patchouli & things…

  Experimentation with herbs and essential oils is a glorious thing… After experiencing several months of immune stress and shut down, I’ve enjoyed new avenues of exploration in health and wellness, including discovering the benefits of numerous plants, including a great new favourite — hyssop from Israel, (which I found was wonderfully delicious sprinkled on salads, scrambleContinue reading “patchouli & things…”

this pod’s 4 u :)

In focusing on spices for health and wellness, I would be remiss not to mention cardamom. This uniquely flavoured and delicate native spice from India and Nepal is growing more and more in popularity, (in fact, Starbucks has introduced a lovely Cardamom Latte this fall that’s already a ‘fave’ of mine). If you aren’t familiar with thisContinue reading “this pod’s 4 u :)”

Spice it up!

Damp weather and cooler temperatures…snow’s just around the corner in Canada’s mid-west. No better time to focus on preparing homey comfort foods, stews, and broths. As you do so, think about adding spicy elements to meals to boost and strengthen your immune system. I love brightening up a rainy fall day with a hearty bowl of chicken soup. If you’re on the goContinue reading “Spice it up!”

Salt…for all seasons

We’ve all heard of people who are solid and reliable and referred to as the “salt of the earth“. It’s kudos to them, for without question salt is one of the world’s humblest, most  valuable gifts. Esteemed for centuries, common table salt (or NaCl as it’s referred to chemically), is a savoury flavour ‘must’. Today, discreet salt-seekers are prone to choosingContinue reading “Salt…for all seasons”

Oh Cotton…

…‘sleep’ is essential, but a great sleep is priceless. There’s nothing worse than not getting quality zzz’s.  Although we all have different biorhythms (and some people seem to need less sleep than others), most scientific/wellness reports indicate that getting a solid night’s sleep (at least 7 hours) is invaluable for overall long-term health. Calcium and D3 and high science core minerals can supportContinue reading “Oh Cotton…”