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Handmade Valentines

This year I was inspired to make real, honest-to-goodness valentines. You know, those traditional heart-shaped treasures festooned with lace and smothered in floral and velvet. There is something about handmade valentines that strikes a forgotten chord in us, like the relighting of a candle. Once upon a time Valentine’s Day was all about…

Herbal Aphrodisiacs

In sensuous honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d reblog an article I wrote for the most recent issue of A Green Beauty. I hope you enjoy…     Throughout history, people have gone to great lengths to cultivate and consume herbal aphrodisiacs. Some aphrodisiacs, like cacao, have become objects of such mass…

Winter Ginger Love

In need of a spicy pick-me up this winter? Try incorporating more ginger into your diet. Ginger is one of the most well-known and universally used medicinal herbs. Like that zesty friend who always kick-starts the party, Ginger has been our indispensable culinary companion for thousands of years. Cultivation of ginger root can be…

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