A little bit of Sweet, a little bit of Spice: Gingerbread Recipes

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  Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer As you well know, it’s Christmastime! Your music is playing, the stockings are hung, your tree is decorated and it’s time to get baking! When I think about baking during this season, my first thoughts are about gingerbread houses and cookies. I love the spicy, sweet flavor. They are adorable, although they are full of white sugar and decorated with artificial flavoring and color frosting usually. Did you know that it is possible to make these little guys while […]

Herbs I Have and What I Do With Them

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Herbs fascinate me. These timeless plants have been used by various healers over thousands of years in order to treat symptoms, ease discomfort, improve mood or mental function, fight infection, and so much more. It seems to me that many Christians steer away from herbalism, using conventional medicine instead. I have come to appreciate herbs, though, as a gentle healing gift from God. Every time we drive down to the town of Lynden, WA, I notice that sign from the herbal supplement company Flora, that […]

Chewy Gingersnaps (No Gluten, No Grains, No Dairy)

Chewy Gingersnaps {No Gluten, No Grains, No Dairy}

These cookies may be “free” of a lot of things (gluten, grains, dairy) but they do definitely have some things in abundance: ginger, protein, taste, yumminess. Since we have two little munchkins who don’t do gluten or dairy at all, I like to find treats to make that everyone can enjoy, rather than trying to make different things for different people. Brown rice is something that my kids get commonly (whether it’s actual rice, or rice flour in baked goods) so I set out to […]

Cold Kicker Remedy: A Tried and True Recipe

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Written by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer This remedy is one of the best for warding off colds, the flu, or any kind of general feeling of ickiness. Not only is it chock full of anti-viral and anti-bacterial goodness, but it’s guaranteed to knock your socks off! Ginger and cayenne are warming to your system, while onion, horseradish and garlic help to kill any bug that is attempting to assault your body. Sage and rosemary dry up any mucus that might be tempted to drip, and […]

A Year of Herbs: Ginger

Ok, ok, candied ginger may not be medicinal either, but it's pretty, no?

Image by vieuxbandit As I went to write this next post for my Year of Herbs series, I had been thinking of doing comfrey or yarrow. However, I’ve really been enjoying learning about herbs that we all have right at our fingertips (like garlic and onion, or fennel and dill). Ginger seemed a perfect choice to study up on next! Truthfully, I had never, ever thought of ginger as a “herb” (or at least, a medicinal one) until I began studying up on herbs. Suddenly […]