10 Days of Real Food: Clean Eating Group Starts October 13th

10 Days of Real Food

Seasonal transitions are loving reminders to turn your gaze inward and focus on your body. It's time for a reboot after a summer of indulgence, and time to give yourself some intentional self-care and nourishing for the busy fall. To help you make the most of this seasonal transition, I'm offering 10 Days of Real Food, a clean eating group … [Read more...]

Homemade Veggie Soup Stock

Veggie Soup Stock

I had the pleasure of teaching a class on making homemade herbal soup stocks at the Herbstalk Wintergreen Market this past weekend (here are some fun photos from the event!).  I loved teaching this class because making my own stocks and broths is seriously one of my favorite kitchen activities.  There is something so meditative about saving scraps … [Read more...]

Red Clover Tincture

Red Clover Tincture

One of my favorite summer activities is harvesting!  I have a natural instinct to always look around me and gather things.  I've always been this way - tucking herbs in my pockets, picking flowers, or finding wild berries to snack on.  And let's not forget gathering fresh vegetables and fruit from the garden - that's the absolute best! Since I … [Read more...]

My Favorite Culinary Herbs & Their Medicinal Benefits

Medicinal Benefits of Culinary Herbs

I spent Sunday teaching a cooking with herbs class to a wonderful bunch of students at the Boston Herbstalk 2014 Festival.  Herbstalk brings together fascinating teachers, eager students, and prolific vendors for a weekend conference dedicated to sharing herbal education in an urban community.  It's really a fun event! My class was focused on … [Read more...]

Dandelion Green Pesto

Dandelion Green Pesto

I am really excited to teach a Cooking with Herbs class at Herbstalk this year!  The class will focus on exploring the medicinal properties of common culinary herbs, as well as making some herbal treats together.  My class is scheduled for Sunday, June 8th from 4 - 5:30pm.  Please come check it out! To begin the conversation about cooking with … [Read more...]

Fire Cider

Fire Cider

Last weekend I was lucky enough to take a herbal winter immunity class with Brittany Nickerson of Thymeherbal.com.  It was amazing!  Brittany has an extensive background in herbal healing and filled the class with useful information.  She also brought a spirit of adventure and authenticity, which set the tone for the day.  I left the class with … [Read more...]

Ceylon Cinnamon

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I recently returned from an amazing trip to Costa Rica (hence the lack of blogging the past few weeks).  My mom and I went on a mother/daughter adventure to celebrate her 60th birthday.  We had a wonderful time exploring a new part of the world, testing our bravery on tiny dirt roads and zip lines, seeing incredible wildlife, and relaxing on … [Read more...]