Tag Archives: infusing

Monday Recap: October Treasure

I have to admit I had pretty low expectations when I went out on Saturday morning to dig the Okinawa sweet potatoes. According to the description at Duck Creek Farms where I ordered the slips, it “needs a VERY long … Continue reading

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Homemade: Plantain Anti-Itch Salve and Lotion Bars

It’s summer, and that means many folks are spending a lot of time outdoors, me included. And often times that also means we get itchy from mosquito bites, poison ivy and other rashes and skin irritations. Fortunately, one way to … Continue reading

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Homemade: Plantain Infused Oil

Last week I did a Spotlight on Plantain, a common plant that is so very useful for treating minor insect bites, rashes and other skin irritations. Today I want to talk about making an infused oil with it. Infusion is … Continue reading

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2013 Top 5 Reader Favorites

It’s always fun to see what folks are reading here on my blog. When I first started it, I had no idea if anyone would even be reading it. I generally write about things that interest me, and I never … Continue reading

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Homemade: Calendula Infused Oil

A couple of weeks ago I talked about growing and drying one of my favorite garden plants: Calendula. Now I want to continue this little mini-series by talking about how to make a Calendula oil infusion. Simply put, infusion is … Continue reading

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