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Archive for July, 2010

Summertime Bane – Sunburn!

• Jul 29th, 2010 • Category: health, herbs

I don’t know about where you live but it’s HOT here! I don’t care what the thermometer says, when I get out into the sun, it feels scorching. Yes, I try to get out in the mornings and early evenings before & after the sun is high but sometimes that’s not possible with my crazy […]



Herbs Can Save Money

• Jul 22nd, 2010 • Category: health, herbs

Whatever television station you watch, despite what Washington is saying, the news on main street doesn’t seem to be very good these days.  Even if you still have your job, times are tough and we all need to tighten our belts a bit. Believe it or not, there are ways to cut down on expenses […]



Lemon-y Balm

• Jul 15th, 2010 • Category: health, herbs, magic

It’s the height of summer. Most of the herbs have already bloomed and are starting to die back except … the greenest part of my garden nine months of the year is the Lemon Balm bed. It’s so bright it almost shines. Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis gets it nickname from its lemony scent and “Balm” […]



Blueberries Bilberries Huckleberries Oh Yum!

• Jul 1st, 2010 • Category: health, herbs, magic

July is National Blueberry Month.  The “occasion” must have been started by someone in the more northern climes: we’ve had blueberries for nearly a month, here. Blueberries are a close relative of bilberries (or huckleberries or whortleberries … pick your name).  They are all of the Genus Vaccinium and have essentially the same uses. And […]