian Seasoning box and these smoky Southwestern-inspired spaghetti squash bowls were born.Read More
I’d been told I just had to try the house-made sweet vermouth at a trendy Italian spot on a recent trip to California. Not one to ignore a recommendation from a friend with trustworthy taste buds, I obliged. He was right! The icy glass of the slightly bitter, oh-so-refreshing herbal aperitif was a total, delightful, surprise.Read More
This little butternut squash galette is the perfect seasonal accompaniment for a winter lunch or an intimate dinner gathering. Made with local butternut squash and infused with savory herbs like thyme, sage and garlic, not only does this recipe make your house smell amazing, but it's a delicious dip into the bounty that this time of year brings. Adding hemp seeds and parmesan cheese creates an extra umami pop, and the hint of lemon zest is a subtle reminder of summer’s gifts.Read More
Infusing herbs into butter only takes a few minutes and is a tasty way to add an extra punch of flavor to your food. Herbal infused butters, also called compound butters, are decadent on steamed vegetables, warm dinner rolls, baked potatoes, pasta dishes, or incorporated into sautés and sauces. Here are a couple of my favorite recipes!Read More
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This spray is like a burst of sunshine on a dreary gray day. For half the year here in Oregon, we live under a blanket of moody clouds and wander through a mist of cool rain. A rare slice of sunlight can weave rainbows into our skies, causing great celebration until the clouds creep back and gobble up the rays yet again.Read More