Category: Kitchen

Perfect Bee Balm Infused Water for a Beautiful Summer Solstice

Summer solstice is right around the corner, and if you are looking for the perfect refreshments to share with your friends, this bee balm, mint, and melon infused water won’t disappoint. It’s very simple to […]

Adaptogen Sunflower Seed Spread

​Do you love sunflower seed butter? I do! This simple and delicious recipe showcases sunflower seed butter with ginkgo, rhodiola, and rosemary for an adaptogenic, herbal boost that’s sure to please finicky and sophisticated palates […]

Lavender Tulsi Sparkling Water

I really, really believe in the saying “Keep It Simple, Sweetie!” when it comes to health and herbs. There is no reason to struggle with icky tasting extracts or down a handful of pills when […]

Tulsi + Green Tea Ice Pops

I am struggling with allergies this year. Really struggling. Last year I dealt with fluid in my ears for a good three months after not having much of a peep from seasonal allergies in several […]

Holy Wow! Green Rooibos Tea Recipe

Today I’m sharing one of my homemade tea blends with you. I sometimes call this my “Holy Wow!” tea blend, because I enjoy punny names and it has tulsi (aka, Holy basil) as one of […]

Violet Oxymel

Sweet violets are in full swing here on the farm! So far, I have made sweet violet tea, attempted to make sweet violet syrup, and have made two types of violet blossom vinegar. The success […]

Celebrate Spring with Homemade Dandelion Jelly

Spring greens are in full swing here on the farmstead, and it has been an incredible year for dandelions. I’ve never seen the blossoms this large or plentiful. Dandelion jelly is one of my favorite […]

How to Use Bee Balm in the Kitchen

  Sometime the most familiar plants in your garden can surprise you. My mom always grew bee balm (Monarda spp.) in her garden because it attracts birds and butterflies, and as a child I was […]