Calendula Ointment

A long time ago, a friend gave me a recipe for calendula ointment - great for wounds, scalds, rashes and eczema. Calendula protects cells from free radical damage while fighting inflammation, bacteria and viruses. Shaving Bees Wax Slivers for your Balm Dried Calendula Flowers soaking in Coconut Oil.... I'm a teacher and one of our…

Making Full Use of Herbs

I have an extensive array of herbs growing in our garden. They thrive! Every now and then I pick some for a salad, or for a dish I'm creating but I never seem to totally use what grows at prolific rates! So as an advocate for sustainable living, I have a trick up my sleeve…

Vegan Butter (Vutter)

Having been a vegetarian for 30 years, I used to flippantly joke that "when I grow up, I'll become vegan...". Well, jokes on me! I watched a documentary "What the Health" two months ago...the film credits started rolling and I declared, "That's it! I won't be buying any more dairy!" And I haven't. While this…

Super Sauerkraut

Growing your own cabbages? Got cabbages coming out your ears? Time to make sauerkraut! It's a digestive wonderfood, AND it's super easy to make! No long, expensive steps... easy! As the cabbage ferments, it produces a colony of beneficial bacteria which is good for your tummy, and of course, it's also so, so yummy! This…

Flower Power Tea

I love coffee, I love tea.....and just occasionally I like a little herb tea.Not just any old herb tea but Flower Power! The stuff of fairies and buzzy bees. Not only good to drink but also good to look at. Tea truly for the soul. It is a labour of love and evokes such powerful…