Best Ways for Storing Herbs After Dehydration

What is the best way to store all of these herbs that I've grown and dried?

How do I make them last and make sure they don't go bad?

How do I know when they go bad?

With 10+ years of experience in dehydrating and 7 years of blending teas, we have been asked these questions many times. They are some...

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HOW TO DRY HERBS WITHOUT A DEHYDRATOR

Electric dehydrators can be expensive, take up space and cost more in electricity. 

But your mint needs to be harvested now before it takes over the yard and blooms. At the same time, your calendula flowers are going nuts, and the roses are blooming. 

Dehydrating without an electric...

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BEST MEDICINAL HERBS TO GROW IN THE SHADE GARDEN

There is one place in the yard. You know the one. Not much will grow there. But you're looking to use all of your spaces and use them well. 

Whether you are growing food or growing your own medicine, it is essential to use up every little space and get the most out of it.

That shaded place in...

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Best Herb for Skin Health & Natural Sunburn relief

Imagine your hiking in the mountains, through the trail, and all of a sudden, something grabs on to your leg and isn't about ready to let go.

Or maybe your children or grandchildren are walking through the pasture or field and come back to the house with something stuck to their leg.

This might...

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Better than Starbucks Turkey Pesto Tea Sandwich

 

Spring is here and summer is coming ... and I'm the first one run'n.

OK... old country song lyrics! Regardless, Pesto season is here! Be it kale, dandelion or basil pesto there is likely to be some green in your garden to make this tasty treat with!

There will be no need for that Starbucks...

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Quick Strawberry Sauce (Jam) Recipe

 

Sometimes it happens. You get a text or a quick phone call that the company is on their way, and you need to set-up tea or some sort of refreshment in a hurry. You look in the pantry and find you just used your last jar of homemade jam.

What in the world will you put on the scones?

You...

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Lemon Blueberry Mason Jar Parfaits

 

 

Down on the farm nothing quite says spring like some lemon curd! Especially with holidays such as Easter and Mother's Day. After all, it's brunch season!

Not only are lemons bright and fresh and fitting for the season of new life but diary on the farm is usually in full abundance....

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Lavender Earl Grey Shortbread

 

When we surveyed our Facebook followers, shortbread was the #1 answer to what treats they enjoy with their tea!

There are so many different flavors of shortbread, they are really rather a little versatile cookie! Or biscuit, if you are British. 

Today we are adding yet another flavor...

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Allergy Fighting Tea Recipe

After a record cold and flu season, followed by the Coronavirus, seasonal allergies are not far behind, or perhaps they have already hit where you are. 

Rather than be the bearer of bad news (that allergy season is coming), I hope that this herbal tea can have you well prepared to battle...

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Tools for Preventing Colds, coughs & Flu | Part 1

The Coronavirus is topping all of the headlines this cold and flu season. As of the date of this post, there has been a reported 7,700 cases and 170 deaths.

The fear of this unknown virus is causing panic among the nation and worry and concern amongst caregivers, especially mothers. We have had...

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Herbs for Colds, Coughs & Flu Part II

Diet, rest, hydration are just the start of preventing colds, coughs, and the flu. But what happens when you catch that virus going around? Natural herbal medicines are a great way to try and help those symptoms out at home when they are in their earliest stages. 

In last week's post (Tools...

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Chocolate Is Medicine (plus 4 recipes)

 

It's that time of year where the stores start stocking up on roses and other flowers. Boxes of chocolate begin to line the shelves. St. Valentine's day is only a little over a week away.

While St. Valentine is remembered by the giving of gifts and notes to those we love, this month is also...

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