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Remake the Shake: Superstar Superfood Cacao Shake

Chocolate-y, creamy, and absolutely delicious, this superfood cacao shake is full of invigorating herbs to help us glow like the superstars. I cannot remember how or why I was reading such a “how the stars eat” type article – but…

Remake the Shake: Tasty Super Green Shake

Big nutrition and great flavor abound in this tasty, affordable DIY super green shake blend with wholesome, nutritious herbs. When I came with the concept for this “remake the shake” series in collaboration with Mountain Rose Herbs, I was, well,…

Remake the Shake: DIY Super Beet Shake Blend

Avoid the high prices, excess packaging, and questionable ingredients with this simple but delicious DIY super beet shake blend. Remake your shake! This is a sponsored post.  This means that I received product and/or monetary compensation from the company or…

Strawberry Elderflower Sparkling Mead

A drink fit for the fairy queen herself, strawberry elderflower sparkling mead is a divine treat to transport us mere humans to ethereal places. The final weeks of spring and the first weeks of summer in the PNW are quite…

How to Make Exotically Scented Jasmine Tea at Home

Jasmine tea is an exotically scented, sensually delicious, but simple tea to make at home. Save money & “tea” like royalty with this DIY preparation. There are three potential areas of any given store that capture my attention more than…

Herbal Fermentations: Ginger Coriander Ale

After reviewing the Herbal Academy’s Craft Herbal Fermentation course, I brewed a batch of delightfully sunny Ginger Coriander Ale. Now I’m sharing this homemade ale recipe with you so you can make your own. Cheers! Fermentation.  It is kinda big word. …

Digestive Herbs: Protective Milk Thistle & Liver-Loving Chai

Milk thistle is a gently protective, liver loving herb. Added to a warming blend of chai spices & burdock root, it creates a delicious medicinal beverage. Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Energetics: neutral Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cholagogue, demulcent, galactagogue, heptatoprotective,…

Frothy Douglas Fir Infused Eggnog

Frothy, lightly spiced, and delightfully balsamic, this Douglas fir infused eggnog is a forage-y spin on this classic holiday drink! I gave my husband a sample of this Douglas fir infused eggnog.  He drank it with the hearty gusto of…

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