I never cease to be amazed at how useful my Instant Pots are…and how easy they’ve made cooking. When I came across a recipe for elderberry syrup made in the IP, I had to try it. I wasn’t disappointed!Continue reading “Wildcrafted: Elderberry Syrup – In The IP!”
What’s that divine perfume wafting through the humid summer air? It’s honeysuckle, a wild-growing vine here that’s climbed enthusiastically all over the field fencing. Unpopular with some gardeners because it’s highly invasive, it’s a wildcrafter’s delight: the blooms make a heady wine, an aromatic syrup, and fantastic facial oil!
I love learning new skills and gaining knowledge that I can add to my personal repository. Right now, I’m learning about the practice of Aromatherapy, with a focus on animal applications. Aromatherapy is a healing art that involves the use of powerful substances distilled from plants (often, flowers) called “essential oils”. It’s much more than just nicely-scented candles!
Delightful DOMS…Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is what you may experience when you begin working out again or just generally overexert yourself. It usually takes 2-3 days to reach “peak” soreness, and as you get older, it seems like it takes longer for your muscles to recover. So what do you do? Break out the BENGAY®? Nope – make your own herbal salve for those aches and pains, instead!
I stopped using toothpaste, including “natural” brands, several years ago, and haven’t looked back. My mouth no longer burns after brushing (and it wasn’t a “good” burn, either) and my teeth have never felt cleaner!