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Fire Cider Kale Crunch Salad

Move on over Chick-fil-a Kale Crunch salad! This infused apple cider vinegar dressing recipe is going to spice up that kale salad! Get all of the benefits of this turmeric and horseradish root infused fire cider dressing. A little bit of sweet and a little bit of spicy, a whole lot of healthy for those of you working on New Years Resolutions and on the Whole30 diet.

It can be totally overwhelming to add new things to our already busy schedule. But what if we could take those things and just make them part of the schedule we already have?  

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Adding herbs to your daily diet is a great way to get all of their benefits. Whether you are turning them into a salad dressing, sipping them in a tea or making a pancake syrup out of them

The little things that we do daily, over time, have the most impact on us. Think of some little things that you do for your health on a daily bases. It could be as simple as drinking 6-8 glasses of...

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Vegan Pancakes from Scratch with DIY Elderberry Syrup

 What if your New Year's resolution tasted good and didn't seem like a resolution?

If you have decided to go gluten free and dairy free, and are looking for a quick healthy breakfast or you are trying to work more elderberries into your daily routine, then you have come to the right spot!

This quick, vegan pancake recipe from scratch is better than Joanna Gaines banana bread recipe. Not only is it tastier, it is faster too. These dairy free banana oatmeal pancakes are topped off with DIY Elderberry Syrup which will beat any blueberry sauce for pancakes! The combo is delish!

Let's take a deeper look into the ingredients and the simplicity of the recipe, shall we?

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So many of our readers have questions about elderberry syrup including, but not limited to:

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BEST FOOD DEHYDRATOR FOR DRYING FRESH HERBS

At first, there is nothing.

And then...

All at once, it hits! 

The spring and summer harvest is on. It came out of nowhere, and all of a sudden, there are piles of herbs, fruits, roots, and botanicals that need to be preserved ASAP.

So what is the best way to preserve all of that herbal goodness, fast and efficiently? Thankfully there are a few options and we're going to dive into those here. 

 

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Dehydrating fruits, roots, and herbs can be one of the simplest ways to preserve the harvest, but it can also be one of the most frustrating forms if not done in the right way.

We get lots of questions on the farm about how to know when herbs are dry, how to store herbs,...

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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 of the most common problems when it comes to preserving that harvest that you worked so hard on and are depending on.

The good news is with a little knowledge, these issues won't seem so scary anymore.

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The peace of mine that well-stored herbs brings saves the stress and worry of not having what you need when you need it. It also helps keep everyone safe. Sound organizational systems for...

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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 dehydrator can save initial costs in preserving your food, save on electricity, and save on counter space.

But what are the best methods for dehydrating without a dehydrator?

 

Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally.

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Growing in Pots; Herbs & Perennials

Is your soil full of clay like ours?

Or maybe your in an apartment and there is nowhere to grow a garden.

Perhaps you rent and tearing up the backyard to plant all-of-the-things isn't something your landlord would approve of.

There are plenty of reasons that a full-on garden isn't an option for many people. Whether you live in the city and can only dream of living in the country or you live in the country. Your soil is less than desirable there are still lots of options for growing something wherever you are.

Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally.

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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 your yard, though, what do you do with it? What in the world can you grow in the shade that will use that space well? Believe it or not, there are a whole host of shade-loving herbs that can fill those spaces! 


Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally.

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6 Tips on How to Grow an Herbal Tea Garden

You read the secret garden as a little girl and imagined the vast walls of climbing plants surrounding that quiet, beautiful place. The place that shuts the world out and there was nothing to worry about except for admiring the beauty of God's creation. That and maybe the excellent book that you brought with you.

Now the garden provides you the same solace and peace. Now it's time to expand to growing your own medicines. A place that will provide you with all the natural medicines you use to heal your family. A sense of security that the herbs you need are affordable and growing right at your fingertips.  St. Johns Wort for muscle and nerve pain, the beautiful Echinacea flowers for colds and flu, and the tiny, yet tasty, elderberries for immune health.

But where in the world do you start with planning your own herbal tea garden? How do you grow those herbs that you intend to turn into powerful medicines?

There are lots of things to consider!

 

 Before we start:
This...

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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 be how you imagine Cleavers.

Most people recall shaking hands or legs with cleavers, but cleavers are also great for the lymphatic system as well as your skin.

You might even find some ways to use it in your summer skincare. But did you know there are 25+ other things that cleavers are useful for?

Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally.

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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 Pesto Panini once you make this fresh at home. The flavor will be so much better along with the healthy ingredients. Not to mention it makes the perfect tea time treat.

So let's get to the grub!

 

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Oh, how I love pesto! It’s so bright and fresh, yet cheesy and nutty. It’s like the perfect savory sauce. These tasty tea sandwiches can be made with either leftover roast turkey or left...

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