Herbal Tinctures

What is a tincture? Tinctures are concentrated extracts of herbs, typically made with alcohol as the primary solvent. The herbs may be used fresh or dried and high grain alcohol, high proof vodka, or brandy can be used. The maceration (soaking) period can take at least 4-6 weeks, the herbs are then strained from the…

Exploring Pine

Residing alongside a White Pine & Eastern Hemlock forest, I’m continuously inspired and amazed by the abundance that surrounds me. These giants offer so much throughout the year and withstand some of the harshest conditions. Here are a few of the many ways we explored these majestic trees. Here’s more information on identifying Pine (Pinus…

Infused Oils & Salve Making

Salves are a simple, useful, and effective way to use herbs in your every day life. The combination of herbs, oils, and beeswax creates a soothing and nourishing blend specific to your needs. Although the salves are semi-solid at room temperature, they will soften once applied to the skin, making them convenient for travel and…

Roasted Root Biscotti

Today we’re making gluten free Roasted Root Biscotti. When I think of biscotti I think of coffee and sunrise, so that will be the inspiration! So, what is roasted root? Roasted root is a combination of roots from the dandelion, burdock, and chicory plant, combined with cinnamon and cacao powder. When this combination of roots,…

Chai Spice Shortbread Cookies

Today I introduce to you Chai Spice Shortbread Cookies! A lovely combination of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice, and black pepper. One of my secret joys is to add the herbs I love so dearly to everyday foods and sweet treats. These tasty morsels are really quite lovely with a warm cup of coffee or tea….

Golden Milk Snickerdoodles

Golden Milk is a traditional Indian drink made with warmed milk and various spices. A wonderfully healthy and healing drink. Turmeric is the core spice in Golden Milk and is the reason for that brilliant color and bringing with it a bounty of healing properties. Cinnamon, cardamom, black peppercorns, and ginger are often added to…

Wild Spiced Winter Cookies

Wild + Wonderful Enjoy these zesty and flavorful cookies during the cold wintery months. Each bite is full of wild berries, dried summer flowers, and aromatic seeds & spices. Such beauty in harvesting and gathering these ingredients throughout the growing season and bringing them to light when all is gray. Wild Recipe – Recipe adapted…

Winter Ice Lanterns

Winter Ice Lanterns are a perfect way to celebrate the darkest and coldest days of the year. Although winter is pure and cleansing, it can also be rather harsh. Sharing warmth and light alongside a fire can strengthen our hearts and bring goodwill and joy into our life. Here is a lovely way to celebrate…

Leaf Art

Fall in New England is a perfect time to explore Leaf Art! Leaf Art can happen anywhere, with any leaves, at anytime. Gather the fallen shapes and colors that inspire you and create your own masterpiece. Like all things in life, nothing lasts. When you’re complete, step back, enjoy, maybe snap a photo, and blow…

Natural Watercolor

Wild fruits offer some pretty amazing colors. As the summer months progress, fruit begins to grow and is gathered to enjoy! Not all wild fruit is necessarily edible but all can create beautiful hues, making a rather unique palette. When gathering berries and wild fruit it is always important to identify what you’re picking, even…