“Getting a Little Wiser” Wednesday—Let’s talk about Thyme…

You have heard the old saying "Time Heals all Wounds'? Well, if you were talking about the herb Thyme, in a play on words, you just might be a little closer to the truth that [...]

“Getting a Little Wiser” Wednesday—-Learning to use Rosemary for your Health…

First I want to thank one of my readers over at the Welcoming House Facebook Page for giving me the idea of starting with Rosemary today. I had just watched the presidential debates, and for [...]

Tasty Tuesday–Another fantastic Fall recipe, and a Great Big THANK YOU.

How can I ever thank you? I mean, really?? Your response to my new book yesterday just brought me straight to my knees, thanking God that I am blessed to be able to do this. [...]

Time for a cup of Tea? Or a dose of medicine? All about drying your own herbs…

Do you like to cook?    Or how about drinking a cup of tea? source credit    Do you like to use natural cleaners?    Do you look for healthy alternatives to using tons of [...]

Waste Not, Want Not………the Many ways to use up an ear of Corn……..

   Garden season is in high swing around here in the balmy North. Although I have not gotten much produce yet from my own gardens, I have been seriously spending my time canning up what [...]

Lilac, Milk Thistle, and Aloe Vera–The Tale of a Flower, a Weed, and a House plant

     If you are just joining us, I would encourage you to go back to the  beginning of the series and see all the amazing herbs we have covered in the last week and a [...]

Marjoram, Oregano, and Fennel—Cook with them, Heal with them

   So what type of gardener are you?Are you a "wanna-be-gardening" type of gardener, as I used to be years ago? Or are you the next step up--the "little-bit-goes-a-long-way" type of gardener? Have you started [...]

Catnip, Feverfew, and Eyebright~ three unusual herbs for healing:

Happy  Monday, Everyone! Have you had your coffee yet? image courtesy    Mondays are actually more like weekends here at the real Welcoming House, as it is my husband's day off and we spend time [...]

P.T.B–Three Dual-Purpose Herbs That Are Sneaky !

"Give me a P! Give me a T! Give me a B! What's that spell?"    Why HEALTH of course, silly!!             P.T.B. can stand for so many things, cant [...]

Sometimes People Eat Flowers too—All About Chamomile and Echinacea

  Yep, sometimes people eat flowers too. 🙂    That picture just makes me laugh, how about you? Some days I think we would be so much better off if we learn to laugh at [...]

Dual Purpose Herbs–Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

  You know, I was musing today while getting ready to write this, and trying to remember the first time I started combining things to get results. I mean, in plants, of course. Ha ha--image [...]

Hyssop and Horehound-The Beauty and the Beast of Herbs

   Welcome back again for our next session on Growing Your Own Medicine series here on the Welcoming House. Have you signed up for the series via email or feed burner here on the page? [...]