How to Grow Roses from Cuttings (Edible Roses)

 

What if I told you that you could increase your rose garden for free? Or even start your rose garden for free? Also, that the free rose garden you grow can produce edible roses that will add high amounts of vitamin c to your diet? Wait, are roses edible? Yup, they sure are!

 

Ok, ok,...

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Rose Tea Benefits and Damask Roses

You are probably wondering. I have all of these roses in my yard, I wonder if I can use them for tea? I wonder what I do with these roses? Is there a special kind of rose that is good for tea? No worries my friend not only are there great ways to preserve flowers for tea but there are lots of...

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How to Preserve Flowers for Tea

Have you ever wondered if those rose petals or other flowers in your yard were useful? Or wondered what flowers are edible flowers? If you are like me, you can’t wait to see what other fun ways there are for making those colorful beauties in your yard last longer and how to make them even...

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Pine Needle Tea vs Foods with Vitamin C

 

Pine needle tea, many will say is packed with vitamin c and shikimic acid, a constituent used to make a well-known antiviral drug, Oseltamivir, or as you may know it Tamiflu. While the news might be trending with pine needle tea, my question is, is it really the best tea and/or food for...

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Rosehip Tea Benefits and Best Rosehip Tea

 

 

Did you know that rose hips, depending on the plant variety, have the highest concentration of vitamin c over any other fruit or vegetable? These studies show that not only is vitamin c one of the health benefits of rose hips but vitamin c is the powerhouse for all of your body's...

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Health Benefits of Kombucha - A Healthier Alternative

What if you could enjoy a tasty beverage that actually improves your health while tasting delicious? It’s possible! Let’s discuss the many health benefits of kombucha...

Our personal story of how we came to brew our own kombucha began with our love for all things tea, along with a...

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Lemon Dill Probiotic Salad Dressing with non fizzy Kombucha

Many of us know of raw kombucha benefits. As we have been making homemade kombucha in order to get those benefits without the high cost of buying kombucha at the store. But in the process of learning how to make kombucha fizzy, sometimes we end up with some non fizzy kombucha. Sometimes we might...

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Sweet Hibiscus Tea Lemonade | Tazo ® Passion Fruit Tea Hack

Starbuck's ™ very berry hibiscus refresher and Tazo's ®  Passion fruit tea are very popular right now and with good reason. Their sweet, fruity flavor, especially as an iced passion fruit tea really hits the spot on a warm spring or summer day. 

These drinks are packed...

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How to Make An Irish Coffee with Chicory Root Tea

March isn't just a time for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Irish Coffee, Stout Beer, Corned Beef, and Cabbage. It's also around the start of spring, which means it's time for plenty of chicory root coffee or in this case chicory root tea!

Not only does chicory grow in the spring but its roots...

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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...

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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...

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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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