How to Make Homemade Lavender Wine

After sharing this post about how to make  your own homemade, country wines, I got quite a few emails about Lavender Wine.  So I did some digging. I found this recipe for homemade lavender wine by  Jack of the Winemaking Home Page.  Although it is not a quick recipe, I wanted to share it.  If […]

How to Make Herb Infused Oils

This is a jam-packed article on the different methods to make herb infused oils. Very well-written.  It was written and posted by the Herbal Academy of New England. Herb infused oils can be used in cooking or in bath or skin products. For example, Rosemary has both culinary and medicinal uses.  Calendula, plantain, chickweed, chamomile, […]

How to Make Your Own Healthy, Tasty , Detox Drink

This is a terrific drink if you’re looking for a healthy but tasty alternative to sugary sodas.  It also helps to flush toxins out of your body. This recipe by Claire of Everyday Roots uses watermelon, lemon and other ingredients.  After mixing the drink, you let it steep overnight so that all of the wonderful […]

How to Make Homemade Almond Nut Butter

Almond butter is one of my favorite spreads.  It tastes great and has a lot of health benefits.  Thanks to monosaturated fats that lower cholesterol, it’s also good for the heart.  By reducing cholesterol it also helps to lower blood pressure.  Almond butter controls blood sugar by reducing the yo-yo effect in blood sugar and […]

Strawberries Stuffed with Honey-Lavender Cream Cheese (Recipe)

Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows I like recipes that include lavender. This is a honey lavender cream cheese recipe by Jerry James Stone .  He uses it to stuff fresh strawberries. The recipe includes step-by-step instructions and photos. If you click the Watch the Video button, you’ll see a video […]

How to Make Lavender Syrup (Recipe)

This is a really simple recipe by theHerbGardener for lavender syrup. Lavender syrup is especially good when added to hot or cold tea.  It adds a sweetness and light floral aroma.  You can also experiment using it in other drinks including alcoholic beverages. TheHerbGardener has a great ice cube tip too.  Click the How to […]

20 Ways To Use Orange Essential Oil

Orange oil has a wonderful, fresh, summery scent.  It’s a very versatile oil that can be used in food recipes, cleaning recipes, and medical recipes. Denise details 20 different ways to use Orange Essential Oil.  You can use it for the following applications: Beauty Health Bath Relaxation Skin care Anti-aging Food recipes Insect Repellent Sleep […]

Treat Digestion Woes With This Papaya Ginger Mint Smoothie

If you have digestive problems this smoothie may help you.  The recipe is from Leta of Popsugar Fitness. This is a smoothie designed to help with digestive problems.  Papaya helps to reduce stomach bloat and fullness.  Mint and Ginger calm stomach upsets.  There are other healthy ingredients as well. This is a very simple recipe […]

Traditional Scandinavian Dandelion Apple Syrup Recipe

This is a traditional Scandinavian recipe for dandelion – apple syrup. The Nerdy Farm Wife shares her recipe from Tina in Denmark.  This syrup is perfect on pancakes, waffles, yogurt, baked vegetables, and anything else you can think of. This recipe makes me think of Spring !! 🙂 Click on the Traditional Scandinavian Dandelion Syrup Recipe […]

Homemade Chia Energy Drink Recipe

Chia seeds come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family.  Its origin is believed to be in Central America where the seed was a staple in the ancient Aztec diet. Golden Chia seeds, from a related plant, were used primarily by Native Americans in the southwestern United States. Chia seeds […]