Breaking Old Patterns


It happened again. I was visiting with my parents and my mom and I fell into an old rut. You know—the emotional kind you can only fall into if you’ve known each other for about 45 years. A few hours later, I started feeling sick: sore throat, tired, achy.   Fast-forward a few days. I’m […]

Power Flower Oracle!


  In my newsletter last week, I wrote about the many ways to work with herbs and how you don’t always have to ingest an herb to get its Medicine. This came up again this week when a friend was mourning not being able to take her beloved Hawthorn since it is contraindicated for pregnancy. […]

Chickweed Pesto (yum!)


Just saw these beauties in my yard, which means that it’s time for chickweed pesto! This recipe is super-simple: 3 cups fresh chickweed 1/2 cup toasted walnuts 3/4 cup good quality olive oil salt & pepper to taste pecorino cheese to taste (I use about 1/4 cup). Note that pecorino is made from sheep’s milk […]

6 Flu Chasers

InFLUential Tea

Are you fluin’? Seems like everybody is down with a little something.  Even those of us who aren’t sick, are not quite well. What to do? Fluids:  When I stayed home sick from school as a kid, my mom would put a gallon of Apple Juice out before she left for work and admonish me […]

Seasonal Sadness

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Do you remember the myth of Persephone? Persephone was walking on a hillside with her friends when she came across the most beautiful flower. She was captivated by its bloom and its sweet smell, she paused to be with it, her heart full of joy. The flower was a narcissus, grown by the Goddess Gaia, […]


Apothecary Garden sign

Its a new year and there is so much to celebrate at The Apothecary Garden. Thank you all for helping us to not only survive but thrive in these difficult financial times.  We are very conscious of the active support that we get from all of you and send out our gratitude and appreciation. Our […]