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Eggstatically Alioli

My recent addition to the kitchen is Spanish alioli (what the French call aïoli and what we may want to call garlic mayonnaise in English).  Ah.  But don’t call it garlic mayonnaise.  I got the stinkiest of stink eyes from my Spanish friend when I did that. I must say.  Where has this condiment been … Continue reading

Imbolc, Liver Health, Glutathione, and the River

With the many rites of the coming spring in full force (Imbolc, Lunar New Year, Groundhog Day, Candlemas, etc), the warmer weather has me feeling…not only revivified…but also thinking, carefully, about where my energy goes as we enter this new cycle. Just like a archer aiming her arrow, I think about what I want this … Continue reading

A Tail of Making Brushes

With harvest season and market season for the apothecary behind me and fall fully in effect, I’ve had some time to explore in nature and create with my hand in other ways.  Wandering outside just to admire…without my pruning sheers or shovel…has just been delightful…providing some good juice for mah soul. So, my artist friend … Continue reading

Restoring Digestive Health

“All diseases begin in the gut.” ~ Hippocrates I just taught an intensive in Asheville, NC for the Organic Grower’s School on Restoring Digestive Health and it got all kinds of juices flowing on this topic (smile).  Distant memories from my psycho-spiritual break-down (and break-through) re-emerged and reminded me how far I had come.  Truly, … Continue reading

Passionflower and Passionfruit Natural Soda

I suppose it’s about time I write about the name-sake of my website, right?  Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) was one of the first herbs that I took as a medicine many years ago while living in San Francisco.  Blended with hawthorn berry and flower, it helped me make head-way in a long period of insomnia, heart-ache, … Continue reading

Plant Medicine Intensive Recap

In the depths of the winter months I normally begin plotting out the calendar for workshops and teaching opportunities the following year.  There are usually a few key teaching dates, conferences and collaborations I nail down with room for spontaneity. For the past couple of years I’ve been going down the Maypop Herb Shop in … Continue reading

Eastern Red Cedar: Deep Tree Medicine

I have to pay homage to this amazing plant ally, especially after its generous gift to me after a recent and intense car accident.  Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) is quite prolific in Mississippi, where I live.  It is a common and vigorous pioneer species, found along roadsides and also in deforested areas.  It is … Continue reading