1. "Gourd-o-lantern" by Angie Ouellette-Tower The gourd was grown in my garden and the artwork/painting is my original design
- I painted it to look like a pumpkin Jack-o-lantern
2. "Gourd-o-lantern Resin Earrings" I took pictures of my Halloween gourd creations and then made
them into resin earrings - they dangle with the charm of the fall season! This
picture is of a cute "Frankenstein" gourd which I painted green to
look like an authentic Frankenstein Monster GOURD-O-LANTERNS From first frost to all Hallows Eve the Gourd-o-lanterns are a welcome guest to
any house harvest time. How to use:
NEVER put a candle inside! ONLY use low voltage lights
–eg. Christmas tree light strand (bunched up and placed inside), night-light
NEVER leave light plugged in/turned on while unattended
LIGHT STRAND NOT INCLUDED!
The value of the Gourd-o-lantern gourd is $30 and the value of
the earrings is $10
Total prize value - $40
This giveaway is open to residents in "the Lower 48 US"
I missed our last Meatless Monday but rest assured, I was still meatless on Monday.
It has been over 60 days that I have cut out meat and I love it. I don't say things like "can't" or "vegetarian" since I'm not labeling myself (yet). Since cutting out meat I have stayed away from soy-based meat-alternative products. First because over 90% or soy grown in the US is GMO. Second because soy can be a hormone-disruptor and can cause headaches. My soy-free meat-alternatives are my Black Bean Patties and Red Bean Burgers. Saturday I made this Portobello Burger for the first time and it was love at first bite. Even my carnivore husband liked this "burger."
Ingredients: Portobello Mushroom cap (top) fresh ginger, grated organic coconut oil organic, non-GMO soy sauce burger buns or Dinner Rolls (optional) Red onion, sliced (optional) shredded cheese (optional)
Directions: Add coconut oil and ginger to a large pan and heat on high/medium until coconut oil melts. Cook mushroom for approx 5 minutes on medium. Drizzle with soy sauce and cook an additional 3-5 minutes **Add onion to the pan at this time**
Toast rolls or buns, top portobello burger with cheese and serve hot!
My hands are small but this Portobello cap is HUGE!
Saturday and Sunday @ the Yellow Green Farmer's Market
in Booth #281
After our last email about our DIY Tincture Kit Special (with a free pack of seeds) we had so many inquiries I thought it best to share with everyone.
What is a Tincture?
An herbal tincture is simply an herbal extract. Herbal remedies have been used throughout history to treat illnesses and ailments.
We use Tinctures for overall wellness! Tinctures are easy to make,
home remedies. If properly prepared and stored, your tincture will
Have you given any thought to making your own herbal home remedies?
"Tincture Kits"purchased Monday-Thursday ship within 48 hours via USPS Priority Mail. Tincture kits include:
1 - 32 ounce Glass Jar with lid, 1 - 2 ounce Amber Bottle with dropper top, 2 customizable labels, 1 ounce of Organic Herbs (additional herbs available) and Detailed Instructions
In Ayurvedic medicine, Holy Basil is used as a tea or a
tincture. Among its many medicinal uses are lowering cholesterol, as an
immune booster, and lowering blood glucose levels.
of the primary medicinal uses for basil is for its anti-inflammatory
properties. This effect stems from eugenol, a volatile oil in basil that
blocks enzymes in the body that cause swelling, making basil an ideal
treatment for people with arthritis. Basil, especially as an extract
or oil, is known to have exceptionally powerful antioxidant properties"
NOTE: These claims have not been substantiated by the FDA and are not intended as medical advice
Chamomile is an herb
that comes from a flowering plant from the daisy family. Both the fresh
and dried flowers of chamomile have been used to create teas for
centuries to cure a number of health problems. The active ingredient in
chamomile essential oil is known as bisabolol, which has a number of
anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.
What are the Benefits of Chamomile?
Chamomile can be used topically or orally to treat a number of everyday ailments, such as:
Insomnia and other sleep disorders
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Wounds, burns, and scrapes
Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash
Stomach problems such as menstrual cramps, stomach flu, and ulcers. Continue Reading
DIY Cayenne Tincture *NEW*
a nightshade vegetable. While adding a little (or a lot) of hot and
spicy to any dish, cayenne pepper can also be very therapeutic.
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin which can open up your sinuses, fight
inflammation, cardiovascular support, helps with ulcers, boosts immune
system and metabolism.
is what got my attention: "Cayenne pepper's bright red color signals
its high content of beta-carotene or pro-vitamin A. Just two teaspoons
of cayenne pepper provide 47% of the daily value for vitamin A. Often
called the anti-infection vitamin, vitamin A is essential for healthy
epithelial tissues including the mucous membranes that line the nasal
passages, lungs, intestinal tract and urinary tract and serve as the
body's first line of defense against invading pathogens." Continue Reading
What do you think? Are you ready to get started?
Your can read about my tincture results HERE and HERE. If you have additional questions please ask.
We are happy to continue to provide growing knowledge for you, your family and friends.