Apothecary Pop-Up: Solstice to Equinox

Apothecary Pop-Up: Solstice to Equinox

Happy Equinox ~ Merry Mabon ~ Peace out Persephone Autumn has made its grand appearance once again, with its flux of orange, red, and maroon filling the fields of wildflowers and Vermont forests.  I enjoy this time of year, but do miss the warmth that Summer had us wrapped in.  The long hours spent with … Continue reading

Gnarls Barkley, tree that is

Gnarls Barkley, tree that is

“I’m a transformer” The Silver Maple has me gallivanting on frequent Tree rendezvous’ Come to think of it, I’ve seen faces in the gnarled bark for some time Here are a few of my favorites from 2012   You know it’s true, I’d walk to you ~ Herbaloo

Apothecary Pop-Up :: Beltane – Solstice

Apothecary Pop-Up :: Beltane – Solstice

Spring is on its way out – here are the “good-for-yous” that have broken ground before the true heat of summer! Chenopodium * Plantago * Sambucus * Lactuca * Asclepias * Prunella * Potentilla * Valeriana * Hypericum on June 19th surrounded (protected?) by a ring of Poison Ivy (*see comments below) * Achillea * … Continue reading

Mutant Wildflowers

Mutant Wildflowers

Thoughts on these multiple-headed genetic drifters? Plants have the ability to affect our DNA. What changes theirs?  Random acts of Nature? Is it beneficial to have many heads?  You would need multiple hats. I was induced into trance with Tulsi, and her and the Shaman taught me to learn something new. A simple request, but … Continue reading

Apothecary Pop-Up :: April

Apothecary Pop-Up :: April

Rumex * Verbascum * Viola & Taraxacum ::snuggling in bloom:: * Arctium * Glechoma * Solidago * Chelidonium * un-beknownst-to-me Tree, with Chelidonium – Leonarus – Taraxacum * Verbascum & friends * Urtica * Impatiens * Please take note: These medicinals breaking ground in “waste places” are for Earth Medicine only!  If you want to … Continue reading

Food as Medicine

Joy Soda Aperitif mineral water, lemon juice, joy tonic, bitters Basmati Stew rice, genovese basil leaf, opal basil leaf, parsley, celery, sesame seeds, impromptu curry spice blend, artichoke tincture, sage, thyme, garnished with cayenne Raw Chocolate Amuse Bouche goji, cranberry, oat, nut

Apothecary Pop-Up :: March

Apothecary Pop-Up :: March

:: Medicinal Wildflowers breaking ground in my neighborhood this month :: Taraxacum & Leonarus * Daucus * Chelidonium * Artemisia * Capsella * Please take note: These medicinals breaking ground in “waste places” are for Earth Medicine only!  If you want to harvest these medicinals, please do so from a clean & trusted plot.  These … Continue reading

Earth Clock Equinox: out like a Lamb

Earth Clock Equinox: out like a Lamb

Happy Spring! * (click the pic above for a closer read) * * * An indoor Maple Tree turned into what it ought not to be. I believe it is Geranium, and is still fun to see. A Tree with roots indoors to boot.  But alas, twas only throwing its hoot. And outdoors I see, … Continue reading

Imbolc ~ I get it now

Imbolc is the celebratory day which lies half way between Yule and the Spring Equinox.  It is the time of year when the Ewes birth their lambs and we prepare the trees for tapping.  The warm weather week at the end of January leads to the freezing and thawing practice of the early Spring.  Every … Continue reading