Apple Cider Vinegar Formulas

The Quintessential Symbol of Fall, The apple lends itself to a tasty vinegar that's become a staple base for herb tonics. By improving digestion to combating allergies, these "ACV" formulas give the body a {delicious} boost. An Apple Falls from the Tree The first recorded mention of vinegar date back to 5,000 BCE in Babylon … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar Formulas

Dandelion Blossom Gnocchi: Golden Dumplings in Garlic Cream Sauce – Gather Victoria

Dandelion blossoms have a long culinary history, most often made into wine, cordials, jellies, vinegars, fritters, added to salads and the buds are popular pickled. I love to use them whenever I can in cooking, throwing them into muffins, scones, breakfast egg cups, cookies – you name it. Dandelion Blossom Gnocchi just takes your standard … Continue reading Dandelion Blossom Gnocchi: Golden Dumplings in Garlic Cream Sauce – Gather Victoria

Herbal Medicine; Homegrown

Although many homesteaders embrace herbal medicine, not everyone realizes how well these traditional medicines work, or that you can grow them on your own land. One obstacle is that many people still equate herbal medicine with superstition, thinking it’s all folklore, of no proven value. But if that were true, it would be a surprise … Continue reading Herbal Medicine; Homegrown

4 Life Changing Ways to Cultivate Gratitude Using the Moon’s Energy — Spirit de la Lune

The First Quarter and Waxing Crescent Moon phases hold the energy of the fire realm. Fire is an element that takes both caution and intention when used, making it a powerful element for manifestation and gratitude. Keep a gratitude candle on your daily altar and light the candle with the intention of gratitude and appreciation. … Continue reading 4 Life Changing Ways to Cultivate Gratitude Using the Moon’s Energy — Spirit de la Lune

How to Make Cold Brew Tulsi Tea (and Why!) – LearningHerbs

This deliciously fresh and aromatic tulsi tea is perfect for the hot and dry months when you are craving something cooling and soothing. Source: How to Make Cold Brew Tulsi Tea (and Why!) – LearningHerbs

HERBS of SATURN

bones, skin + collagen boosters Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the most distant that can be seen with the naked eye. Saturn is the second largest planet and is best known for its fabulous ring system that was first observed in 1610 by the astronomer Galileo Galilei. Ancient Greeks and Romans, … Continue reading HERBS of SATURN

Building Better Bones with Herbs, and Lifestyle Changes

As our bones weaken over time, we can look to a variety of herbs and lifestyle changes to improve, and in some cases even rebuild, bone strength. Every second, someone in the world fractures a bone, and more than half of Americans over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis or osteopenia. Although women are … Continue reading Building Better Bones with Herbs, and Lifestyle Changes

Backyard Herb Healer by AnnesBackyardHerbal on Etsy

You searched for AnnesBackyardHerbal! Discover the unique items that AnnesBackyardHerbal creates. At Etsy, we pride ourselves on our global community of sellers. Each Etsy seller helps contribute to a global marketplace of creative goods. By supporting AnnesBackyardHerbal, you’re supporting a small business, and, in turn, Etsy! Source: Backyard Herb Healer by AnnesBackyardHerbal on Etsy Every … Continue reading Backyard Herb Healer by AnnesBackyardHerbal on Etsy

Refurbishing the Herb Garden…

My Herbal Adventures...

So the time came when I could no longer stand to look at the horrible crab grass any longer! The horrible stuff that just kept getting larger and definitely was a sight for sore eyes. My eyes are exhausted; along with the whole rest of me! It has been a super busy summer filled with my daughter’s softball games, summer school for a few weeks, swimming lessons for my son, oboe lessons, Wildlife Sanctuary day camps, keeping up with gathering herbs; making & straining tinctures, oil infusions, & glycerites; getting ready to sell online and in the local store, & now a rummage sale. The weeds really got out of hand this year!

Usually I am so eager to show pictures of the garden but with the dry season and things just looking unkempt; it hasn’t happened as much as it should have. Life was too demanding, but the most…

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How to Make Mead with Berries & Spices

Homemade spiced berry mead is a delicious and easy departure from the usual golden elixir. Its stunning amethyst color and fruity pop is a must-try homebrewing adventure! It is believed that the honor of "oldest alcoholic beverage on the planet" goes to mead. Evidence of this enchanting gold elixir has been found in Chinese pottery … Continue reading How to Make Mead with Berries & Spices