All About Lemon Balm

Getting my little Lemon Balm plant in the mail from Jung's nursery a few days ago has spurred me to do some research & figure out just what this yummy smelling plant is and what it can do for you. Turns out, Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) seems to be a jack of all trades. Mother [...]

9 Strategies to Live Well When You are Exhausted

9 Strategies to Live Well When You are Exhausted

How do I live healthy when I am too tired to function?   That is what I have been asking myself lately because I have been totally exhausted, unable to eat normally, and very unmotivated to maintain normal activities like baking sourdough bread, preparing nutritious meals that don't involve noodles, and of course, working on [...]

Sourdough Sandwich Bread in 10 minutes

Sourdough Sandwich Bread in 10 minutes

Let's talk about sourdough bread! We're taking a slight detour from herbs today, but hey, homeschoolers are really good at going off on interesting tangents, making them into learning experiences, and tying the random things they learned back into their everyday life. And fresh sourdough bread is an amazing, healthy addition to your family's table [...]

DIY Herbal Sourdough Crackers

Crunchy. Flavorful. Savory. Delicious. Today I'd like to share with you all a recipe for herbal crackers that I tried yesterday. I'll spare you the paragraphs of stories about what we did last Friday that is only slightly related to crackers that every other blogger seems compelled to write. We just wanted a snack. And [...]

All About Rosemary

Rosemary. Woodsy. Romantic. Complex. I LOVE how Rosemary smells and have loved brushing against it as I run up and down the hill that my herb garden is tucked into. However, I have yet to actually learn what in the world to DO with the fragrant stalks I finally just harvested. Part of me hesitates [...]