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Herbs, Etc

Jan Boyd

Preserves, Gluten Free Baked goods, Herbal Teas and seasonings, Local Adam's Honey. Please call for preorders. 

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When I started Herbs Etc ( approx 15 yrs ago) it was all about the herbs. I had a large herb garden and was just beginning my journey into herbs.

Over the years the Etc. has crept in and in some cases taken over the herbs. Due to circumstance, my herb garden has shrunk and other things have taken up my time.

Now as I start a new year, herbs are once again becoming a very important part of my life.

I have always enjoyed all that herbs have to give. They are culinary, medicinal, full of history and lore, mostly easy to grow and last but not least add beauty to the garden. A lot of herbs also provide bees, butterflies and birds nourishment again adding to the beauty of the garden.

I find a wonderful way to enjoy herbs during these cold winter days is to enjoy a cup of herbal tea. Not only do they provide you with their healing effects but also relax and calm you.

First, take some time and choose which blend you want to try. Smell the tea, observe the different pieces of herbs and just enjoy the overall effect. Next, put the kettle on to boil. While this happening maybe pick up a new seed catalogue and start envisioning your 2019 garden. Once the kettle has boiled pour over your chosen herbs. Let it steep and take the time to sit and relax, enjoying the beautiful aroma coming from the pot. Now it is time to enjoy your tea. Pour it into your favourite cup, china is nice, and enjoy. Over the time this has taken you have been able to relax and hopefully a lot of anxiety has gone.

Herbs have so much to offer us and a cup of herbal tea and the relaxation and healing benefits it provides is just one example.

Here's to the summer herb garden ..Jan Boyd

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