Have you had a chance to look through January’s zine, “Luscious Lemon”? Kristine has created so many beautiful pictures of Lemon for you and your family to enjoy. What is your favorite picture? On page 30, we have provided a space for you and your loved ones to sketch her fruit, flowers, and leaves. We would love to see your creations!
Happy New Year! Welcome to January! This month, we will be taking a journey to expand our knowledge and deepen our understanding of Lemon. Thanks for joining us! Today, we are going to start off with a crafting in the kitchen activity. Let’s head on in to make some Lemon Pith & Peel Extract. For the recipe and dosage recommendations, turn to page 25. Enjoy!
We have really enjoyed sharing Vanilla with you this month! It is hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, you recorded your thoughts about her on page 7. It is time to turn to the second part of the Herb Spirits section and find out how your thoughts and feelings have changed. We would love to know what you discover. How are your answers different? How are they the same?
This month’s issue is all about Lemon! The phrase “When life gives you Lemons, make Lemonade” suggests we take something sour and make it sweet. And while there are times to have sweet medicine, Lemon’s sour medicine is actually beneficial and perfect just as it is. We’ll talk about the sour side of Lemon and how this is good for our digestive system and our body in general. Learn how to take this seemingly ordinary kitchen fruit and make some extraordinary herbal medicine.
In this issue we’ll explore all parts of the Lemon’s fruit (technically called a hesperidium which is a type of berry), using the pith, peel and juice in many ways. Come explore the less used side of Lemon for treating colds and digestive ailments, preventing dehydration and anointing yourself with sweet scents through games, puzzles, stories, songs and more!
Luscious Lemon Table of Contents:
Note to Parents
All About Lemon
Scramble, Search and More: Word Search, Circle the Energetics, Word Scramble, Action Word Split
Songs and Poems: Ode to Lemon, Lemon: it’s For Whatever Ails
Herbal Recipes: Lemon Pith & Peel Extract, Lemon Bitters, Hot Lemonade, Lemon Face Mask, Lemon Sugar Scrub
Herbal Crafts: Herb Pressing/Drawing, Secret Agent Ink, Lemon Enfleurage
Maze: Find your way through the Lemon
Journal: Write your thoughts, medicine making notes and other information about your month with Lemon
44 pages from Cover to Cover. This month only, $3.99. After January 31, 2014, the price will go up to $7.99.
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Good morning! We have enjoyed sharing our recipes with you this month. For the last crafting in the kitchen activity of the year, turn to page 27. Today, we will be making a Nervine Blend. You will need about 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to begin your journey to relaxation.
For those of you who couldn’t be with us on Monday, Kristine posted a giveaway, a Vanilla pendant by Mulberry Mudd. Remember to sign up by Sunday, December 29, 2013. She will be drawing the winner the next day. Good luck!
For today’s listening pleasure, we are heading over to
Listen to her audio files on Vanilla and many other herbs.
We would love to know what you discover! What did you learn that you did not know before?
How have you been enjoying Vanilla this month? We have started a Vanilla extract. We have made a Vanilla flower. We have crafted an After Dinner Brew, a Feverish Tea Blend, Vanilla Oil, and some Vanilla Cherry cough drops. We have learned about her story. We reviewed what we learned with a crossword puzzle. Yesterday, we sang her song. What has been your favorite activity? We have one more recipe to share with you in a couple of days, so stay tuned.
If you would like to share your photos, feel free to post at http://www.flickr.com/groups/herbalrootszine! We can’t wait to see them!
Good morning! We are excited to share with you a song Kristine has written about the herb of the month. Turn to page 24 to begin singing “Vanilla” as sung to the tune, “Aura Lee”. We hope that you enjoy this song with your friends. Here are the first four lines:
When my nerves are tense and tight,
and I cannot sleep
a warmed cup of vanilla milk
lets me sleep so deep.
If you would like to add four more lines, please do so in the comments section or on facebook.
***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Nur and her daughter Lara, their number was selected randomly. Lara left this sweet comment: “Hello I am Lara and 9 years old. I like animals and flowers. I love red flowers. Red is my favorite color. Hope that I can win.”***
This week’s giveaway is for this stunning Vanilla pendant from Mulberry Mudd! Rebekah’s pendants are a beautiful accessory to your outfits, or lovely hanging on your holiday tree or as a decoration in your home. Vanilla is a great way to show off your love for this healing medicinal tropical herb.
The back features 3 vanilla pods with the name “Vanilla”. The pendant is slightly oval and hangs on cotton twine.
Be sure to stop by to check out her other items in her store. She makes beautiful Herbal Faeries, birdhouses, mugs and more! She also does custom orders so if you have a special ally or idea, convo her with questions! There may be a few other one-of-a-kind pendants featuring past Herbal Roots herbs as well! Rebekah uses naturally found elements in nature combined with clay to create these amazing pieces. Her sculptures are amazing, incredibly original and just plain wonderful. I fall in love with each one she creates. In honor of this hectic time of year, Gratitude is really calling to me, as we all should take a moment to step out of the chaos of the holiday season and be thankful for all we have.
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If you’d like a chance to win this one of a kind pendant, leave a comment below. For more chances to win, you can leave a separate comment each time you advertise this giveaway by:
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Sign up by Sunday, December 29, 2013 and I’ll announce the winner on Monday, December 30, 2013. Good luck!
For the last few weeks, we have been deepening our knowledge and appreciation of Vanilla. Now, it is time to review. Turn to page 39 to work on the crossword puzzle. How many words can you find before looking at the word bank?