It’s winter here in Texas and it seems to have been a particularly bad season for cold and flu. Nearly everyone you speak to has been affected in some way since winter began. When I was searching through my pantry today, looking for good food sources to support my immune system in case it needed … Continue reading What’s in my pantry? (#2)
Today I am going to discuss a plant that seems to be most commonly known for its liver protecting qualities, Globe Artichoke. Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) Globe artichoke is member of the Asteraceae family (the same family as Chamomile) and you are more likely to think of it as a tasty vegetable rather than a … Continue reading Globe Artichoke
Chamomile is a herb that most people have heard about or have had some exposure to. You may have sipped on a calming chamomile tea or used a chamomile containing cream to soothe itchy or inflamed skin. Given its popularity, today I thought I would take a closer look at chamomile. Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Chamomile … Continue reading Calming Chamomile
It’s that time of year when cinnamon is everywhere. As you walk down the street doing your shopping, the scent of a cinnamon candle wafts out of every store to entice you in, cinnamon sticks are lovingly added to decorations and trees and a dash of cinnamon is added to meals for a bit of … Continue reading Seasonal Spice
I’m going to be honest right from the start and tell you that lavender is not one of my favourite scents. In fact for most of my life the smell of lavender has brought on a pretty intense headache that had me reaching for the nearest cold face washer and comfy bed. The problem with … Continue reading Can you smell that? Lavender, lavender everywhere.