How To Eat The Wild Rose

Being in the right place at the right time is everything, especially when it comes to finding a herb, when it is seemingly looking for you!  Last week while spending 24 hours on Shelter Island, I had the privilege to discover  the beautiful, Rosa Rugosa.   Having just completed teaching at Sylvestor Manor, I was [...]

2018-06-25T21:28:45+00:00June 25th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Holiday Herbal Treats

Burdock Latkes: I admit that this recipe is about 9 days late, but latkes taste good at any time of year, so I am allowing myself a little "holiday" poetic license. For those that don't know, latkes are the traditional food eaten at the time of Chanukah, which finished two days ago!  Usually, latkes are [...]

2017-12-29T06:52:50+00:00December 23rd, 2017|blog, Burdock, Holiday Treats, Recipes|0 Comments

The Magic Of Blue Vervain

This herb holds itself tall and straight, on a long narrow stem. If you were to flick it with your finger, the plant would bounce back without a flinch. There's a tension in its stature. When I was at Herb School, I learnt that blue vervain was useful for those who hold stress in their neck [...]

2018-01-04T13:38:08+00:00October 29th, 2017|blog, Blue Vervain, Sleep|0 Comments

Early Fall Treasures

Fall has officially arrived, although its a little hard to believe, given the 80+ degree temperatures we are experiencing as we catch the last few whisps of summer air. This is goldenrod time!  These are the bright yellow blooms you have been seeing since mid August. There are over 150 varieties of this plant but, [...]

2017-09-29T22:34:38+00:00September 29th, 2017|blog, goldenrod, Recipes|0 Comments

Herbal Valentine

A few years ago, while walking past a Supermarket, I spotted this unlikely couple on the sidewalk. The raspberry and the strawberry were next to the garbage cans from the store, but, far enough away from other visual disturbances for me to notice them while others passed them by.  I always knew that these [...]

2017-03-07T23:35:03+00:00February 14th, 2017|blog, Recipes|0 Comments

A Time Of Release

Kitatinny State Park was in majestic Fall splendor last weekend and had so many treasures beckoning me to capture them. This heart appeared at the end of my visit and was a prompt for me to send out a reminder about a class I was set to teach for the Creative Healing Collecive on Herbs [...]

2017-12-29T13:43:08+00:00October 25th, 2016|blog, Remedies For loss|0 Comments

Harvesting from the Meadow

Near where my parents live is a beautiful meadow that during the Summer months is filled with native wild flowers. Its pure joy to stroll through the "Butterfly Meadow" and see what little floral treasures are hiding through the leaves and grass. What can you see in the photo? I see the narrow leafed plantain's [...]

2016-11-09T23:41:53+00:00July 4th, 2016|blog, Seasonal Change|0 Comments

Healing The Heart

Rosa Canina or the dog rose is a favorite June bloom. The blossoms make a fragrant elxir with raw honey and brandy and a rose petal jelly is a pink tinted seasonal delight. This wild flower grows in Woodlands and along field edges and in early June you can find it around the New [...]

2018-06-24T20:20:42+00:00July 2nd, 2016|blog|0 Comments

Time To Get Outside

Have you been noticing these beautiful trees around the City? If not, keep an eye out, as there are still a few in bloom. They are distinctive as their flowers grow along the branches in a beautiful shade of fuschia. You can even eat them! This is the Eastern Redbud tree, (Cercis Canadensis). This tree [...]

2017-12-29T13:21:28+00:00May 4th, 2016|blog, Seasonal Change|0 Comments