Rejuvenation Pastes

If you are familiar with the traditional medicine of China, India, or Tibet you have come across powdered formulas. Ancient recipes made from plant, animal, and mineral ingredients that are sometimes toxic and need to be consumed with knowledge and care. Powders can be taken as part of a tea, in capsules, or mixed intoContinue reading “Rejuvenation Pastes”

Sage mouthwash and toothpaste

Even though I floss and brush regularly, dental care is challenging this year for several reasons. I have the time, knowledge and skills to be proactive and make my own simple solutions. I always feel comforted and empowered when I can use something made from my own garden. These recipes are inexpensive, effective, easy toContinue reading “Sage mouthwash and toothpaste”

BLACK CURRANT and Thyme Oxymel

It is always exciting to find and experiment with something new. I made three oxymels this year, each using a different type of fruit-oranges, currants, and hawthorn berries. An oxymel is an infusion of herbs into vinegar and honey (see also shrubs, kvass, kombucha, switchels and other similar fermented “sodas”/drinks ). Plants easily give upContinue reading “BLACK CURRANT and Thyme Oxymel”