Before composting all your cooking scraps, think about saving them for making a delicious broth! I keep mine in a plastic bag in the freezer. Examples of things you can save: – carrot ends – onion and shallot scraps – garlic skins – stalks of greens – potato skins (sweet potato skin makes a delicious […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every Saturday when I visit the Wintertime Farmer’s Market at the Hope Artiste Village, I like to pick up something that isn’t on my routine shopping list. This week, I got some beautiful (and delicious!) watermelon radishes from Freedom Food Farm. Watermelon radishes taste very similar to red radishes, but slightly less bitter. I mixed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In my most recent class at Farmacy Herbs, we watched a video called Herbal Actions where English herbalist David Hoffmann explains the various actions of herbs (what they do in the body). David is clearly an extremely experienced herbalist and does a fantastic job explaining the relationship between pharmacology and herbalism. This video prompted me […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now you can try my grain-free muffins for yourself! A slight variation from my frosted muffins I posted earlier. Ingredients include house-made almond flour from Fertile Underground, local eggs, local honey, organic coconut oil, organic carrots, organic raisins, cinnamon, and fresh minced ginger! […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Detox cleanses aim at ridding the body of accumulated toxins. These toxins come from the food we eat, air we breath, water we drink, and many other modern day contaminants including prescription medications and other drugs. There are many different kinds of detox cleanses, some of which can be very harmful to the body if […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Burdock is a powerful medicinal herb, the root of the plant being used most commonly. It is revered for its blood purifying actions, but has a wide range of health benefits and it used to treat many ailments. It contains amino acids, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins B1, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Astragalus is a great tonic herb that is often used to support endocrine system function and the immube system. It is an adaptogen, meaning that it increases the body’s resistance to stress. Because of its antioxidant properties and wide range of healing constituents, it is used to treat a wide variety of ailments. It is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Alfalfa Alfalfa is a tonic nervine, meaning that it nourishes the nervous system through its high vitamin and mineral content.1 The health benefits of nervines are most apparent when taken over long periods of time. They have a restorative, balancing effect, and are especially useful in combating stress. Alfalfa’s stunning array of vitamins and minerals […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of my favorite podcasts is An Organic Conversation. The show is hosted by food advocate Helge Hellberg, produce expert Mark Mulcahy, and holistic chef Sitarani Palomar. They discuss a range of topics on health, food, ecology, and sustainability. They also feature an informative segment exploring “whats in season?” (They are based in California, but […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I was pleased to read today that a a number of bills have been filed in Rhode Island that impact, among other things, the labeling of genetically modified foods as well as the re-using/re-cycling of prescription drugs. These bills have not yet been passed, but they pose exciting potential changes for Rhode Island. Genetically modified […]Continue Reading... No Comments.