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Indefinitely Wild Series: White Sage {Salvia apiana}

Also, Known As: Bee Sage Sacred Sage White Ceremonial Sage White Sage Salvia apiana or white sage is a perennially growing evergreen shrub that is indigenous to the southwestern regions of the United States and the adjoining north-western areas of Mexico. This herb is mostly found growing in the wild in the scrub habitat in the coastal regions of Baja

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Herbal Tincture: Echinacea; A True ‘Elder’ Herb…

Just as you can make a tea and extract your herb’s medicinal constituents with hot water, you can do the same with a cool liquid – alcohol. You can grind and soak your fresh or dried herbs in an alcoholic liquid or solvent {such as Vodka}, then strain out the herbs. The resulting liquid is called a tincture. Alcohol is

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When Cold and Flu Season Arrives

These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your teacup – they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain and inflammation. Remember to stay a comfortable distance from the steaming pot to avoid burning your

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Herbs To Have In Your Medicine Cabinet This Fall

It’s the time of year, where more often than not we are turning to our medicine cupboard to support our bodies and our families. An abundance of tea herbs, honey, and lemon, fresh herbs like ginger, turmeric, cayenne, and garlic are all great to have on hand throughout the winter. A few herbal tinctures also play useful roles and are

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Witches Gossip Corner ~ January 16, 2017

Appreciate a Dragon Day! Date When Celebrated: Always January 16 All of us, young and not so young, can appreciate dragons. You’ll find good and bad dragons in legends, folklore, children’s books, songs, and top movies. According to Donita K. Paul, the creator of this special day, you are encouraged to learn and explore the cultural and historic significance of

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Rosemary and Sage Quick Pickles.

A definite favorite in our home! The flavorful combination of rosemary and sage infuse a subtle taste to these unique pickles. 1 small red or white onion, thinly sliced OR 1/4 cup chives, chopped 2 cups cucumber, sliced 2 to 4 sprigs rosemary 4 to 8 sage leaves 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 cup cold water

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Sweet Potato, Sage, and Parmesan Gratin.

This variation on traditional gratin showcases the tangerine hue and mellow, honeyed flavor of sweet potatoes. The tangy, salty combination of Gruyere and Parmesan offsets the sweetness, with sage adding an earthy depth. 1 cup milk {or 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup cream} 1 large clove garlic, peeled and halved 3 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced very thinly

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