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Hometown Herbalist: Summer lavender lemonade

Hometown Herbalist: Summer lavender lemonade

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Part of the fun of herbal medicine is how easy it is to incorporate medicinal plants into food. While teas, tinctures, and salves are definitely the mainstays of herbalism, many of the plants we use for medicine are also tasty and fun to cook with. Whenever I can, […]

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Hometown Herbalist: The summer solstice

Hometown Herbalist: The summer solstice

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Martinez News-Gazette With the summer solstice just behind us, we take a moment to honor the beginning of summer and the end of spring. The seeds of the season to come have been set, and all that’s left to do is sit back and watch them grow. While the days may […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Backyard Herbalism

The Hometown Herbalist: Backyard Herbalism

| May 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

May Day flowers are popping up all over, and as the abundance of Spring ripples throughout the area, it has us all enjoying this beautiful time of year in the East Bay. While I’ve been savoring the abundance of cool-season herbs like cleavers and chickweed, as the days warm and summer prepares to set it […]

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The Hometown Herbalist: Why Herbs?

The Hometown Herbalist: Why Herbs?

| April 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

By ANNA MARIE BEAUCHEMIN Special to the Gazette When I was growing up, my mom had a plethora of remedies that she would use with me whenever I got sick. She had a kitchen cabinet full of herbs and spices, and a pantry full of food that she somehow seemed to magically weave together, into […]

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