A Tale of Two Soaps

Awhile back (dang! nearly 3 years ago!) I wrote a post about using soap as a way to incorporate magic into your hectic life. I’ve been faithfully making my magical soap – until about a month ago, that is. I ran out of base & kept...

Herbal Dryer Sachets

A few weeks ago, I was in the mood to be crafty. Me being me, it had to involve herbs in some way and I didn’t have anything on the agenda in the shop. So, a few minutes on the Interwebs gave me an idea: herbal dryer sachets. I...

Spicing Up the Holidays

My inner child has been whining, “WHY?” for the last several days. WHY do we associate many warming spices with the holiday (Yule/Christmas) season? I’ve just spent a couple of hours browsing the Internet for answers and...

Temporarily Abandoned Project

I have a problem.   I had an idea for an online course, based on my books (which are an outgrowth of my passion): teaching medicinal and magical herbalism together. I started writing it and made good progress … something like 70 pages...

Nail Fungus: Eew

Three years ago, I picked up a fungus under the nail of my pinky finger. Don’t ask me how, I don’t know. What kind of fungus? Don’t know and it doesn’t matter. It didn’t bother me unless I looked at it. Then, it did...

Practical Herbs 2: A Review

I’m going to preface my remarks by warning you: I’ve been a Henriette Kress fan for years and was thrilled to get a sneak peek at her new book. Practical Herbs 2 is as wonderful as Practical Herbs.  Down-to-earth advice for a variety...

Cat Nip

  (No, I’m not high in this photo. I have an overbite. And I forget my tongue sometimes. Wanna make something of it?) Meow. I’m Mischa and I’m hijacking DJ’s blog today to bring something of extreme importance to your...

Growing It Alone

Today I posted this picture on Facebook:   This is the one Calendula in two beds that has bloomed. None of the others have even budded, yet! And as you can see, there’s plenty of room between this one and its neighbor, although I...

Summer’s Here!

Yes, I know. Summer doesn’t officially start until Friday morning. So sue me. The herbs aren’t waiting a week. I spent a long, lovely weekend in the garden. It’s true what they say: gardening is great therapy. Just in case you...

Baneful! Release Day!

OMG. I am so excited … and relieved. Baneful! 95 of the World’s Worst Herbs is finally out!   It’s currently available in paperback through Amazon US and Amazon UK. In the next couple of weeks, it should be available to...