Rose Hip Jam

Roses (Rosa spp.) are the gifts that keep on giving. After you’ve enjoyed the beautiful, fragrant blooms of summer, the flowers drop off and small fruit known as hips takes its place. These tasty, tart little berries are packed full of antioxidants, vitamins such as calcium, phosphorus and iron, and are also one of the …

Elderberry Syrup

Sambucus nigra has a long history as a traditional medicinal plant. The father of medicine himself, Hippocrates, referred to it as “nature’s medicine chest” and recommended elderberry for a wide variety of conditions. The berries are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids, and are believed to protect against viral entry into human cells and interfere …

Pine Syrup

Pine needles are probably not the first thing that come to mind when you think of ingredients to turn into a sweet syrup. Humor us on this one and try it! I promise, you won’t be disappointed. When gathering your pine needles, focus on the young, pale green tips of the branch, as they are …

Dandelion-Lemon Shortbread Cookies

What could be better than homemade cookies? How about homemade cookies jazzed up with dandelion petals? Dandelions, aka Taraxacum officinale, are sadly considered by many to be only an annoying weed to be eradicated from the lawn. Those in the know understand that dandelions – from the top of the flowers all the way down …

Rose Hip-Chamomile Ice Pops

Summer’s heating up, and that calls for drastic measures. Like popsicles. Not just any popsicles, though – ditch the store bought options for a nutritious homemade ice pop infused with rose hips and chamomile. Rose hips (Rosa spp.) are the fruit of the rose plant that develop as the flowers drop off for the season. …

Mix’n Up a Rhubarb Basil Cocktail

Here at Huckleberry Mountain Botanicals, Thursday is our “Friday,” and you all know what that means… it’s time for another herbal cocktail recipe! Continuing our “what the heck do I do with all this rhubarb” series, join us as we mix up a rhubarb-basil cocktail. The tartness of the rhubarb plays nicely with the bright and …

Lavender Lemonade Syrup

We love lemonade in all its delicious forms, but you just can’t beat the combination of fresh lemon and fragrant lavender in this elegant variation! Besides smelling amazing, lavender (Lavandula spp.) promotes relaxation, can take the edge of anxiety and can help you get a better night’s sleep. Join us to learn how to make …

Maca Power Bites

Stressed out? Looking for a mid-day pick-me-up that’s a great source of sustainable energy and won’t cause you to crash later? Maca root, aka Peruvian ginseng, belongs to the brassica (mustard) family and acts as an adaptogen, helping the body to cope with physical and mental stress and bringing the body back into balance. Keep …