Flaming Cider Elixir

By Lindsay Kluge

Every herbalist has a little book of recipes. A treasured little notebook to squirrel away recipes from their very first formulating days. Mine has a recipe for fire cider from Rosemary Gladstar when she came to teach my herbal class for a weekend, ten years ago. It was one of the first herbal kitchen remedies […]

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Herbal medicine is a remarkable and totally rewarding profession. It’s personal, and truly a soul calling. There’s not a single herbalist I know who “got in it for the money”. One of the beautiful things about being an herbalist is the ability and opportunity to do lots of things. There’s no one job description for us, […]

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Forest Bathing Herbal Allies

By Lindsay Kluge

My dream of summer is quiet abundance. The world around me now is bursting in green and growth. In life and flavor. I want to soak up every summer day. So, each week, I spend intentional time out in the summer forests where I live. This practice, for me, is very personal time to rest […]

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

5 Tips for Storing Herbs

By Lindsay Kluge

I’ve kept an herbal apothecary for 10 years now. My home apothecary and my professional apothecary differ slightly, but I’ve learned over the years that taking time to store my herbs properly is a game changer. People ask me all the time when they’re starting their own apothecary what are the best tips for storing […]

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Friday, August 9, 2019

High Vibe Summer Tea Party

By Lindsay Kluge

High summer gatherings are oh my gosh so magical. Everything is bursting outside and laden with the heaviness that late summer brings. The air is heavy, the heat is intense, but the opportunity for gathering is incredibly high vibe. Late summer, that is, early August and September, is this in-between season that feels like the […]

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Finding your niche in holistic health is one of the first things I’m brainstorming with my business coaching clients. Whether you’re practicing herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, naturopathic medicine, health coaching, or even blogging, having a niche/speciality in your field is a huge opportunity to attract the exact clients (and readers) that you want to support […]

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Fig & Ricotta Flatbread

By Lindsay Kluge

Figs are in my top favorite fruits of all time. Here in Virginia, July & August bring a wave of fresh figs, and the fig trees are heavily laden with these juicy and sweet ripe fruits. My family’s home in Virginia Beach has about a dozen huge fig trees, and if I’m visiting at just the right […]

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Herbal Long Infusions How To

By Lindsay Kluge

Long herbal infusions, like overnight and solar infusions, are one of the most delicious and seasonal ways to enjoy your herbal brews. In the warmer months, sipping on a piping hot cup of tea is not my ideal way to enjoy herbs (it’s over 90F in Virginia on the regular now). Instead, I make lots […]

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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A Visit to Gaia Herb Farm

By Lindsay Kluge

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, Gaia Herb farm is a botanical treasure. I have wanted to visit and explore the farm at Gaia Herbs for so many years, and finally got the chance to spend a day touring the entire facility last week! From the laboratory to the greenhouses […]

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Wandering the fields and prairies of southern Appalachia will bring even the busiest mind into a still and quiet serenity. It is within the endless expanse of prairies that we can connect deeply with traditions, cultures and generations before us in a subtle and profound way, while it brings acutely into our awareness that deep, […]

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Sunday, June 2, 2019