Rugosa Rose

Rugosa Rose

This excerpt from Joybilee Farms, gives a nice overview of some of the beautiful properties of the Rugosa Rose, “The Rugosa rose is one of the best roses for producing rose hips for herbal medicine… The hips are abundant and rich in vitamin C,...
Elder Flowers Are Coming!

Elder Flowers Are Coming!

Elder Flower TinctureBy Handmade Apothecary Tinctures are a way to extract and preserve the medicinal qualities of herbs. These will last 1-2 years and can be kept in a cool dark place.Fill a jar ¾ full with either flowers or berries, fill the jar to the top with...
Nettles Recipes

Nettles Recipes

There are so many delicious ways to eat nettles! I received the below recipe for quiche through a friend of mine. And, for myself, I like to treat nettles very similar to spinach. They are great steams for a few minutes, or sautéd with onion and garlic. I also use...
Nettle Tea

Nettle Tea

A few years ago, I went with my son Teuvo to Round Lake to forage wild nettles on Mother’s Day weekend.  It was a beautiful day and such a fun experience. Nettles are amazing for times like these with the fear of respiratory illnesses continuing to linger....
Exepectorant Herbs

Exepectorant Herbs

Do you know about Expectorant Herbs?! These herbs help move foreign particles up and out of the lungs by helping the body produce mucus more effectively and sometimes thinning mucus that is too thick. Here are some herbs and essential oils that fall into that...