Weekends inspire me to dig through my books and look for recipes or invent my own. This week, because I'm reading my mentor's book, Medicinal Herbs, I've chosen to try out some of her recipes and stock up on things for my own kitchen and medicine cabinet to address all kinds of things - things like a basil tea for headaches, a cinnamon/cayenne muscle salve, an Echinacea spray for sore throats, a digestive tea (probably with ginger and peppermint), a lavender/lemon balm tea for stress, a yarrow first-aid tincture, an Echinacea/goldenseal/myrrh/cayenne disinfectant tincture and an elderberry syrup for colds and flu. Except for the salve (which will have a shorter shelf life because of the base oils), I want most everything to be rather long-lasting. Maybe I should think about adding some of these to my website. I'll try them out first and then make that decision.
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.