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Homestead Recipes, Herbal Remedies, Kitchen Healing, and more from 30 years

Best Way to Make an Infused Herbal Oil & Healing Salve apothecary tips calendula diy and crafts healing kitchen hearth & home Jul 07, 2024

The idea of making an herbal oil can be intimidating. Will it spoil? Do the herbs need to be fresh or dried? How long will it last? Many would-be herbalists...

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Brewing Hot Teas and Using Thermoses diy and crafts hearth & home herbal teas remedies Nov 21, 2023

Long ago, when I lived at a sweet yellow farmhouse on a hill overlooking a river valley, I discovered the value of a thermos. I was never a coffee drinker...

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Make a Delicious Honey-and-Vinegar Herbal Oxymel diy and crafts garlic hawthorn hearth & home herbal honeys homestead remedies Nov 21, 2023

What is an Oxymel?

An oxymel is a sweet-and-tangy-tasting and incredibly easy remedy to create. It’s one of my favorites because I love sweet-and-sour...

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Herbal Infused Honey diy and crafts hearth & home herbal honeys homestead remedies Nov 21, 2023

If you love herbs and you love honey, these recipes are for you. This delicious, aromatic and even medicinal blend of plants and bee effort is called an...

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Hollyā€™s Richest, Moisturizing All-Natural Lotion Recipe diy and crafts hearth & home homestead remedies Nov 21, 2023

This recipe is one I’ve used for years, adapted from fellow herbalists including Rosemary Gladstar, and edited and tweaked with the input of students...

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Drying Herbs for Teas harvesting hearth & home herbal tea homestead Nov 21, 2023

If you want to brew herbal teas, using dried herbs will give you the strongest brew and the most intense flavor.

The Easiest Ways to Dry Herbs

These are my...

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Make a Healing, Clear Fennel Broth fennel hearth & home homestead soup & stock Nov 20, 2023

How to Use Fennel in the Kitchen

Fennel is a licorice-tasting herb that provides it stalks, seeds, flowers and fronds for food and medicine. It supports...

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Woodstove Nettle Tea healing tea hearth & home infusion nettle Nov 20, 2023

One of my favorite beverages to prepare atop a woodstove is a strong stinging nettle infusion. It’s really a percolation, since long ago I began using...

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