AGATE ELIXIR

Agate is the name given to numerous varieties of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its name comes from the Achates River in Sicily, where Agates were first found. Usually banded in layers, or stripes, some varieties have “eye” markings or specks of color, some have fossilized inclusions, and others are solid. Called … Continue reading AGATE ELIXIR

White Chocolate and Pistachio-Dipped Rooibos Chai Shortbread

There’s no flavor more fall than the spice of chai tea. With cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger, baking with chai is the perfect way to give any of your favorite baked goods an instant fall makeover. Just take our white chocolate and pistachio-dipped chai shortbread cookies. While they sound—and taste—almost too good to be true, the … Continue reading White Chocolate and Pistachio-Dipped Rooibos Chai Shortbread

Hawthorn and Rosehip Sauce

Chop up fresh hawthorn berries or whiz dried berries in a coffee grinder used only for herbs and spices. A good solid mortar and pestle may also work well, as the berries are rather hard. Add an equal proportion (more or less is OK too) of dried rosehips. Simmer this mixture in water, add a bit … Continue reading Hawthorn and Rosehip Sauce

Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe

Remineralizing toothpaste recipes are many, but this one uses the superfood spirulina to remineralize teeth. Use as tooth powder or tooth paste. Great for kids. Source: Herbal Remineralizing Toothpaste Recipe