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The Taste of Herbs

What do flavors have to do with understanding herbs? When we taste, whether it’s vegetables, fruits, herbs, dairy or meat, it tells us how that food or herb interacts with our body. When trying to identify taste, you should place the herb/food in your mouth, keep it toward the front and thoroughly chew it and …

The Language of Herbalism

In every industry or culture there exists a unique language When you’re in the particular industry, it’s easy to assume that everyone knows what you’re talking about when you use industry-specific words. There’s nothing worse than going to a presentation or listening to a lecture by someone who speaks to his/her peers while ignoring the …

Dandelion Chai Blend

A beloved staple in India, “chai” is actually just the Hindi word for tea, so saying “chai tea” is (apparently) a bit redundant. Traditional masala chai, aka spiced chai, is brewed using various warming spices, and is often infused with black tea leaves for a more robust flavor. As my fellow chai lovers will attest, …

Rose Lemon Drop Martini

In certain cuisines, the petals and hips of the rose are considered an indispensable spice. We’ve used rose hips in a number of our recent recipes, but today we’re turning our focus to the petals. For most of us, a long-stemmed rose is synonymous with love, romance, Valentine’s Day and matters of the heart. In Western …

Immune-Boosting Punch

Can you feel it? The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are cooling off and the air just feels different… fall is coming! Along with the changing leaves, hot chocolate and sweater weather comes… cold and flu season. So what can you do to get ready? There are a number of herbal allies that can …