Herban Wisdom

What's the Deal with Bitters?

What's the Deal with Bitters?

One of my favorite craft-cocktail bars, Sovereign Remedies, has a shelf full of bitters that they use to round out the flavor of various drinks. While bitters might be considered the new hot shizzle in the craft-cocktail scene, herba…
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Antidote to Nightshades

Antidote to Nightshades

People ask me if it’s hard not to eat tomatoes. “Not really,” I tell them, “because, for me, tomatoes are a torture device devised in the Pit of Despair.”Each of our bodies has its quirks of chemistry and genetics and one of the most va…
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Looking for a Gentle Spring Detox?

Looking for a Gentle Spring Detox?

Many cultures traditionally detox in late winter/early spring. Sometimes I'll make a pot of kitchari and munch happily on that all day. Or I’ll simmer broth until the scent of parsley and thyme and chicken fat creeps into…
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