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Recipe: Herb Roasted Turkey

Recipe: Herb Roasted Turkey

This is one of my favorite turkey recipes to serve with my Herb Stuffing.  We eat this every Thanksgiving holiday.15 lb turkey10 tablespoons butter softened2 teaspoons minced garlic3 Tbs Poultry Seasoningsalt and pepper to taste1 onion peeled and quartered1 lemon quartered3 C warmed chicken or turkey brothPreheat oven to 450 degrees while letting turkey stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.Blend together butter, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper until smooth.Season the …
19th Nov 2020 THT Steph
The Benefits of Herbal Facial Steam

The Benefits of Herbal Facial Steam

I love using herbal steams, especially in the winter months.  Steam is warming and moistening and helps alleviate dryness in the body. Adding aromatic plants to hot, steamy water allows the plant's volatile oils to combine with the steam, and then delivered to the skin and/or respiratory system. Facial steams are calming to the senses and are a natural way to promote open airways, clear head colds, and is one of my favorite ways to give skin a rosy, dewy glow.When used as a part o …
15th Nov 2020 THT Steph
Pumpkin Pie Hot Cocoa Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Hot Cocoa Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa is a delicious fall treat for children and adults alike. We served this at a children’s fall tea party and it was a big hit for children and adults alike.Looking for more ways to incorporate pumpkin spice flavor into your fall time plans? Read my post on 21 Ways to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice (Besides Pumpkin Pie).Serves 63 c. milk (preferably whole)3/4 c. pumpkin puree3 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract1 c. white chocolate chipsWhipped cream, for servingext …
1st Nov 2020 THT Steph
Recipe: Herb Stuffing

Recipe: Herb Stuffing

This stuffing is one of our family favorites, and our number one requested recipe by those who have tried it. 1 pound crusty bread cut to bite-size cubes, or store bought dried bread cubes (about 10 cups) 2 medium onions, chopped 4 celery ribs, chopped 1 Tbs Poultry Seasoning Blend1 stick unsalted butter 1-1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup water 1 egg, beaten Salt and pepper, to tasteIf using fresh bread, toast bread in large baking pan or cookie sheet, turning once, until dry (25-30 minutes) …
25th Oct 2020 THT Steph
Get Your Skin Cold Weather Ready

Get Your Skin Cold Weather Ready

Cold weather can do a job on your skin, making it dry, itchy, dull, chaffed, and make wrinkles more noticable.The Herbal Toad’s new Herbal Steam Cleanse is a great way to rejuvenate and cleanse your skin, while adding nutrients, rather than stripping them away. Steaming helps soften the surface of the skin, and helps detox and dilate pores to make it easier to remove blackheads, left behind makeup, and dirt when daily cleansers cannot. This is because steaming softens the surface of your skin an …
17th Oct 2020 Dannie Mae
Let's Compare Frankincense Species

Let's Compare Frankincense Species

While Frankincense is one of the most versatile essential oils in existence, no matter which you choose, there are differences between them. Each Frankincense is very similar in makeup because they encompass very similar properties, and are each made from the resin of a Boswellia tree species. Each species produces a slightly different iteration of frankincense essential oils.It's these subtle differences that make one Frankincense shine over the other in different areas, and it's thei …
7th Oct 2020 THT Steph
Herbal Pumpkin Latte Recipe

Herbal Pumpkin Latte Recipe

This time of year I want pumpkin spice everything. One of my favorites is a herbal, good for you, anti inflammatory, Herbal Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe. This deliciousness is not easy to find, especially in our small area, so I scoured the internet for a couple of recipe that might deliver the same great taste at home, and made some changes to make it herbal. After a few misses, and some experimenting. The best part about this Herbal Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe is that it’s the topping with all th …
26th Sep 2020 THT Steph
Homeschool Essential Oil Recipes

Homeschool Essential Oil Recipes

As a mother who has been long retired from homeschooling, if asked, I will tell you that I loved every minute of it.  It's funny how the mind works, because I really do feel that way, but given time to reflect, I have to say that I didn't love every minute.  I did love being a homeschool mom, and the fact that I remember it so fondly a says to me that the benefits far outweighed the challenges.  Without really reflecting, I have all but forgotten the days when nothing seemed to go …
24th Sep 2020 THT Steph
Helichrysum Essential Oil Uses

Helichrysum Essential Oil Uses

Helichrysum essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils because of its fast acting, profound pain relieving and healing effects. The particular species of Helichrysum italicum, also known as Everlasting or Immortelle, is the most broadly therapeutic of the 500 Helichrysum species, and this is the species that you will find in our Helichrysum Essential Oil.  Studies have suggested that helichrysum essential oil can help promote healing, fight infection, and reduce inflammati …
31st Jul 2020 THT Steph
Monograph: Oregon Grape Root

Monograph: Oregon Grape Root

Historically, our knowledge of the use of Oregon grape came from First Nations peoples. Based on collected ethnographic information, we know that Native American tribes utilized all species of Oregon grape (Moerman, 2009). The Blackfoot, Karuk, Okanagan-Colville, Samish, Sanpoil, Squaxin and Thompson tribes utilized the roots and branches for addressing a variety of ailments. According to Moerman (2009), the Blackfoot and Sanpoil used a decoction of the roots as a gastrointestinal aid, while sev …
19th Jul 2020 THT Steph