Category Archives: Herbalism

history and practice of herbalism,

Preserving Herbs: Gather Garden Herbs Now for Winter Cooking and Health

Winter may seem a long way off, but summer is the time to cut and preserve herbs for your favorite recipes and for healthful supplements during the winter months.  For the last three days, my granddaughter and I have been … Continue reading

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Plant Snobbery

Let’s face it.  Some of us are snobs.  My brother says I’m a coffee snob, because I won’t drink coffee that is over one hour old.  He might have a point,  but he doesn’t have much room to talk, for … Continue reading

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May Day and Nature’s Redemption

On this May 1st in northern Idaho, spring has just arrived.  The deciduous shrubs and trees are barely flushed with leaf buds, and the sun is putting in its first appearances, even though the wind is chilled by snow on the … Continue reading

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