All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken. ~ Thomas Wolfe
Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! ~ Humbert Wolfe
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Ancho Pepper Powder | Mild Heat
Ancho Powder is dried and ground pablano pepper. The flavor can be described as mildly fruity, sweet, and a little smoky; and is considered the sweetest of all the dried chiles. Ancho powder is only mildly hot (between 1,000 to 1,500 on the Scoville scale) which makes it perfect for layering with other flavors. It’s very family-friendly. It can be paired with cumin, cinnamon and cilantro.
Ancho Powder is a good choice for those who are looking for a “milder” taste in their cooking. Sprinkle on pasta, baked potatoes, vegetables, soups, pizza, popcorn and more. Also try it to season chicken, stews, potatoes, vegetables and, of course, Mexican dishes.
Ancho Powder features in The Cottage spice blend ‘Sweet & Spicy‘. So good sprinkled on roasted sweet potatoes or avocado toast.
Classic Chili Powder Base Blend
Chili powder’s job is to provide the base flavor, aroma, and color depth to Mexican and Southwest cooking. Your level of heat preference is then added to this through the use of other fresh or dried chili peppers and spices. Start with 1 -2 tablespoons per pound of protein.
1st Chakra – Grounding, Physical existence, Stability
Organic Herbs of: Sarsaparilla root, Ginger root, Dandelion root, Hawthorn berry, Elder berry, Rose Hips, Cinnamon chips, Vanilla bean, Lemongrass, and Spearmint, with wild harvested Sassafras and Red root
Steeping Directions: Approximately 1 TBS (tablespoon) herbal mix to 6 oz boiled (approx 208°F) water. Steep for between 10 and 15 minutes. Add sweetener if desired.
1.5 ounce package, Regular Price | $5.00
Black Pepper Essential Oil
Distilled from the berries, or, peppercorns. Piper nigrum is warm, earthy, strong, and smooth. It smells just like your pepper shaker without the sneeze! It is grounding, fortifying, and warming. It supports circulation of the skin and can aid digesiton. Black pepper blends well with florals, citrus’, and mints and should be used in a low dilution for topical use.
Ingredients: Fractionated coconut oil and essential oils of (organic) lime peel, peppermint, ginger, and vetiver.
10 ml glass dropper bottle, Regular price | $26.00
Good Reads | Herbal Healing for Men by Rosemary Gladstar
Increase your energy and vitality with this holistic herbal approach to men’s wellness. Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar tailors her expertise to address men’s most pressing health concerns, including heart health, blood pressure, prostate health, and depression. In-depth profiles of 30 herbs explain how to effectively use each to combat ailments both chronic and acute. Diet and lifestyle tips will help you establish healthy long-term habits. while 51 recipes for tonics, salves, sweets, and more guide you in becoming a more active participant in your own health care.
Check out other books by Rosemary Gladstar at The Cottage. She is a well-known author, educator, founding President of United Plant Savers, and she is the original formulator for ‘Traditional Medicinals‘ wellness teas.
Herbal Healing for Men | $16.95
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