How to make delicious Cranberry Lavender Punch

Last weekend I visited Carolina Lavender Farm, a cool place not that far from my house. (Check out their Facebook page!) I went there with a few friends from a local herbal group where we met up with the lovely Su. She gave us the grand tour, showing off her and her husband's gorgeous fields … Continue reading How to make delicious Cranberry Lavender Punch

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How to make Sparkling Hibiscus Mint Tea!

A couple years back, my doctor informed me my blood pressure is a little high. This wouldn't be the first time I've been told this. "I was stressed today", "I got lost and that is probably why",   "My cat ran away". Oh I had plenty of excuses!  However, I have been watching my sodium intake.  … Continue reading How to make Sparkling Hibiscus Mint Tea!

Let’s make Dashi!

LOVE everything Japanese.  We even have one of those little folding lacquer-looking dining tables that fold and slides under our couch (inexpensive at Asian markets!). Something about sitting on the floor to eat seems so grounding and peaceful. 🙂 My son, Taliesin, has been eating with chopsticks since he was two, and I've made sushi … Continue reading Let’s make Dashi!