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Banana Nut And Seed Power Muffins   

Banana Nut and Seed Power Muffins  

It all started when my daughter Ida was born.  On my due date, a friend brought me a batch of lactation muffins.  She had had a baby a few months earlier and reported that these muffins helped her through midnight nursings.   When I started nursing, I realized that midnight snacks were essential!  But, the muffins…

Potato And Spinach Tart With Garlic, Lemon And Feta

Potato and Spinach Tart with Garlic, Lemon and Feta

One year for my birthday, my friend Jane made me a chard and saffron tart for dinner from the Greens cookbook. It was so divine it became one of our favorites; often making it for potlucks and for one another when we got together. This week when Jane came for dinner, I made this Potato…

Ginger – A Home Remedy Super Hero!

Ginger – A home remedy super hero!

One of the things that inspires me most about being an herbalist are the miraculous healing remedies that can be born from the most common of ingredients. We may not think of it, but most of these ingredients became common because of their healing properties! Many people already know about ginger; they have tasted it,…

Chicken Soup With Shiitake Mushrooms And Basil

Chicken Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms and Basil

One of my favorite things about cooking is the bounty of it. To start with, there is the beauty and joy of all the colorful ingredients, full of so much nourishment. But then, there are the secondary products that lend themselves to even more kitchen projects. When I cook there is always a next step…

Moon Wisdom – New Moon

Moon Wisdom – New Moon

New moon, empty, hollow, dark vessel, I see not even a trace of your elegance in the sky. At the start of your sweet cycle the night is dark, the world is quiet and still. We are blessed by your darkness, this rich color of creation, the fertility and womb from which all life is…

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Hi!  My name is Brittany, and I write about what inspires me in my practice as an herbalist and educator, and as a person who loves to putter around in the kitchen.  Here you will find a combination of recipes, home remedies, herbal and nutritional wisdom, and musings about my experiences in life, teaching and health.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!