Lessons From The Garden

The garden may start out simply as a place to grow food, flowers and herbs. It may start as a place to grow some food for your family, so you can have garden fresh tomatoes or fresh herbs. It may be a place to gather cut flowers for your dining table, but in time you…

5 Common Culinary Herbs & Spices With Medicinal Benefits

Culinary herbs also have medicinal benefits for a power packed nutritional punch when added to your daily meals. I love using fresh or dried herbs to boost nutrition and the overall health benefits of a meal as well as enhancing the flavor of a meal. There is so many health building opportunities when it comes…

My Must Grow Plants: Medicinal Herbs

Adding medicinal herbs to your garden not only adds beauty to your garden, but allows you to make plant medicine with your harvests. (Most culinary herbs can also be used in plant medicine too, you can see my must grow culinary herbs here.) When we grow our own herbs for herbal preparations, just as any…

My Must Grow Plants: Culinary Herbs

Culinary herbs are so beneficial and easy to grow, even if you have very little space. Herbs are actually what I suggest people grow when they are just starting out as gardeners. Yes you can grow tomatoes your first gardening season, but to help gain confidence in the garden herbs are the place to start….

Dandelions, A Wonderfully Beneficial “Weed”

Dandelions are popping up right now where I live and depending on your temperatures they should be for you too. Growing up I loved making wishes on dandelion puffs, watching as they blew away. I also remember getting scolded for doing it because they were going to start growing everywhere. I didn’t see why it…

Spring Blog Post Round Up For Gardening

Spring is knocking on our doorstep, just days away is the vernal equinox! Today I want to share with you a round up of some of my gardening blog posts as the start of spring signals growth in the garden. Below you can find some of my most popular gardening blogs to help you grow…

Warming Herbs & Spices For Winter

 Using warming herbs and spices in the winter is a great way to warm ourselves from the inside out. You can wear big sweaters and leg warmers to keep you warm from the outside, but adding warming herbs and spices to teas, elixirs, soups, stews, or just about any meal in the colder months is…

3 Herbs To Grow In Containers

Being able to grow your own herbs, whether culinary, medicinal or both is one of the best things about gardening. All three herbs listed not only make great herbal teas, but they are perfect for attracting pollinators to your garden and have culinary uses. Not to mention they all grow easily and are great beginner…

3 Herbs To Use In Your Kitchen During The Winter

I love plants for so many reasons. I’d probably say my number one reason for loving plants is their ability to nourish us. Whether it’s vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains or herbs (both culinary and medicinal), etc. plants have the ability to support and nourish our bodies. The key to getting the most benefits…

Edible Perennial Gardening: Herbs

If you have read any of my posts about herbs, then you will know that I always suggest starting with herbs if you are a beginner gardener. Herbs are easier to grow than longer growing plants like fruits since you are growing them for their leaves. Perennial herbs can bring you years of abundant harvests….

Calming herbs to grow in your garden

To continue with the herb theme I am on this month, I want to talk about calming herbs you can grow in your garden. There is no doubt that we need to focus on self care and ways to help soothe our nervous system in these current times. Herbs can help and we can grow…

Herbs for digestion

Hippocrates said, “All health begins in the gut.” I have to agree, so many of our health issues stem from digestive or gut issues. My functional nutrition teacher Josh Gitalis always says, it’s not just you are what you eat, but it’s what you eat, digest, absorb and assimilate. Supporting our digestive health through food…