ON November 24,2020

Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Potpourri Blend

If you love the smell of freshly baked apple pie (honestly, who doesn’t?), then this Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Potpourri Blend is for you. With this delightful recipe simmering on the stovetop, your whole home will smell like a freshly baked apple pie—with only a fraction of the work! This dried blend also makes a wonderfully…

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  ON November 24,2020

Holiday Stovetop Potpourri Recipe: The Smell of the Season

Stovetop potpourris, also known as “simmering spices,” have been used for centuries to fill homes with the comforting smells of local fruits, spices, flowers, and herbs. Unlike most store-bought candles, incense blends, and cleaning supplies, homemade stovetop potpourri is entirely natural and free of chemical additives and synthetic fragrances. This Holiday Stovetop Potpourri recipe features…

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Hawthorn cordial on table
  ON November 21,2020

Hawthorn Berry Homemade Cordial

Harvesting hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) berries in late fall can produce a basket of sweet red berries ideal for a vitamin-rich homemade cordial (Harford,2020). Blended with seasonal favorites, including apple, rosehip (Rosa spp.), and cinnamon (Cinnamomum spp.), this hawthorn berry homemade cordial is sure to delight and soothe.  The hawthorn (Crataegus spp.) tree offers many gifts:…

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  ON November 16,2020

French Apple Cinnamon Tea

This French Apple Cinnamon Tea recipe calls for cinnamon, apples, and honey, providing a little crispness with a dash of sweetness and a splash of warmth. Sure sounds like autumn in a cup to me! The wholesome nutrients in apples include beta-carotene, vitamins C and B, calcium, phosphorus, boron, polyphenols, and pectin (Mars, 2004). Because…

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How to Make the Perfect Cup of Chai for Your Dosha | Herbal Academy | If you enjoy chai tea, we hope the tips you find in this article will inspire you to make the perfect cup of chai according to your Ayurvedic dosha.
  ON February 08,2018

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Chai for Your Dosha

Forget bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens—chai is one of my favorite things. For me, a great cup of chai is right up there with puppies, autumn leaves, and twinkling Christmas lights. I don’t know if it’s the perfect blend of sweet, warming spices, the creaminess of the milk, or the happy caffeine buzz…

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