Dandelion Flower Cakes

Dandelion Flower Cakes

It’s glorious spring time again! One of the ways we welcome the spring season in my family is making a big batch of dandelion cakes. Inspired by Susan Weed’s recipe, we harvest the cheery dandelion blooms from our garden and make a delicious breakfast (see recipe below). Those blossoms are sweet with spring sunshine, and…Continue Reading

How to Dry Herbs

How to Dry Herbs

Are your herbs growing like crazy in the garden? What do you do with them all?  Here are some tips to help you successfully dry them for use all year round. Why Bother to Dry Herbs? Even if you just have a small patch of calendula, chamomile or mint, you will be impressed how much…Continue Reading

Make Your Own Herbal Skin Care

Make Your Own Herbal Skin Care

I started making my own skin care over ten years ago, and I’ve never gone back, because it is so easy, it feels so much better, and I want to avoid the chemicals that are so common in commercial products. A study by the Environmental Working Group showed that the average American woman uses 9…Continue Reading

DIY Hair Care Recipes that Work

DIY Hair Care Recipes that Work

About 10 years ago, I was inspired to start making my own body care products.  It was pretty easy to make my own my lotions, creams, lipbalms, and with some more practice I figured out how to make my own bug repellent and sunscreen.  Since then I’ve taught hundreds of people how to make herbal…Continue Reading