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Mixin’ Up Some Remedies and Cookin’ Healthy Foods

One of my winter projects is to learn more about home remedies.  We use some simple ones already:  garlic for colds and flus, water for headaches, raspberry leaves for cramps, and calcium and magnesium as a mild painkiller.

This winter, however, I plan to learn a bit more using Herbal Nurturing by Michele Augur.  I’ll be posting a proper review of this guide later, but so far it looks great:  lots of recipes complete with cautions and suggestions for use.  What’s more, this book is meant to be used with children and even has homeschooling suggestions accompanying the recipes!
Besides using Michele’s book, I’m also following Keeper of the Home’s ‘Natural Home Remedies and Illness Prevention Month’.  What a great resource this is turning out to be!

Of course, the best remedy is prevention, and the best way to prevent illness is by taking good care of ourselves. Eating well is a huge part of that. How about a whole host of delicious, mom-tested, healthy recipes for the holidays?  For the next eight weeks, we are all invited to enjoy and contribute to Whole Foods for the Holidays, a collection of ‘real food’ recipes from around the blogosphere.  I’m entering my broccoli soup this week, if I can find a picture of it.



Disclosure:  As usual, none of the resources I mentioned here make me any money, but they may save you—and me—a bundle.  I received the e-book Herbal Nurturing for free in order to present my honest opinions in an upcoming review.

This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday, Finer Things Friday, and Farm Girl Friday.


  1. Lori says:

    I’m liking these, Annie Kate! How fun, a progressive-dinner e-cookbook! I’d like to become better trained in home/herbal remedies, too. I’ve looked at Shoshana Easling’s (nie Pearl) stuff, but haven’t ordered anything. No time right now…I guess I should make time, it’s important!

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Sharity says:

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. These resources look great, right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Katia says:

    Hi, sorry it took me a little awhile to get here…..
    I like the suggestions you have made here, I am into some herbal remedies, I like as much as possible the alternatives out there first, then if it doesn’t work we go to the doctor. I can’t wait to visit some of the links you have here.

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