Comfrey Poultices for Deep Tissue Injuries

Comfrey Poultices for Deep Tissue Injuries

Herbalists make the worst patients; especially when you are treating yourself. If someone in my family gets injured or needs help I am there right away to lend assistance (almost always with herbs in tow). But this stubborn old mule gets hurt and do I do anything... read more
Lilac Blossom Sugar Cookies

Lilac Blossom Sugar Cookies

I’ve only recently gotten into wild foods for cooking and baking but I am love with this branch of herbal art/creation. It is such a satisfying feeling to know that I can make delicious food from plants that grow in my own yard or in the fields behind my home.... read more
Seed Cycling for Hormone Balancing

Seed Cycling for Hormone Balancing

Problems with hormone imbalance are extremely common in our society. I see clients on a regular basis in the clinic who suffer from PMS, menstrual cramps, heavy periods, absent or irregular periods, spotting during ovulation, PCOS and infertility just to name a few.... read more

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Seed Cycling for Hormone Balancing

Problems with hormone imbalance are extremely common in our society. I see clients on a regular basis in the clinic who suffer from PMS, menstrual cramps, heavy periods, absent or irregular periods, spotting during ovulation, PCOS and infertility just to name a few.... read more

Comfrey Poultices for Deep Tissue Injuries

Herbalists make the worst patients; especially when you are treating yourself. If someone in my family gets injured or needs help I am there right away to lend assistance (almost always with herbs in tow). But this stubborn old mule gets hurt and do I do anything... read more

Lilac Blossom Sugar Cookies

I’ve only recently gotten into wild foods for cooking and baking but I am love with this branch of herbal art/creation. It is such a satisfying feeling to know that I can make delicious food from plants that grow in my own yard or in the fields behind my home.... read more

Blue Violet Herb – Viola spp. (a herbal materia medica)

I simply love using Viola in my herbal clinic. However I often have trouble finding enough of it in the wild to sustainably wild-harvest. However my front yard is quite shady and thanks to the shade almost the entire lawn is covered in blue violets. This year I was... read more

Homestead Learning: Teaching Kids About Plants

One of the things I love most about the homesteading lifestyle are the opportunities for learning for my son (and for me and my husband too truth be told).  Even though we went against the homesteading trend and decided to try public school for Monkey Man, we still do... read more

Dandelion Oat Waffles (with a gluten free option)

Dandelion flowers are one of my favourite herbs for forage for. It’s a true sign of spring and their uses are vast. Last year Monkey Man and I made dandelion cookies and they were simply delicious. The year before we baked dandelion bread and it was also a... read more

Crochet Cast Iron Handles: A Pattern

I absolutely love cooking with cast iron. Now that I know the health benefits (as well as the detrimental health effects of non-stick) I will NEVER go back. There are a few drawbacks to cast iron including regular seasoning, weight (those suckers are heavy) and a very... read more

Broody Hen: what that means and what to do about it

Regardless of the size of your flock there is a sure bet that you will encounter a broody hen at least once in your chicken raising career. So now we must ask ourselves, what does “broody” mean and is this a problem for you and your flock? As with most... read more

Healthy and Easy Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe

Gut health is a big deal these days and for good reason. As a natural health practitioner and herbalist I know that one of the key factors to obtaining overall wellness is a healthy and well functioning digestive system. Simply speaking, if your digestion (this... read more

Classic Hummus Recipe

Homesteading can mean a lot of things depending on who you ask. For us one of the key components is self sufficiency and home-cooked food. Over the last few weeks I’ve read terrifying articles, one after another about mass produced food found in our grocery... read more

How to Make Water Kefir

A few weekends back I was at my very first workshop put on by the Foundation of Shamanic Studies. It was glorious and heart opening and truly grounding. I was amazed to see how many different kinds of people were attracted to learn about this type of healing. One of... read more

Common Detoxing Symptoms and Side Effects

As a holistic practitioner I truly believe in honouring your body and it’s rhythms. It is for this reason that I am a day late posting my blog and you know what, I’m okay with that. I’m into Day 3 of our Spring Equinox Detox and the first two days... read more