Intuitive Tea Blending

By Lindsay Kluge

Tea blending is a totally magical process. Fewer things make me feel more in control of my own health and wellness than being able to intuitively blend my own herbal teas. And fewer things make my kitchen space feel more “potions class” than my apothecary nooks. When you start to create your own apothecary at home, […]

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

This past weekend, I scooped up my foraging gear and loaded the pup in the car and took off on a long autumnal hike in the October Blue Ridge of Virginia. It’s been some months since I’ve gotten myself outside on a slow and unhurried hike by myself. I’ve had a lot on my plate […]

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Overnight infusions are my favorite way to brew tea when the days are still on the warm side. The nights are a little brisk and the days are savory warm. It’s the in-between tea season where not too hot and not too cold rule the beverage selections in my house and room temperature seems to […]

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Approaching the end of summer is consistently hard for me. I treasure the summer months with the same savoring quality I did during my elementary summers away from school. It’s not just the heightened summer outdoorsy, free spirited, long days and fire-fly filled nights I woefully see slipping away…it’s the oppressive summer heat, too. I […]

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Let’s get into the nitty gritty details of stress. Specifically, the brain – stress – whole body connection and how this presents individually. Psychosomatic is defined as, “(of a physical illness or other condition) caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as internal conflict or stress”. When symptoms show up in the body “out of the […]

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Monday, September 3, 2018

A staple in my own personal kitchen space has always been a fermenting creation. Something on the shelf, bubbling away, growing and shifting (sometimes…developing that distinctive vinegary smell which I kinda love). It’s like a little kitchen baby that I end up obsessively checking on several times a day. I try to perfect things like […]

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

One of the things I like best about herbs is their simplicity. Most of the time they’re just completely no-fuss and relatively intuitive – especially in cooking. I’ve always been the type to never measure anything when I cook. Recreating recipes (or heaven help me when I post something) I have a stupidly hard time […]

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Throughout my years of herbal obsession and experimentation, I’ve gone through probably hundreds of herbal body care items, both store bought and formulated in my kitchen. When I’m looking at ingredients for already made products, my philosophy is the fewer ingredients the better (and I preferably like to recognize every single ingredient listed on the […]

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Lunar Infusion

By Lindsay Kluge

Summer is a magical time for herbal foraging. I spend most all of my summers in the mountains of Appalachia in Virginia where folk medicine is literally bursting through the fields and forests. This is a time when I love to take friends and colleagues out to the mountains and teach herbal wildcrafting and plant […]

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

I’ll be the first to admit that I am no natural baker. I can follow a recipe like a pro, and have some (often fluke) skill at making on-the-fly recipe adjustments. And yeah, stuff usually turns out acceptably good and frankly, I’m not a stickler for visual perfection which I know totally doesn’t serve me […]

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Thursday, May 31, 2018