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Archive for January, 2011

How to Make ‘Tea’

• Jan 27th, 2011 • Category: health, herbs, magic

It seems I’ve been answering a lot of questions lately on how to make and use water-based preparations of herbs. Apparently, these people haven’t read my book! So, to get the word spread a little further, here’s an excerpt: “The most widely used herbal preparation is a tea or tisane. (Actually, Tea is an herb. […]



Worth the Effort: Pomegranate

• Jan 20th, 2011 • Category: health, herbs, magic

A post on a forum this morning gave me today’s subject. Someone posted a recipe for pomegranate cordial which sounds so yummy, I’m going to have to make a trip to the liquor and grocery stores and give it a try (I’ll share later on). Pomegranate Punica granatum has long been known for its healthful […]



2011 Herb of the Year

• Jan 13th, 2011 • Category: health, herbs, magic

The International Herb Association has chosen an “Herb of the Year” every year since 1995, meant to highlight herbs and draw attention to National Herb Week (celebrated the week before Mother’s Day). This year it’s one of my favorites: Horseradish Armoracia rusticana. I’m not a fan of most spicy food but like the also-pungent Ginger, […]



Book Review: Sacred Plant Medicine

• Jan 6th, 2011 • Category: health, herbs, magic

Virtually any time a book title has “Native American Herbalism” or something similar in it, it’s going in my reading pile. A lot of times I’m disappointed but this time I wasn’t. I hadn’t even gotten through the ‘Preface to the New Edition’ before I realized that Stephen Buhner is a man after my own […]



My Word 2011

• Jan 3rd, 2011 • Category: Musings

It seemed like a good thing to do last year … choose a word that has the ability to make an impact on your life and concentrate on it for a year.  (If you haven’t been following my blog for a year or didn’t completely rootle around in the archives, that post can be read […]