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A Bit of Peppermint History

A Bit of Peppermint History

It’s the Winter Holiday season, closely associated with the wonderful healing herb, peppermint. Here’s a bit about peppermint’s history to reawaken your curiosity about this wonderfully powerful yet gentle healing herb. Mint is the world’s most familiar scent....
A cup of Joe…

A cup of Joe…

Coffee is sometimes called “joe” because it is considered the common man’s drink and “joe” is slang for a “regular guy”. There’s been a lot of misunderstanding, prejudice, and incomplete science around the benefits or lack thereof, from drinking coffee, or your...
A Time to Give Thanks….

A Time to Give Thanks….

This is the week that the United States celebrates its national Thanksgiving holiday. It is a time for acknowledging our gratitude to the Native American peoples who helped early settlers survive their first harsh winters with food and herbal medicines. The holiday...
Natural Non-sugar Sweetener

Natural Non-sugar Sweetener

Native to Northern Thailand and Southern China, monk fruit is known as the “immortality fruit”. It is a natural non-sugar sweetener that is recommended for diabetics and others looking for a no-calorie, no carb sugar sweetener. Besides its sweet flavor, it is well...
Not Just for Fish or Pasta

Not Just for Fish or Pasta

Hearing the word caper almost inevitably conjures up a question mark, but for cooks, a delicious topping for pizza or fish comes to mind. Ever wonder what a caper actually is? The commonly known “caper” is the bud of the caper bush harvested prior to flowering. If...