Japanese Irises

Unlike any other iris variety, the Japanese irises have attained a cult status, especially in Japan. Initially, it was an ordinary iris species with a preference for water; the Japanese iris has been bred extensively during the last 500 years with a view to developing flowers that are spectacular, as in the instance of Higo … Continue reading Japanese Irises

The Basics: Buttermilk Bread.

Celtic Recipe of the Day: Real Scottish Food: Buttermilk Bread Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups buttermilk ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 2 tablespoons melted butter Preparations: 1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, soda and … Continue reading The Basics: Buttermilk Bread.

Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Stress

The Wise Woman Way So many people are experiencing mood disturbances these days. While the choice to use anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication is a valid one, the increase in use over the past decade has doubled, along with our stress levels. How can we address this issue in our lives on deeper lifestyle level and … Continue reading Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Stress