September/October 2021 Essential Herbal (digital)
Field Notes from the Editor, Tina Sams
Rubbing elbows with herbies again, what we’re up to, and some business.
About the Cover a bit about New England Asters
An Apple a Day Keeps the Herbs in Play, Alicia Allen
Apples in everything from salad, tarts, muffins, dinner bake, and so much more! For instance: Bacon, Apple, and White Cheddar Grilled Sandwiches…
Uplifting Coffee Cardamom Lip Balm, Jessicka Nebesni
Mmmm… the scent of coffee, right under your nose!
A Really “Cool” Way to Dry Herbs, Dennis Mawhinney
You may not have tried this method for your herb preservation. Yet.
Book Excerpt - Winnie of the Dell
A new fictional book about a young herbalist is coming out soon.
Nighttime Beauty & Medicine: Evening Primrose, Kristine Brown RH(AHG)
All about Evening Primrose, and how to make an infused oil and salve.
Goat’s Milk Oatmeal Lavender Soap w/ Honey, Marci Tsohonis
A luscious skin-loving soap to make.
Planning Ahead for Christmas from the Garden, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh
A whole gang of ideas and instructions/recipes to make for gift giving.
Seasonal Favorites, Kathy Musser
All kinds of wonderful flowering plants that you’ll want to consider planting to come back year after year.
The Plant Family Solanaceae, Jackie Johnson ND
A family of delicious foods and some not so harmless cousins.
Rediscovering Traditional Alchemy & Spagyric Medicines, Sarah Akala
Spagyric medicines are becoming more known in the US. The process is involved, with distillation, reducing herbs to ash, and blending all parts back together.
On Our Travels, Maryanne Schwartz
Old fashioned apple dumplings!
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