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Preserving Food Memories: Spiced Sweet Pickled Figs

Sweet pickled figs with cinnamon, allspice, clove, and cardamom are a sweet, candy-like relic of bygone palates and childhood memories. I probably received my penchant for nostalgia from my father.  He is a man of big emotions and a tendency to…

Digestive Herbs: Warming Ginger & Crystallized Candies

Ginger is a spicy, pungent herb that warms and soothes, ideal for motion sickness & nausea. These crystallized ginger candies make sweet medicine. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Energetics: hot; dry (dried herb), neutral (fresh herb) Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiemetic, carminative,…

Cardiovascular Herbs: Cacao & Damiana Rose Chocolate Hearts

Cacao is good for mood and cardiovascular health, and these damiana and rose infused dark chocolates are made with lovin’ in mind. Cacao (Theobroma cacao) Energetics: slightly warming, dry (cacao nibs/powder), moist (cocoa butter) Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardiovascular, hypotensive,…

Oh, Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding

This figgy pudding, steeped in tradition, is sure to excite even the Ebenezer Scrooge types with its fruity sweetness & spectacular flaming presentation. Create new Christmas traditions with this figgy pudding recipe. “Oh, bring us some figgy pudding and a…

Wildcrafted Enchantment: Wild Rose Turkish Delight

If nostalgia, magic and wonder had a flavor, it would be like that of this Wild Rose Turkish Delight. Layers of rose flavored, candy confection. Can you be nostalgic for something that you have never experienced?  A time, a place,…

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