Herbal Infused Oils

Herbal Infused Oils

Most of us are familiar with using herbs for cooking or in a nice steaming mug of tea; however the uses for medicinal plants go far beyond tea bags and dried out bottles of oregano.  One of the easiest and more versatile uses for herbs is in the making of infused... 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

Recent Posts

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

Our Spring Detox Plan: Details on Food, Herbs & Lifestyle

I wish I could say that spring was springing here in Southern Ontario but as I write this most of the province is preparing for yet another brutal winter storm. And while the weather refuses to cooperate we are forging forward with our detox plans. It’s been a... read more

My Favourite Homesteading and Herbal Kitchen Appliances

As a homesteader and a herbalist I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. We try our best to eat home-cooked meals almost exclusively so that means I spend a great deal of time meal prepping and cooking. When I’m not cooking/prepping food I’m wearing my... read more

Hardy Perennial Medicinal Herbs for Your Garden

I grew up in an annual family. Each year we would pile into the car and drive to the local garden center so my mother could pick out flowers for the gardens around our house. This wasn’t always an enjoyable experience as I suspect my father wasn’t keen on... read more

Healthy and All-Natural Smoky Barbecue Rub

So last year I wrote about leaving my vegetarian ways and after much soul-searching my family did decide to start eating meat again. There were many reasons for this change and we did not come to the decision lightly. If you are interested in my thought process you... read more

Winter Sowing – A Guide to Starting Seeds in Winter

I’ve never been any good at starting seeds. I’ve successfully grown mold a few times (woo hoo for growing stuff), but most of the time they dry out or end up spindly and never survive transplanting. Many of the reasons I haven’t had success had to do... read more

Sorting and Organizing Your Seed Collection

This year I vowed to sort and organize my seed packets. Being the frugal sort, I actually don’t have a very large collection, but there is enough of those little packets floating around that I definitely needed to explore a sorting system of some kind.  I asked... read more

A Herbal Materia Medica: What is it and How to Create One

Materia medica. At some point along your herbal journey you will encounter those two words. Materia medica. Sounds fancy and somewhat confusing just like many of the terms that herbalists use, but in all reality it’s nothing fancy nor confusing. A materia medica... read more