Elderberry Vinegar Honey Caramels Recipe {+video}

Elderberries and apple cider vinegar combine with honey, butter, and vanilla to make these delicious antiviral elderberry vinegar honey caramels. We’ve made elderberry syrup and elderberry tincture, now it’s time for elderberry vinegar! I’ll also show you how to turn that vinegar into a delicious honey caramel treat with an antiviral boost.   Step 1: Make the Elderberry Vinegar Fill a jar about 1/2 way with fresh elderberries, or 1/4 with dried. Add herbs if you’d … Continue reading

Blueberry Herbal Vinegar {a brain food!}

Jar of blueberries, borage flowers, rosemary, thyme, purple basil and vinegar

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. “…The BV [blueberry vinegar] group showed significantly restored cognitive function in the behavioral tests. BV facilitated cholinergic activity by inhibiting … Continue reading

Honeysuckle Orangeade {a refreshing herbal summer drink recipe}

goat curious about glass of honeysuckle orangeade

Honeysuckle Orangeade is a refreshing summer drink recipe with the added benefits of honeysuckle herbal tea. It’s easy to make, kid-friendly and was so well received by my family, I barely got photos of it before they drank every last drop. My goats also seemed fascinated! :)   I was inspired to make this recipe (and more fun summer drink recipes like it!) after going through the Herbal Tea Kick Start Guide, a course created … Continue reading

Apple Cider Honey Caramels Recipe

How to Make Apple Cider Honey Caramels

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 you do have leftovers though, you can keep them in the refrigerator for a week, or freeze for longer storage. … Continue reading

Cinnamon Tea for Soothing Sore Throats

Ingredients for 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 able to share a recipe directly from the book today, for a lovely cinnamon tea that helps soothe sore throats. … Continue reading

Blackberry Vinegar + 3 Recipes to Use It In

Blackberry vinegar is a beautiful way to preserve a summer bounty of berries! Learn how to make blackberry vinegar, then 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 lately! Infused vinegars turn out so pretty that I can’t help but want to share them! All of the recipes in this post were adapted from a wonderful library book, Herbal … Continue reading

Naturally Colored Deviled Eggs

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. Everyone brings a dish or two, so the menu is always a surprise! A highlight of one year was when … Continue reading

Naturally Colored Decorating Sugar (Using Edible Flowers)

How to make naturally colored decorating sugar with edible flowers and cane sugar

Lately, I’ve been working on a new ebook about some of my favorite edible flowers and fun ways to use them. It’s a pretty time consuming project, so I’m still a ways from having it done, but this colored sugar idea has been so fun and so well received by family and friends – I couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you! Last year, IN THIS POST, I talked about how you can … Continue reading