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Four Thieves Vinegar

Four Thieves Vinegar

This legendary formula dates back to the 5th century when the Western world was in the midst of a terrible plague. During this pandemic, thousands of people died, and no one seemed immune. Yet the people of one city noticed that the graves of the dead were being...
Vanilla Bean Extract in Brandy

Vanilla Bean Extract in Brandy

This is such an easy recipe that can make a good desert great! Or you can add it to coffee for a special little flavoring that has just 2 ingredients. Pour one cup of brandy into a jar that has a lid. Take one vanilla bean, split in half to expose the seeds. Scrape...

Homemade Multi-Grain Mustard

Got leftover Thanksgiving turkey that might make some great sandwiches? Did you know that whole grain mustard is a snap to make and that it has medicinal qualities? Mustard is a popular and warming herb that happens to also be a wonderful culinary condiment. It is...

Life is Better with Bitters

Good friend, colleague and fantastic Naturopathic & Homeopathic Doctor, Dr. Sarah Paton, and I agree on many things, but one of the most important topics we are  both passionate about is the value of Bitters for digestion and health. Herbal bitters are digestive...

The King of Bitters

One of the most bitter of the bitter digestive tonics, gentian, is appropriately called “bitter root.” Legend has it that the medicinal qualities of European Gentian were first discovered by Genitus, King of the Illyrians (180-167 BCE), during the time of a great...