3 Easy Ways to Ice Loose Leaf Tea

The dog daze of summer are here! It's just plum hot out there!

The plants are wilting if not watered right away. The farmers are wilting if not watered right away! The animals are looking for the coolest spot on the farm. Jasmine, our new livestock guardian dog, has made a new home behind the...

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Oregano For Colds, Headaches & More

Oregano isn't just for pizza and pasta! Whether its small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), candida, coughs, colds, or toenail fungus. There is probably a use for oregano oil in every home. 

Be it summer or winter there always seems to be someone that has a bit of congestion from...

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What To Do With Rose Petals? (Medicinal & Culinary uses)

It's that time of year here on the farm when we are harvesting roses to preserve for oils, salves, teas and other culinary uses.

Do you have rose bushes in your yard and hoping to figure out what to do with those lovely blooms, aside from them adorning your landscaping? They are so beautiful,...

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MEDICINAL USES FOR CHAMOMILE

 

Black tea. Green Tea. Peppermint Tea. Chamomile Tea. Those are the must have's right? Pretty standard lineup of tea when visiting any restaurant or hotel.

What is chamomile tea though? Does chamomile tea have medicinal uses? What are the medicinal uses of the chamomile flower? From calming...

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE FARM

When the first week of the month rolls around, all things stop. That way we can ship out our tea mail! What is tea mail you ask?

Some of you are probably aware and may even be part of our monthly tea club subscription. Every month I blend a brand new tea especially for our V.I.P. Tea Club...

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MEDICINAL AND CULINARY USES FOR BACHELOR BUTTONS

How many of you are growing a garden this year? How many of you have flowers in your garden? How about medicinal flowers?

We started our garden out with just things that could be eaten. It was a way to help cut down the food cost and to know the story of where our food was coming from. Which...

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Golden Turmeric Chicken/Shrimp Curry Recipe

Did you know that you can cook with tea and not just drink it? One of our Super Fan's and V.I.P. Members, Kris Miller, sent us this lovely recipe using Golden Turmeric Spice Tea in a curry dish. What makes it super fantastic is that not only is it yummy, not only does it have anti-oxidant packed...

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Matcha Shamrock Shortbread Recipe

 

Matcha Shamrock Shortbread cookies add that little special touch to our yearly family celebration and heritage. 

You see the Farmer and I both have Irish heritage in our family. We grew up celebrating St. Patrick's Day every year and when it came to picking a name for our youngest son...

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EAT TEA: SMOKEY LAPSANG MEATBALL RECIPE

Oh winter. The last few weeks of the wet and the rain in Oregon really start to get to a person. It's dark, its gloomy. ITS WET! Really wet, like slip around outside when its wet, wet. 

We spend much more time in the house than we care to but there is so little to do in so much rain and mud....

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DIY Salve & Infused Oil Recipes

 

Our herbal medicine journey has been a long time in the making, but it really started to take off in about 2012. It started with some random online learning here and there, then an online course.

I ordered my first seeds to plant in my first garden. Seeds of Change had a close out deal...

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MAKING TRADITIONAL FERMENTED SAUERKRAUT

 

Gut shots and kraut pounders. A couple of words I didn't think would probably ever enter my vocabulary until a few years ago. Doesn't sauerkraut just come in a jar? Isn't that, that stinky stuff that goes on roast beef sandwiches? Cabbage? Bleck! I wasn't a fan of sauerkraut in the...

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Recipe: Tea Infused Turkey Pinwheels

 

The stores in town are busting out the Christmas trees and the lights. The holiday bazaars have started and so has the shopping. Down at the farm life is a little bit slower. 

This time of year we are embracing fall, even if the coldness feels a bit more like winter. We are enjoying...

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