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Roasted Roots: A Coffee Substitute

The cinnamon in this blend gives it a spicy aroma that mimics a spiced coffee. If, like my partner, you prefer an earthier coffee black with no fancy-stuff, omit the cinnamon and roast your roots until their quite dark. Ingredients…

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Dandelion Porter recipe for All-grain Beer Brewing

My goal was to develop a good porter that did not use hops. With it's liver-supporting properties and wealth of vitamins and minerals, Dandelion seemed like the perfect substitute. In the original version of this recipe, I used a combination of fresh and dried dandelion tops for bittering, which yielded a well-balanced, lightly bittered porter, and fresh and dried sage and calendula to achieve a hop-like aroma. At first, the aroma wasn't right, but after letting the brew age for three weeks the scent had mellowed considerably to one quite reminiscent of the Tetnanger hops I might otherwise have used.
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Gamera’s Flea Bane Oil Recipe

We all love our animals but unfortunately, so do fleas. Gamera, one of my four cats, is particularly sensitive to flea bites. Although he is an inside cat, this year the fleas found him. After several failed attempts with commercial products, this recipe along with our family's diligence helped him get rid of the nasty bloodsuckers. I put one drop on the back of his neck every week
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Bilberry: A True Blue Friend

Vaccinium mytillus and other species, a.k.a. Wineberry, Dyeberry and Whortleberry With diabetes rates spiraling, bilberry is America's new best friend. The research from around the globe proves that bilberry and its cousins can reduce blood sugar when taken regularly. A 2009 study…

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