Herb of the Day: Fennel

HOTD Fennel

Fennel is an old favorite that is often used for culinary purposes as well as by herbalists.  Typically it is the seed that is utilized by herbalists, but the leaves and flowers are occasionally used and the bulb of the plant is used by chefs.  One of the most distinguishing … Continue reading

The Top Herbs For Fall

Top Herbs For Fall (1)

What is your favorite scent of fall?  Is it the smell of crisp air and dried leaves, roasting pumpkins, warm cinnamon?  Fall brings along so many wonderful experiences and Holidays.  Unfortunately, it also brings along a lot of sickness, schedule changes, and stress.   There are many herbs that are … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Cleavers (no, it’s not something scary for Halloween!)

Cleavers herb

Cleavers might sound like something scary but in fact, cleavers is a gentle herb!  Herbalists and cooks use the entire plant for a variety of purposes.  This plant can be cooked up like spinach and is often added to soups and stews.  Cleavers seeds are used as a coffee substitute … Continue reading

Another Reason to Love Pumpkin Pie Spice: Discovering the Benefits of Each Spice

Whole cloves, ginger and cinnamon

Today is the first day of Fall.  The air has been crisp and cool in the mornings, the Aspens here in Colorado are already a stunning yellow, and pumpkin is being added to anything possible! Pumpkin Pie spice is a staple ingredient in most of our pantries, one that probably … Continue reading

Identify Common Wild Herbs With Your Kids

Plaintain, yellow dock, dandelion, coltsfoot how to identify with kids

Do you enjoy going on walks and hikes with your family?  Why not start learning about herbs while you’re out! Your kids will get a kick out of being able to identify wild herbs and will enjoy sharing their knowledge with friends!  Bring along a notebook and let your kids … Continue reading