• The Secret Life of Cardamom

    I loooovee cardamom – I am currently drinking it as I write this (along with some other herbs) but I also love it in my oatmeal, chai, hot chocolate, cookies, and most recently I have been putting it on top of my homemade pudding!  Cardamom is so wonderful. The footnote version of this herb is: if you have digestive issues, have a lot of mucus you need to expel, or want to spice up your love life, cardamom might be your new favorite spice and tea herb!   But here is a little bit more info you might not know about cardamom.  Fun Facts: Cardamom has been used extensively throughout history…

  • What’s in your kitchen cabinet? Cumin!

    Last week I shared via a newsletter and Instagram that I am taking Steph Dodd’s Creative Abundance course. I was reflecting on some of the questions Steph asked before the course and had an inspiration hit: I want to do a Kitchen Cabinet Herb series!  And here we are.  Most likely you use culinary herbs to make your recipes delicious. Our ancestors, of course, also used them to create deliciousness. But they also used them medicinally by changing the quantity of the herb they were using. I chose cumin for this week. Probably because I was in Beers Books a couple of weekends ago (a Sacramento staple for those not…