Recipes and How-To’s

Like a recipe box for both herbs and food, you’ll find all of the recipes featured in my blog posts!

  • Rice Pilaf with Lamb and Cherries

    One of my favorite dishes, combining comforting rice, warming lamb and cinnamon, cheerful cherries, and bright green pistachios.    2.5c. white basmati rice – rinsed in cool water until the water is clear 1lb ground lamb (I am sure you could use another meat, but lamb is very very warming, and is perfect for the […]

  • Sunny Tea for a Cold Winter Day

    Ginger, cinnamon, cardamon, saffron and grapefruit peel come together to create a spicy and uplifting tea that warms the body, and brings a little yellow sunshine to those cold winter days. 6 slices fresh ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon (or one cinnamon stick) 1/4 tsp ground cardamom 1 pinch saffron threads 2 2″x1/2″ long pieces […]

  • Nettles Infusion

      Nettles are a great source of minerals, and serve to promote Kidney health via a diuretic action. 1oz nettles 1 quart of water Place nettles in a quart jar Pour boiling water over nettles Seal jar Let infuse for 1-2 hours Drink 2 cups or more daily You may re-infuse the nettles a second […]

  • Rose Petal Honey Paste for moving Liver Qi

    Acquire fresh or dried fragrant rose petals, the darker and more fragrant the better (organic, not-sprayed) Chop until very fine Mix 1 part rose petals with 2-3 parts local raw honey, stir very well – set in a cool, dark place for two weeks. You may add more honey if the mixture seems dry. Take […]

  • Liver-Blood Building Tea

      This tea is great for those who have dry skin, nails, hair with associated fatigue and dizziness.  1 tablespoon goji berries 1 tablespoon dried mulberries 1 tsp mint 1 slice ginger 1c boiling water Pour boiling water over the berries, let steep for 10-15 mins, drink the tea then eat the berries! Drink this […]

  • Lemon balm, chamomile, and burdock tea

      Ideal for Liver health, especially when there is tightness and tension associated with a “stuck” Liver (aka Liver Qi Stagnation with Heat signs), combining the cooling properties of burdock, lemon balm and mint, with soothing chamomiles for a tasty and beneficial tea.   1TB each of lemon balm, mint, chamomile, burdock root 1 pint […]

  • Magnesium-Rich Cooked Greens

      This recipe uses lightly cooked dark leafy greens, tossed with a magnesium rich dressing.  It is delicious, and great  accompanied with a piece of wild salmon, or my favorite: arctic char. Boil one bunch of: organic spinach, swiss chard or beet greens in salted water until tender – drain, squeeze out excess water when […]