A Vegetable with a Fruit’s Name

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...

Scupper

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...

Ingredients for a Liquid Detox

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...

Meet Seychelles oldest herbalist- 82 year old Ferdinand Vidot.

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, 1000 miles off the coast of Kenya, lies the exotic archipelago of the Seychelles. Its largest island- Mahé- feels like a mountain range surging up from the...

Levelling up!

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,...

The Good Earth Garden Party

Last Spring I started working at The Good Earth Organic Gardening Center in Hope, RI. A beautiful place just outside of Providence (but seemingly much farther) that carries an enormous range of organically grown...

Omega-3’s and Brain Health

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...

Between Cooking and Compost

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...