It's mid spring here on the west coast and there is a gorgeous glut of greens everywhere!
In my garden I let the dandelions and wild lettuce grow, but now I want to harvest them to make room for my other seedlings. I'm picking the leaves daily, dehydrating them, grinding them into powder, and storing as greens for smoothies! And when the greens are gone, I'll harvest and dry the roots as well!
But, what I really wanted to talk about was making your own oregano oil!!
Have a huge bush of lemon balm, catnip, spearmint, or oregano? Perfect!
I attempt to address the subtext of the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility of seeing the beauty in these days.
The gloves come off and I get vulnerable and raw.
Just a short video where I talk about decreasing harmful habits and increasing helpful choices for our immune systems right now.
Here is a link to Dr. Mark Hyman's recent article where he covers more in detail what I talk about...
Please share what works for you and your family!
Just wanted to share a few thoughts I've been having that might help ease what we're all going through. I wanted to acknowledge the normalcy of our feelings, offer a few tools for action if you're looking for suggestions, and talk about the different facets of self care.
Please share your ideas and experiences, and offer tools that you've found to be helpful!
More people are turning to bone broth for micronutrients these days. Many companies are making beautiful and accessible products for purchase, but I wanted to show you how easy and cheap it is to make it yourself.
If you decide to make it with beef bones, choose joint bones with cartilage and let it simmer for 48 hours instead of 24.
You can also make vegetable stock if you don't want to use animal parts, but it won't have the same minerals. Mushrooms, seaweed, veg scraps, and plenty of herbs make a lovely veg broth.
Once it's done simmering, let it cool, strain it, and funnel it into glass jars.
Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze it for later!
Drink it by the mugful as a nourishing, warm beverage or use it to make soups, stews, and rice!