Category Archives: Healing

Hugging My Insides with Nettles

I first encountered nettles when I was taking a course in herbalism. As part of my herbalism class, we would take trips to harvest medicinal plants. It was 10 years ago this spring when we went up to Sea Ranch … Continue reading

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Volunteering Heals My Soul

I am not sure when I first heard about 18 Reasons, but I do remember the first class I attended. It was a blue cheese tasting with Neal’s Yard Dairy from London. The 18 Reasons space was tiny. There were about 25 … Continue reading

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Fighting Fear with Pickles

I can’t remember exactly when I first heard about watermelon radishes. But I know that I first tried them because of my CSA. They showed up in one of my Mystery Boxes two years ago. Watermelon radishes are an heirloom varietal … Continue reading

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Cooking from the Heart: A Lesson in Imperfection

You may have noticed that I have not written a blog post in quite a while. I have plenty of excuses why I haven’t been writing: 1) I was too busy to write; 2) I couldn’t get comfortable writing unless … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons . . . Make Marmalade

Having grown up in the Midwest, citrus was not a huge part of our diet. My mother always had cans of mandarin oranges in her pantry, I just thought they were baby oranges. I didn’t have a fresh mandarin until … Continue reading

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The Elixir of Ginger Tea

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been dealing with the typical seasonal ailments and as I grab my go-to elixir of ginger tea I have thought often of a woman who changed my life. Many years ago, when … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Apples

I spent most of my childhood on a farm in Nebraska. When I was little, we had a man-made horseshoe-shaped lake in the middle of our 300+ acre property that was surrounded with apple trees. I couldn’t tell you what … Continue reading

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