On my stove top in autumn and winter is either a kettle of tea, a pot of stew, or a simmering dutch oven of nourishing autumn vegetarian broth. Every other week, I take the scraps from my vegetables or fresh greens from the garden, with a fist full or two of dried mushrooms, and make […]

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

When I was in clinical practice, emotional resilience is something I often talked about with my clients for being just as important as the foods they’re eating, the exercise they’re committing to, and the supplements or herbs they’re taking. Our emotional body is the delicate layer in our health that is the most often overlooked, […]

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

In a few short weeks, the lilacs will be blooming. Their smell is so entrancing…one of the most fragrant trees in the spring. Their flowers don’t last long, a fleeting and quick presence in our world. If you’re not paying attention, you might miss them. And if you’re lucky enough to have a Lilac tree […]

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Friday, March 6, 2020

“There are few hours in life more agreeable, than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea” – From ‘The Portrait of a Lady’, Henry James. I love this emerging desire for people in 2020 to trade in their desperately busy schedules for more time devoted to self care and stress-free living. The […]

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

January Simples

By Lindsay Kluge

Simplicity. Staying with the simple cravings, utilizing every last energetic and therapeutic bit of single herbs, and keeping my January mugs a little more effortless. For your January mugs this month, I’ll share a pot of rose + spearmint tea. Sweet and bright. Floral and delicate. Aromatic and feminine. Per mug, I use about 4 […]

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” – W. Whitman I am a strong believer that happiness and joy are our soul’s default. The farther we stray from that which brings us joy and peace, the more our body protests. And the opposite of joy and happiness is […]

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Winter Skin Nourishment

By Lindsay Kluge

As I’ve settled into my thirties, I have noticeably shifted my focus to a more individualized, holistic, 100% organic, non-toxic skin care regimen. As my skin changed over the years, so did my alertness to the beauty industry, and how under regulated and full of questionable ingredients it all is. Aligning my body care products […]

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Did you know that the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of sugar is 6 teaspoons a day, or about 22 grams? And yes, this is *plenty* of sugar for a single day, but wow does it add up super fast in packaged and processed foods…and holiday treats. Processed sugar consumption is a big problem here in […]

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

When you have a house full of people, or an intimate family gathering, there’s nothing cozier and inviting than a table full of holiday herbal tea. Folks can help themselves, and gravitate towards whichever warming, delicious scent they choose. Serving a buffet of herbal teas throughout the day is one of my go-to holiday practices. […]

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

This is a continuation of my first apothecary post – Creating An Herbal Apothecary at Home – where I go into detail about specific herbs and their herbal actions to stock your apothecary. This post will explore all of the extras that can make your home or professional apothecary fully functional and versatile.  At the peak […]

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Thursday, November 14, 2019