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Easy D-I-Y Halloween Make-up

Easy D-I-Y Halloween Make-up

With the delightfully frightful festivities of Halloween just around the corner, the only thing that should be scaring you is ghoulish tricks (and the amount of candy you end up eating…). But the chemicals in store-bought Halloween makeup can be pretty scary too. This year, why not try making your own?
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Herb Profiles | Elderberry; Sambucus spp.; Caprifoliaceae

Herb Profiles | Elderberry; Sambucus spp.; Caprifoliaceae

   Ah, the beautiful elderberry. It's amazing how many people that I come across that have no idea what an elderberry is or what it's good for. Not only are they good for our pollinators, but they are especially beneficial for us humans, as well. From syrup to lozenges, to fruit added to your pancakes or oatmeal, you are limited only by your imagination. 
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October Herb Spotlight - Rosemary

October Herb Spotlight - Rosemary

While each season has its own bounty, each herb has its optimal season. Because of this, a seasonal monthly spotlight on herbs is being introduced for the Home Herbalist community. Rosemary begins the seasonal herbal spotlight series, as it still thrives during the autumn months when most other herbs are dwindling.
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Herb Profiles | GARLIC; Allium sativum, A. ophioscorodon + Recipes

Herb Profiles | GARLIC; Allium sativum, A. ophioscorodon + Recipes

In my humble opinion, and not just because I eat an entire bulb or two every day, garlic should be a staple in every home garden. Garlic is fantastic for roasting, adding to all kinds of foods, juicing, and eating raw. Elixirs and different types of vinegar can be made from garlic, as well as garlic infused oils. Garlic has many medicinal properties, which will be discussed later in this article. Not only can the bulbs be eaten, but the young greens make a great chive-like addition to your recipes.   Garlic can be used in addition to other ingredients to make a useful pest deterrent.  
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