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Nettle Seeds for Vitality – Preventing adrenal burn out

From mid-summer onwards our native superfood, the stinging nettle offers us their plump green seeds. They hang like jewels in strings beneath the leaves and if you’re very careful, you can just about pick the seeds without stinging yourself on the stems or leaves that surround them, but I recommend gloves for gathering nettle seeds.…

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Flower Glycerites – Mid-summer medicine

Infusing herbs in vegetable glycerine to make a glycerite is a great way to make medicine that is both alcohol-free and, despite its sweet flavour, sugar-free. I make the majority of my glycerites in midsummer as I love the way the odorless, slightly sweet qualities of glycerine brings out the delicate sweet flavours and fragrances…

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Herb infused oils and balms

It’s time to let the warm summer sun infuse oils on my window sill. Lavender, St John’s Wort, calendula, plantain, feverfew and lemon balm to name a few. The oils in this picture have been made by putting the fresh plant directly in the oil and leaving the sun to warm it each day.  If…

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Stinging Nettle Fritters – Gluten Free Recipe

Stinging nettles really are a superfood – containing over 50 chemical constituents. Nettles are one of the highest sources of protein for a leafy green, nettle leaves also contain vitamins A, C, D, E, F, K, P, and b-complexes as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B-6! I could go on and on… get…

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Dog Rose Elixir to calm anxiety

I am collaborating with Gazelli House on July 4th for an evening workshop sharing the delightful medicine of rose.  You can read more on their blog. Calm and Sensuous…some of the medicine of rose. Who doesn’t want more of these qualities in their life? Rosa canina, know as dog rose, wild rose or briar rose…

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Nettle Syrup and other Sweet Delights

In my last post, I talked about Stinging nettles and how they really are a superfood – containing over 50 chemical constituents valuable to our bodies. There is still perhaps a little bit of time to find yourself some stinging nettles and make the most of their goodness this year. It is important to only…

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Stinging Nettle Fritters – Gluten Free Recipe

Stinging nettles really are a superfood – containing over 50 chemical constituents. Nettles are one of the highest sources of protein for a leafy green, nettle leaves also contain vitamins A, C, D, E, F, K, P, and b-complexes as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B-6! I could go on and on… get…

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Atelier des herbes –

On an artist residency at Utopiana in Geneva.  I’m giving herb workshops every Saturday to the gardeners who use the allotments here and making medicine with the plants growing on site.  Here’s the invite to the latest event here at Utopiana: Vous êtes cordialement invités à  un brunch amical ce samedi 2 mai 2015 dès 11h à…

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