Capture the flavors of of the season with this easy to make rose petal syrup. This concentrate is ideal for making  pitchers of fruity lemonade. You can drizzle this rose petal  syrup over ice cream or yogurt with a few shavings of chocolate for a simple yet sensational dessert. It also makes a decadent addition […]

The Top 10 Antioxidant Rich Herbs & Spices: Food For Health

Used since ancient times to add flavour to foods, herbs and spices are also packed with health benefits. Some popular herbs are an abundant source of natural antioxidants, compounds that play an important role in neutralizing free radicals. In fact, the total phenolic contents of these herbs are rated higher than those reported for berries, […]

Water Bath & Pressure Canning Explained

Canning is simply a form of preservation that involves heating, sterilizing and sealing your food into jars. It is one of the easiest food preservation methods to learn. We preserve about 1000 jars each year and there’s nothing better than walking into the pantry and grabbing a jar of food, fully knowing the quality and […]

How To Make Rose Hip Wine (Recipe & Detailed Directions)

Unlock the rich and unique flavors of rose hips with this guide to making homemade rose hip wine. From the picking to the bottling stage, follow along for a rewarding old fashioned country wine making experience that results in a beautifully amber-hued wine with subtle fruity notes and a hint of vanilla. Benefits of Rose […]

How To Make Rose Hip & Juniper Berry Syrup

Feeling under the weather during a hectic time of year? Combat sniffles and scratchy throats with a homemade syrup crafted from garden-grown rose hips and juniper berries. Not only does this syrup offer a delightful taste, but it’s also packed with immune-boosting vitamin C and a host of other nutrients. Discover the versatility of this […]

Sweet Basil Tea: A Simple Recipe to Boost Immunity

The smell of Basil is good for the heart … it taketh away sorrowfulness, which commeth of melancholy and maketh a man merry and glad. ~ John Gerard -The Herball (1597) When looking for healing remedies, most often I don’t need to look any further than our garden or the kitchen pantry. How about you? […]

Thyme & Lavender Herbal Salve

Ah, Zephyrus! art here, and Flora too! Ye tender bibbers of the rain and dew, Young playmates of the rose and daffodil, Be careful, ere ye enter in, to fill Your baskets high With fennel green, and balm, and golden pines, Savory, latter-mint, and columbines, Cool parsley, basil sweet, and sunny thyme; Yea, every flower […]

Homemade Flavor Extracts: 8 Easy Recipes!

Homemade extracts are such enjoyable and beneficial concoctions to have in your kitchen. They add complex flavors to drinks, desserts and savory recipes alike. These extracts also contain many healthful beneficial ingredients to support your overall health. It’s a little bit of magic in a teeny bottle. Mint is a perfect example of a multi-use […]

Homemade Yogurt Cheese Recipe

Yogurt cheese is really easy to make and it’s a healthy way to indulge your cravings. Adding  garden fresh edible flowers and chives turns this cheese into a flavorful and stunning masterpiece. All you need is high fat yogurt, some chives, flowers and a pinch of salt. Bundle it up, wait patiently, and let the […]

Homemade Holiday Herbal Bitters (Recipes Included)

Digestive bitters are ancient medicinal herbal extracts, used through the ages to treat digestive ailments and flavor alcohol. Bitters are made from a combination of bitter & aromatic, barks, roots, seeds, fruits & flowers. These herbs are then infused in alcohol.  Homemade Holiday Herbal Bitters make lovely culinary gifts and are surprisingly simple to make. […]