Marshmallow Leaf

Marshmallow Leaf is a natural source of beta-carotene, amino acids, minerals and vitamins. Althea officinalis also contains large amounts of vitamin A, calcium, zinc and significant amounts of iron, sodium, iodine and B-complex vitamins. Often used traditionally as an aid to digestion and to line the mucous membranes. Marshmallow forms a protective layer on the…

Snowy Day

Looks like winter has arrived here in New Hampshire. We went from wearing T shirts yesterday to being in the process of accumulating a foot of heavy, wet, snow. This is the kind of snow that takes down trees and power lines and wipes out anything that can’t take the weight. The ground isn’t frozen…

Dandelion and Burdock

As a young girl back in England, one of my favourite drinks was a soda of Dandelion and Burdock. It was a unique flavour that was not available anywhere else. I could compare it to a liquorice Birch Beer, if I had to, but that would only approximate the flavour. I guess you have to…

Old Fashioned English Tea Loaf

I’ve always been a big fan of tea loaf. I think soaking dried fruits in cold tea overnight, really, really brings out the fruit flavours. I admit to being one of the few people I know who actually likes old fashioned fruit cakes. Dundee Cake in particular. Well, I’m just a bit of an old…