Instant Herbal Iced Tea

by Crystal Baldwin August 02, 2023

Instant Herbal Ice Tea is so simple to make and will help to get those creative ideas flowing.  The combination of flavors is endless and there is nothing more simple than boiling water. 

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Rose Petal Infused Honey

by Crystal Baldwin July 26, 2023

Spending a couple of hours in the middle of a rose bramble in the woods with dappled sunlight, the sounds of birds singing, little creatures moving about, the feel of the velvet petals between my fingers and the light scent of wild roses, is a great way to spend a morning.

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Benefits of Summer Baths

by Crystal Baldwin July 02, 2023

A summer bath can be very relaxing, soothing and calming and it has some wonderful health benefits as well. There is a reason we run the warm (or cool) water and reach for our bath salts...its good for our health!

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Pesto with Nettles and Basil

by Crystal Baldwin July 02, 2023

Fresh Stinging Nettles are one of the many gifts of spring and early summer (for us here in Colorado).  It's fresh, green color ushers in the season of "Spring Greens" which we love to eat in abundance to help clear out our winter digestive tract and get things refreshed and moving. 

Did you know nettles has 29x more calcium and 9x more iron than spinach?

You can also purposely sting yourself on painful arthritic areas, a process called urtication which help bring relief from pain - read more!

Here are ways to eat this incredible powerhouse:

  • Pesto
  • soup stock
  • Smoothies
  • Soups
  • Hot tea


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St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur & Lemon Zest Icing Vegan, Dairy & Gluten Free

by Crystal Baldwin June 02, 2023

Elderflowers are the magic fairy flowers of summer. They bloom in soft, white, pillowy drifts in late spring & early summer. Their light, sweet perfume fills the air and lets you know summer is here. There are many different foods and drinks that are made with this beautiful flower like elderflower

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Dandelion Cake with Elderflower liqueur & Lemon zest Icing, Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free

by Crystal Baldwin June 02, 2023

Nothing says it's spring like the sunny, little yellow faces of dandelions springing up! These sweet flowers are so important as they are the first source of food for our precious bees and other pollinators. For some, dandelions signify a battle in the yard that is about to ensue- but wait! Don't

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Lilac Flower Scones & Lilac Glaze

by Crystal Baldwin April 29, 2023

Lilacs usher in spring with their soft purple colors and delicate, but fleeting, fragrance. They remind us that a new season has started, full of promise and ethereal fragrance. I get so excited this time of year awaiting the tight buds to spring open!  Living at 8100 feet means its a long wait for those amazing flowers and I am ready to soak them up in every way!

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Allergies - Natural remedies that really work!

by Crystal Baldwin April 17, 2023

Allergy symptoms are so disruptive to our lives that it is difficult to think about anything else when they hit.  It brings a lot of stress just thinking about springtime and dealing with the physical issues that allergies bring with the change in seasons. 

I have good news!  There are things that you can do to ease and in many cases eliminate this issue and it doesn't require yet another medication that makes you lethargic or feeling out of it.  There are some simple, natural remedies that actually work and work well!

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GF, Vegan Chocolate Covered Coconut Easter Egg Recipe

by Crystal Baldwin April 06, 2023

Do you love Easter candies but not the sugar high you get after eating all of the  high fructose corn syrup, excessive amounts of sugar, toxic food colorings and preservatives?  Then you will love this recipe for fresh, chocolate covered coconut Easter eggs.  

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Spicy Ginger & Green Rooibos Tea Recipe

by Crystal Baldwin April 03, 2023

Nothing feels better during the cold winter months than a gentle, spicy tea to warm the body and calm the tummy.  Add a touch of honey or a wedge of lemon to bring out all of the flavors.

The combination of the caffeine free rooibos tea and strongly anti-microbial herbs create a powerful, stimulating and immune boosting powerhouse -  good for the gut and immune health.

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How to make Fresh Ginger Syrup

by Crystal Baldwin February 24, 2023

Fresh ginger infused honey, ginger syrup, great for your tummy, immunity, colds & flu, inflammation and pain, nasal congestion and more.  Tastes great in Asian cooking, warm teas and refreshing lemon drinks.

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Vegan Chocolate Hearts & Roses Recipe

by Crystal Baldwin February 10, 2023

Vegan Chocolate hearts with roses & herbs for increased libido and sexual function.  Great to make for yourself or your loved one.  You can customize the chocolate to your preferences. You can reduce the sugar, eliminate fillers and allergens and make your very own chocolate- it's easy!

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