December 2012 – Nutmeg

As the weather outside grows more blustery, we look inside our kitchen cabinets for herbal inspiration. Nutmeg is a perfect choice for this time of year! Traditionally added to foods in the wintertime to help spread “good cheer,” Nutmeg not only adds a great flavor to foods but also has antidepressant properties.

This month we’ll dive into the world of Nutmeg, making some traditional recipes that taste great and offer some herbal comfort as well as making some herbal remedies to use specifically for the medicinal effect.

 

Although Nutmeg is used throughout the world for medicine, large doses of Nutmeg can cause some unpleasant side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headaches and more if too much is consumed at a time. The recipes in this issue are well below the limit of these effects but please do exercise caution when first using Nutmeg if you have not used it in the past.

Come along on a journey of sweet spiciness as we explore Nutmeg!

Nutmeg Table of Contents:

Note to Parents
Calendar
Herb Spirit
All About Nutmeg
Scramble, Search and More: Word Scramble, Word Search, Bubble Words
Herbal Botany: Learning Nutmeg’s Parts
Herbal Lore: Nutmeg Gets Noticed
Songs and Poems: Grate Up Some Nutmeg for Me, More Than A Spice
Herbal Recipes: Eggnog, Nutmeg Massage Oil, Nutmeg Tea, Nutmeg Milk
Coloring Page
Herbal Crafts: Herb Pressing/Drawing, Nutmeg Facial Mask
Maze: Find Your Way Through the Nutmeg Fruit
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Nutmeg
Crossword Puzzle
Resources

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