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Sunflower Jelly

Learn how to turn sunflower petals into a beautiful and delicious lemon-flavored jelly! I first got the idea for making sunflower jelly whilst I was pondering the happy row of flowers in my garden and wondering what other uses I could extract from them besides the seed. I remembered reading that the petals were edible […]

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Blackberry Vinegar + 3 Recipes to Use It In

Learn how to make blackberry vinegar, plus three ways to use it in a tasty fruit dip, main dish meal, and homemade salad dressing. I’ve been on a vinegar making roll this year! Infused vinegars turn out so pretty that I can’t help but want to share them! Here are some other infused vinegars to […]

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Honey & Lemon Sore Throat Candy Drops

These yummy herbal candy drops are made with lemon and honey to help soothe sore throats and coughs. A common home remedy for soothing sore throats is lemon juice mixed with honey; however, that isn’t always easy to swallow, especially if you’re a kid. That’s where these tasty little sore throat candy drops come in. […]

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Blueberry Herbal Vinegar {a brain food!}

Beautiful blueberry herbal vinegar features ingredients that are good for your brain and body! Learn how to make blueberry vinegar, plus how to turn it into a brain boosting oxymel (herbal sweet and sour syrup). This recipe was inspired by an interesting study I read about blueberry vinegar and its potential to improve cognitive function. […]

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Apple Cider Honey Caramels Recipe

These honey caramels were inspired by a jug of freshly pressed apple cider from our local orchard. I loosely based them on a family favorite honey cream caramels recipe, but instead of using heavy cream, I used half as much apple cider. They were so delicious that they were eaten up within 24 hours! If […]

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Cinnamon Tea for Soothing Sore Throats

Recently I had the good fortune to view the inside of Rosalee de la Forêt’s upcoming book, Alchemy of Herbs. As expected, it’s absolutely wonderful, filled with all sorts of helpful herbal information and beautiful photos. This is definitely a volume for your home library that you’ll refer to time and time again!   I’m so excited to be […]

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Naturally Colored Deviled Eggs

For many families, spring marks the time to gather together and observe special holidays and occasions. Each year, my brothers and sisters and I flock to my mom and dad’s house where we enjoy a fun-filled Easter celebration with a giant egg hunt. One of my favorite parts of the day is our potluck lunch. […]

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Maple Bacon Candy (Take Two)

I posted this recipe two days ago, but then it just…. vaporized. (I upgraded my server this week and it made things go a little strange for about 48 hours.) Everything *should* be fixed now though, so I’m going to try this again! This recipe is the result of a desperate experiment to find a new treat […]

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Grilled Sweet Corn with Fresh Herbs

I so enjoy this time of year with all of its fresh fruits and vegetables! While we don’t eat a lot of corn in our house (my son was allergic for so many years that we mostly grew out of the habit), we never ever EVER turn down free food – especially when the grandparents […]

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Easy Honey Candy Crunch

A while back, I bought a copy of Rodale’s Naturally Delicious Desserts and Snacks by Faye Martin. It’s an out of print book, from 1978, but you can still pick up used copies from Amazon.com for only a couple of dollars plus shipping. I found the basis for this recipe in there, and once I […]

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Nutty Caramels

The idea for these tasty little honey-based treats originally came from the wonderful cookbook: Grain-Free Gourmet by Jodi Bager and Jenny Lass. They are suitable for anyone on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet or those looking to reduce their intake of refined sugars. Nutty Caramels 1 cup honey 1 cup peanut, almond, cashew or allowed nut […]

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{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 […]

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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 […]

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Honey Butter Finger Bites

When I was in junior high school, I took a candy making class with my mom and sisters. It was a lot of fun and I learned so much from that day! This week, I was browsing through some loose piles of various recipes I had printed off over the years, looking for new ideas, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Kudzu Jelly

This is one of those regional recipes – if you live in the south-eastern USA, you know exactly what kudzu is. If you don’t…. well, it’s this big invasive green vine that grows everywhere down here! Where I’m at, in Virginia, the plant is just starting to flower and will do so until September. We […]

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Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce

This is pretty much the easiest tomato sauce you’ll ever make! The original recipe came from Everyday Grain-Free Gourmet by Jodi Bager & Jenny Lass. Those ladies put out some amazing recipes – all grain free, honey-sweetened and SCD friendly. You can size this recipe any way you like – it all depends on how […]

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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 […]

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