Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Nov/Dec '15 Essential Herbal

The latest issue is on the way to print subscribers now, and pdf subscribers will see their copy on the 20th.  With this issue, we complete 14 years and begin the 15th.  I really can't believe it.  Anyhow, we have another spectacular issue.  Lots of great info, some recipes, a few crafting ideas - just exactly what you've come to expect from us!  So without further ado, the cover and table of contents:

Field Notes, Tina Sams
As the seasons change, we prepare to begin our 15th year!

Carey's cover - perfectly captures the sights and scents of the season.
The Lazy Composter, Sue Kusch
Down to earth instructions that anyone with a little plot of land can use.
American Ginseng, Jackie Johnson
The ethics of cultivated and wild growing as well as the history challenges of growing ginseng as a crop.
Gift Idea - Mug Mat, Tina Sams
Share the scents of the season with friends.
Herbs for Holiday Stress Relief, Catherine Love
Lots of options to help you cope with the pressures that can arise.
Holiday Sweets w/ Exotic Herbs, Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh     
Ginger shortbread and a spectacular citrus dessert sure to delight family and holiday visitors.

Fall in Love with Hydrosols, Part 2, Liz Fulcher
Hydrosols are becoming more available, so good information on their uses is great to have!
Putting Together a Gift Basket, Tina Sams
It looks so simple, but there are a few tricks to putting together a visually attractive presentation.
Perfectly Pine, Kristine Brown
Pine needles and resin have many medicinal, culinary, and even handy household uses.  You won’t look at one in the same way again.    

Urine for It (You’re in for It), Suzan Tobias Scholl
We rarely think of our urinary system until there’s a problem.  There are many ways we can care for it to keep it up and running.
Holiday Sugar & Spice Soap & Scrubs, Marci Tsohonis
Beautiful ideas for gift giving or to brighten up the guest bathroom.
The Herb Taste War: Cilantro vs. Ivory Soap, Rita Richardson     
We have this battle on the farm, with half of us loving it and half of us unable to bear it.

Gift Idea - Solid Perfume, Maryanne Schwartz
Last minute idea (if need be).  Make them today, share them tomorrow.

Enjoying Your Christmas Tree, Sandy Michelsen
Recipes for salve and syrup, and more history and lore.    

Last Words After S.P., Adrie Lester
Gardening while grieving.

Artwork by Debra Sturdevant
Cover Art by Carey Jung 

Debra's work, submitted to illustrate a poem.


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