Meet St. Joan’s Wort

I am always ecstatic when I get to meet a new plant – an energetic signature that I’ve never felt growing in-between my hands before, new opportunities to crouch down and disappear in fields of golden hypericum blossoms and listen…

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Ancient Traditions: Garbling on Samhain

“Garbling” is herbal-parlance for working with herbs, which according to the ancient healers, was a sacred task. Once the raw herbal material has been harvested and dried, or infused into oil, honey, or alcohol, garbling is the next stage of…

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Fun with electuaries! (And three easy DIY recipes)

“Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down…” sings Mary Poppins. A spoonful of sugar is the best definition of an “electuary” – making those bitter, astringent, spicy, pungent herbs and spices more palatable with sugar! This is…

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