Mexican Mint Marigold

This very ancient herb goes by a variety of common, but somewhat confusing names. ‘Mexican mint’ marigold is the most common, but you’ll also find it listed as ‘Texas’ tarragon, ‘Mexican’ tarragon, cloud plant, coronilla, winter tarragon, sweet mace, sweet marigold and ‘Spanish’ tarragon. It isn’t, however, related to ‘French’ tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus ‘Sativa’) at … Continue reading Mexican Mint Marigold

Woodland Fairy Folk

Woodland Fairy Folk I have been imagining this family of fairies...just awaiting all the pieces...and they found me ~  pine cones at my favorite beach, acorns at a park in town and these lovely pink maple keys on a tree. I gathered and stored...with people wondering why I had pine cones tumbling out of my … Continue reading Woodland Fairy Folk

The Fae For Tea

FAIRYLAND A Fairy's house stands in a wood, Midst fairy trees, and flowers, Where daisies sing like little birds Between the sun and showers, And grasses whisper tiny things About this world of ours. Such flowers are there beside the way, Lilies and hollyhocks: Blow off their stalks to tell the time Tall dandelion clocks; … Continue reading The Fae For Tea

Olive Oil Reduces Postprandial Glycemic Response in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Bozzetto L, Alderisio A, Giorgini M, et al. Extra-virgin olive oil reduces glycemic response to a high-glycemic index meal in patients with type 1 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. April 2016;39(4):518-524. The postprandial glycemic response is an important factor in controlling blood glucose in persons with type 1 diabetes. Although carbohydrate content of … Continue reading Olive Oil Reduces Postprandial Glycemic Response in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

“Shall We Dance?”

ELLA FITZGERALD LYRICS Drop that long face Come on have your fling Why keep nursing the blues? If you want this old world on a string Put on your dancing shoes Stop wasting time Put on your dancing shoes Watch your spirits climb Shall we dance Or keep on mopin'? Shall we dance And walk … Continue reading “Shall We Dance?”

September 2016

September is the 9th month of the year and marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and the start of spring in the Southern hemisphere. The name September comes from the Latin septem for seven since this was the seventh month of the Roman calendar. The month was named during a time when … Continue reading September 2016


The crisp autumn wind blows around you. The leaves are changing their colors to sparkling yellow, scorching vermilion and burnished orange. All these signs remind us that Mabon is here. But what is Mabon exactly? Let’s examine what Mabon is, why it’s celebrated, the different myths that pertain to Mabon, and how Mabon can be … Continue reading Mabon