February 28, 2013 Calendar Entry

  February has been a month full of Onion at Herbal Roots Zine. We hope that you enjoyed him filling your homes too! Now that you have had a chance to record your thoughts about this plant on page 7 of the zine, it is time to turn to page 8 to fill out the […]

February 27, 2013 Calendar Entry

Winter. It seems like a time when more often than not we or people that we know come down with a cold, sore throat, cough, or other respiratory illness. Onion helps soothe the throat with its anti-inflammatory and expectorant qualities. Today, we will be making some Onion Syrup. Turn to page 24 for the recipe […]

February 26, 2013 Calendar Entry

Review time! What have you learned about Onion this month? Check out the crossword puzzle on page 35. How many words can you find  without looking at the word bank? It is not too late to get started with this month’s zine, “Honorable Onion”. Click the button below to receive a copy for $7.99: Or, […]

February 22, 2013 Calendar Entry

We have enjoyed sharing Onion with you this month! For a review, turn to page 13 to complete the word search. How many words can you find without looking in the word bank? You may be surprised how much you have learned about Onion in February! You can get your own copy of this month’s […]

February 21, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that you have been saving your Onion skins! Today, we will be using them to dye fabric. The red and yellow Onion skins bring the most color! Remember to separate your skins, if they are together. Turn to page 28 for the supply list. We have included additional instructions and tips on page […]

February 20, 2013 Calendar Entry

In February, we have made drawings of Onion, an Onion Tincture, and Onion Vinegar so far. What has been your favorite activity? Did you take any pictures? If so, we would love to see them! Thanks for helping to creating the community here at Herbal Roots Zine! If you would like to share your photos […]

February 19, 2013 Calendar Entry

Kristine has created a song this month that is all about Onion! Please feel free to add some lines in the comments section! We love reading song lyrics, especially ones that you create about herbs. We hope that you and yours enjoy the song! Here are the first four lines (sung to the tune of […]

February 15, 2013 Calendar Entry

For a couple of weeks, we have been learning about some of the ways to use Onions. One of the best experiences I have had with Onion is growing it myself in my own backyard. I loved watching it bloom. It has been fairly nice in our Zone 5. We have been able to walk […]

February 14, 2013 Calendar Entry

Good morning! We are looking forward to sharing one of our favorite recipes with you today. Onion Vinegar can be used as an ingredient in salad dressings. It adds flavor to vegetables and legumes, as well. However you choose to use it, we hope that you enjoy making Onion Vinegar with your valentines. Turn to […]

February 13, 2013 Calendar Entry

Have you been journaling about your adventures with Onion? We hope that you have been enjoying this month’s activities, stories, and knowledge. What have you learned about Onion that you did not know before? We would love to know! You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Honorable Onion” right here: Or, […]

February 12, 2013 Calendar Entry

Good morning! We hope that you have had a wonderful start of the week. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win Herbal Roots Zine’s 2013 Wall Calendar. The last day to enter is February 17th. Today, if you will turn to page 17 of your zine, we will be learning more about Onion’s lore. […]

February 8, 2013 Calendar Entry

Did you know that Onion is a natural antibiotic? Onion has many qualities as not only a nutritional herb, but a medicinal one as well. Onion is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic. It can be used as an analgesic, antiseptic, diaphoretic, expectorant, diuretic, and stimulant among others. Today, we are sharing a recipe for an Onion […]

February 7, 2013 Calendar Entry

At the beginning of each month, our family looks forward to receiving the next issue of Herbal Roots Zine! We love all the herbal learning and activities. We also love the illustrations! Kristine is so talented! The illustrations are so detailed and colorful! We pore over the pictures almost as much as we do over […]