August 31, 2012 Calendar Entry

  We have been thinking about Basil for a month now. Kristine has provided us with so many activities this month. Some activities were familiar; whereas, others were not. A few weeks ago we recorded our thoughts we had about this plant. Check out the second part of the Herbal Spirits page. How have your [...]

August 30, 2012 Calendar Entry

Creating a Holy Basil Infusion is the herbal craft for the day. Our family enjoys drinking tea together all throughout the year. We drink tea for fun, comfort, and our health! We have very little experience with infusions, however. Infusions, from what I have learned from Kristine, call for the use of more herbs than [...]

August 29, 2012 Calendar Entry

There’s nothing liking feeling plants in your fingers or looking at them up close. Sometimes, though, children like adults learn well through listening. For today’s activity, we are listening to Flora dela Terre speak about the herb that we have been learning about all month, Basil!! Check out the references and resources at the end [...]

August 28, 2012 Calendar Entry

Today, we’re making Basil Salve. It can be used for treating wounds, bug bites, and other skins afflictions. Although, not as popular as it once was, this salve is really great and works well! Take a peek in your zine today to get the recipe and how-to’s today! Learn how to make Basil Salve in [...]

August 24, 2012 Calendar Entry

Something delicious is in store for today! Have you ever tried Basil Syrup? Try it on pancakes, waffles, peach crisps, and ice cream! Yummy, and good for you too! What else would go well with Basil Syrup? Learn how to make Basil Syrup in this month’s issue. You can purchase it here! Or, you can subscribe [...]

August 23, 2012 Calendar Entry

We’ve been working with Basil for about 3 weeks now. If you haven’t done it yet, find all the words in the word search. It will help you to review all you’ve learned about Basil. Don’t have the issue about Basil yet? Grab it here: Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of Herbal Roots [...]

August 22, 2012 Calendar Entry

We have worked on herbal crafting with Basil for the last few weeks. From Basil Vinegar to Basil Massage Oil, we have learned that Basil is not only a culinary but a medicinal herb as well. Today, we want to see your journey in pictures on our Flickr page! So, head on over to http://www.flickr.com/groups/herbalrootszine [...]

August 21, 2012 Calendar Entry

We hope that you enjoyed making the Basil Oil last week. On our facebook site, we asked for your experiences. You can tell us here too! This week, we are going to make Basil Massage Oil. It is good for sore and aching muscles. Here’s to a beautiful day of creating and expressing with our [...]

August 17, 2012 Calendar Entry

 Do you know anyone who would like to know more about Basil? Today, we’re going to share our experiences with those that are close to us. Perhaps, they’ll want to try some pesto, oil, vinegar, or syrup. Perhaps, they might be interested in learning our song from yesterday. Have fun!   Or, you can subscribe [...]

August 16, 2012 Calendar Entry

When I think about the ABC’s, I don’t usually say them without singing them. Songs can help us remember feelings, experiences, and concepts. Music is a big part of our lives, and is quite universal…like a smile. Today, we’re going to try to create a song about Basil. If you have a line or chorus, [...]