November December 2017 Essential Herbal
Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
It's been one heck of a growing season.
Bee’s Wax Solstice Ornaments, Marci Tsohonis
Mmmm... beautiful with or without scent, these ornaments will brighten your home.
Cardamom, Miranda Hoodenpyl
Such a delicious, warm, and fragrant spice. We love it! Try the gingersnaps, syrup, and chai recipes included.
Bubble Bars, TEH staff
Something fun to make with the kids.
Gardening Wrap Up, Kathy Musser
Give some thought to what went right, what went wrong, and what you'd like to change.
Herbal Holiday Stress Soothers, Catherine Love
The use of herbs and gentle aromatherapy can make all the difference. Instructions for bath salts and a tea blend provided.
Steak of the Wine Maker, Rita Richardson
Rita's dishes always make my mouth water, and this is no exception.
Sugarplums, Karen Hegre
That imaginary confection of our childhood is here for the making!
Celebrating Cacao. Kristine Brown
All the reasons we should add cacao to our lives, AND some recipes, including cacao toothpaste!
Herbal Quiz 101, Molly Sams
Take a moment out of your busy season to think about herbs.
Hosting a High Tea, American Style, Jackie Johnson
Great ideas for what to serve, how to serve it and what goes together.
Molly (of the West), Molly Sams
Getting settled and finding a whole different world of plants.
Aloe Comfrey Soap, Marci Tsohonis
This soother is great for wind burns and chapped skin of winter.
Winter Herb Activities, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
Fun things to make for yourself or for others! Tub teas, potpourri, a fire spell, and brownies are all listed.
Fudge TEH staff, Easy and quick, just the kind of thing memories are made with.
List Article, What Herb/Plant says “Winter Holidays” to You?
Many different plants are mentioned along with several ideas for their use.
Say Ahhhh... Herbal Throat Spray, Cathy Calfchild
Soothing, effective remedy.
Louisiana Lagniappe, Shrimp Stuffed Portobella Mushrooms, Sarah Liberta
Perfect for holiday gatherings. Fancy, but not too time-consuming.
Maryanne's Turkey and Stuffing preparations.