Seasonal Magic

‘Twas the dark before Solstice when all through the eaves rose the steam of pine honey, cinnamon and teas. The herb bundles were hung by the rafters with care each gathered with gratitude, deep reverence, and prayer. Every essence was siphoned, all snug in their jars ready to fly like reindeer to stockings near and … Continue reading Seasonal Magic

How to Process Rose Hips for Your Apothecary – Floranella

If you’re gathering wild rose hips, just about any species will do, but the rugosa roses will be much easier to work with. Their hips are much larger than most of the other species and with something like rose hips, the more usable fruit you can get for your time, the better. Rose hips take a while … Continue reading How to Process Rose Hips for Your Apothecary – Floranella