The Fun Begins

The Seramas went into their new coop today. It’s a bit on the chilly side at night so I insulated the walls and they have a Cozy Coop heater in their bedroom. They are not convinced that it’s a good move, but they seem to be acclimating well. What have Seramas got to do with…

Here Today Emporium.

I’m busy today blending up some spices to make a batch of Chai Tea for Here Today Emporium in Wilton, NH. I tend to only have the chai in stock at the request of the store owner, along with some soaps here and there. Here Today Emporium is the kind of store that you love…

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…

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…