I recently made some immune boosting herb balls for a brunch potluck and got rave reviews! They are very easy to make and, in my opinion, are the most delicious way of ingesting herbs! (Though this is really only the case for ground roots and powders- don’t want any leaves sticking out of them!) Here’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I haven’t shared some herbal info in a little while, so here I go with an overview of Catnip: Catnip is not just for cats! In fact it affects humans in quite the opposite way. A part of the mint family, it has a pleasant taste and is most well known for promoting restful sleep. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last night was the last day of my Level 1 HEAT Class (Herbal Education and Training) at Farmacy Herbs! We each presented our final projects: an herb chart detailing 19 different herbs- their actions, body systems they support, where they grow, how they are prepared, their contraindications, and what they are used to treat. We […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I make soup a lot, but all too often I find myself comfortably drifting back to familiar flavor profiles. I felt the need to switch it up a little and try something new. White beans are not a regular pantry item for me, but I do like them and I was craving a soup with […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Broadly defined, “fermentation is the transformative action of micro-organisms” – Sandor Katz, author of both The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation. Fermented foods provide our digestive system with beneficial strains of bacteria (“probiotics”), which our body needs to digest food. Our gut is actually filled with 3 to 5 pounds of beneficial bacteria! Many […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A lot of my nutritional research has been focused on omega-3 fatty acids. They are essential nutrients that modern diets often do not include in adequate amounts. As a psychology major in college I researched omega-3s and nutritional therapy for the treatment of depression; I am fascinated by the relationship between diet and mental health. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Earlier today I purchased a whole fish at the farmer’s market from The Local Catch. I decided to cook the scup whole! In my food processor I put 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, a small bunch of cilantro, parsley, and scallions, 3 cloves garlic, salt and pepper to taste, as well as a few tablespoons of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.