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I was out on one of my after-lunch walks several weeks ago, and I ventured over to a gnarly old black pine (Pinus thunbergii) on our property and found the most beautiful blob of pine […]

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While winter is often considered a barren season for the herbalist, there is plenty of nature’s bounty to employ, especially where foraging for botanicals is concerned. Today, I’m sharing all about foraging wintergreen in winter, […]

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Guest post by GardnersPath.com There’s a chill in the air, and the leaves are starting to turn yellow and red. It can only mean one thing: winter is coming. This means it’s time for gardeners to start preparing our herb gardens for the cold days ahead.  This article will discuss things you can do before […]

February can feel never-ending, making it hard to enjoy winter at this point in the season — at least here in East Tennessee. While this month is home to Imbolc — the symbolic festival marking the transition from winter to spring, it’s still freezing cold, either raining or snowing, overcast and grey, and much of […]

I’m not sure what it is about winter, but when dinner rolls around, I’m either motivated to cook healthy meals for my family or too tired to bother, which means I’m looking for quick, healthy winter dinner recipes that get everyone fed. If you’re like me, then you’re going to love today’s post. Today, I’ve […]

Umm, there’s nothing better on a cold winter day than a warm cup of spicy tea. Wouldn’t you agree? Here’s the thing though. While I love me some chai, sometimes I’m in the mood for something else — something like orange spice tea. This orange spice tea blend will not only warm you up as […]

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