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Frost Flowers

By Katherine Schlosser There is something peaceful about a frosty pre-dawn morning. On the morning that I wrote this, I...

Get Warmed Up with “Fire Cider”

By Karen O’Brien (Apple cider vinegar is made by adding yeast to apple juice, which breaks down the sugars into...

Bayberry Candles

By Katherine K. Schlosser The season of lights is upon us. During this darkest time of the year, we gravitate...

Christmas Herbs of Trinidad, Part II

By Amy Forsberg into a party and making large quantities assembly-line style. This is part of what makes them such...

Christmas Herbs of Trinidad, Part I

By Amy Forsberg It turned out that “sorrel” is a name for the calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa, a plant commonly...

How Hot Is It?

By Carol Kagan Counter-Attack for the Burn Capsaicin is an alkaline oil. Thus, water and alcohol don’t help alleviate the...

Don’t Throw That Away!

By Angela Magnan A former roommate once picked on me because I saved the crumbs from the bottom of cracker,...

A Weed Lover’s Manifesto

By Andrea Jackson I love weeds. There, I said it.  Don’t worry, I do pull them (there’s a reason why...

Backyard Butterfly Weed

By Kaila Blevins Based on the historical texts I read, the seeds and roots of butterfly weed were used in...

HSA Webinar: How to Grow and Use Lavender for Health and Beauty

By Jen Munson, Education Chair A program I attended a few years back labeled basil the “King of Herbs,” but...