{Healthier} Herbal Jello

{Healthier} Herbal Jello

I knew when I posted about making Herbal Jello as a great way to get therapeutic levels of herbs into a picky kid or too-sick-to-eat-much individual, that there would be some unable to use the recipe because of the sugar and artificial ingredients contained in regular Jello. While you can find Jello without artificial dyes…

Herbal Jello

Herbal Jello

You know when you’re a kid (or grownup) and you’re sick and you just don’t feel like eating, much less swallowing some horrid tasting mixture your mom gives you to help you feel better? Well, this is where herbal jellos come into play. They’re ideal vehicles to administer therapeutic doses of herbs to less than…

Honey Nut Brittle Candy

Honey Nut Brittle Candy

We’ve really been enjoying Papa B’s honey from next door lately! Today, I made three kinds of honey nut brittle to tuck away in the freezer for when the urge for a sweet treat hits. The idea for this recipe came from “Macadamia Nut Brittle” in the cookbook: Eat Well Feel Well by Kendall Conrad….

Two Easy Honey Candy Recipes

Two Easy Honey Candy Recipes

For a few years, my son could only have honey as a sweetener, which meant store-bought candy was out of the question. (This was on the advice of his pediatrician who placed him on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet because he had non-responsive celiac disease and was a very sick little boy. The diet worked wonders…

Blue Chamomile Face Cream

Blue Chamomile Face Cream

This rich face cream contains an assortment of flowers and herbs, along with precious blue chamomile essential oil – which contains a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, chamazulene. It’s most suited for dry and/or mature skin types. Before starting, make sure to sterilize all utensils, bowls, beaters, and jars – I use the sanitize cycle on my…

Dream Cookies

Dream Cookies

When I first found out my son had to go gluten-free and had a pile of food sensitivies to boot, a friend-of-a-friend who had been down that road before, loaned me a great allergy cookbook that focused on using a rotation diet to keep from developing further food allergies. The name of both book and…

Herbal Basting Brushes

Herbal Basting Brushes

DIY Herbal Basting Brushes are so easy to make and add such a subtle flavor that you’ll never want to buy a basting brush again! I do not currently own a basting brush. I have owned them, plenty of them, but they get all oily and are hard to clean and I end up tossing…

Whiskey Rose Cough Remedy

Whiskey Rose Cough Remedy

Combine whiskey, lemon, honey, and roses to make a tasty and effective remedy for coughs! A few days ago, one of my nieces brought a beautiful rose back from her grandfather’s house and presented it to my brother. He made a joke to her about giving it to me so I could make something from…

Homemade Violet Jelly

Homemade Violet Jelly

Learn how to turn violet flowers into homemade jelly with a delicious grape-like taste! While researching violets several years ago, I found references to homemade violet jelly. It looked beautiful, but I wondered… would it taste like you were eating a mouthful of flowers? That didn’t sound all that appealing to me. Regardless, I decided…