Tag Archives: tea

Feasting on Herbs and Flowers

This is my favorite time of year to include a big handful of herbs and flowers in every meal.  Herbs have fully leafed out and are starting to grow tender new leaves.  The flowers in bloom are ever evolving, and … Continue reading

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Warming Winter Recipes: Ginger and Turmeric

Ginger and Turmeric are a powerful pair.  Numerous studies highlight their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.  They are also believed by some to help treat diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cancer, among other diseases.  Equally important, they taste good together and are wonderfully warming … Continue reading

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Tea Time

May in Vermont is truly beautiful.  Bright blue skies and the vivid greens of fields and forests are such a contrast from the greys and browns of early spring.  Song birds and flower blooms add spots of color to the … Continue reading

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Warm Up With Herbal Teas

As temperatures dip back down to zero, I find myself making cups of tea more and more often.  I enjoy picking herbs that energize before work, calm before bed time, sooth the itch I feel starting in my throat, or … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts for Food Lovers

Want to give gifts that are useful?  Do you want them to have a personal touch?  Would you rather not spend very much money?  Here’s some of my favorite food related DIY gifts: Vanilla Extract:  Vanilla extract is easy to … Continue reading

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Cooking with Maple Sap

Sap flow was heavy this weekend in Vermont.  We’re entering that muddy and delicious season where driving down most rutted back roads is rewarded by the smell of sweet steam flowing out of a sugar shack. We put in a … Continue reading

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