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Rose Tea

Rose Tea
This is a long time favorite tea recipe of northern Europe.

Very high in vitamin C. This is good for daily use when extra Vitamin C is required.

You can purchase the Rose hips tea  at most health food stores and herb shops.

You can gather Roses from old fashion garden varieties of roses known as Tea Roses.

Step 1:

Grind or crunch up a couple of teaspoons

of dried Rose hips.

Step 2:

Soak in a small amount of water for

12 hours before using.

Step 3:

Make a tea by simmering 1 teaspoon of

prepared Rose hips in 3 cups of water

for 30-40 minutes.

Step 4:

Add water if needed as the tea simmers.

Step 5:

Honey, lemon or mint can be added for extra taste.

Step 6:

Sit back and enjoy!

The World of Herbs

Butterfly on Lilac

The World of Herbs
We can learn more about natural healing by digging deeper into the world of herb wisdom.
Herbal wisdom covers many topics and types of alternative medicine techniques that use plants known as herbs for healing. Alternative medicine or healing with herbs is not as simple as making a cup of tea, although it can be with an understanding of why plants work to heal.
Healing with herbs works better when used as part of a alternative healing system which addresses the body as a whole.
These systems of logic do not necessarily correspond with those of science but they have worked for healers for thousands of years.
Knowing the difference of the healing systems is valuable for choosing the right herbs to use for health.

Natural Healing

Holistic Healing

Herbology is often referred to as Holistic Healing but Holistic healing is only one of the alternative healing systems that use herbs as medicine. Holistic healing is a much broader subject then plants alone and includes preventive and treatments by diet, attitude, emotions, relationships, and activities along with the use of herbs.All of these factors play an important role in the well being of the body. Holistic therapies are aimed at treating the whole person not just the body part that is ill.The therapy might include fasting or massage along with herbal support. As you can see Holistic healing covers a whole realm of subjects that are for the betterment of the body, both mentally and physically.Homeopathic HealingAnother system of alternative healing began in Europe and spread to America in the 19th century is Homeopathic medicine. This system is based on the logic that symptoms (such as fever) are the means by which the body acts to eliminate the cause of illness…

Eagle owl in Flight

An Eagle Owl in Flight..very cool shot

I hope you enjoyed this video as much as I did. 

Owls are rarely seen but always watching.

Amazing sight in Ireland

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early American Sally Lunn Bread

I love to learn how our grandmothers baked those great breads and rolls we remember from our childhoods.

This recipe is from my collection of early American remedies and recipes.

Many of the recipes I'll be sharing with you here date back over a hundred years ago.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.  
American Sally Lunn Bread from the 1700's

Lightly flour a mold pan or medium size cake pan and set it aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Then gather these ingredients.
4 cups of Flour
3 Tablespoons of Yeast3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt Butter the size of an egg
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, add the butter and eggs, 
mix well then fold in milk until it makes a almost stiff batter.

Cover with a towel and Set the mixture in a warm place to rise and when risen pour into a the lightly floured pan and set to rise again so that it will make a light and fuffy bread.

Bake at 400 until golden brown.

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Land of Opportunity ?

If your looking for work don't feel alone.

The days of finding a job buying a house with 2 cars in the driveway
and raising children as middle class Americans with benefits
and a retirement are disappearing.

Today people have to think of other ways

to support their is an interesting read about:

America's Struggle to Maintain its Class

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The Mountain

Remember our Ancestors

"People had this crucial knowledge, but they were busy with their lives and jobs, and many forgot," said Yotaru Hatamura, a scholar who has studied the tablets.

One stone marker warned of the danger in the coastal city of Kesennuma: "Always be prepared for unexpected tsunamis. Choose life over your possessions and valuables."

This is why the Native Americans say to remember ones ancestors.

"High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants," the stone slab reads. "Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point."

See the whole story at the link above and I believe this was very good advice if only everybody had remembered the Stones.

Rain upon the Rooftop


Rain upon the Roof top
Echo's in my mind 
Summer days of plenty
Winter snows falling heavy
Rain upon the Roof top
Crackling fire beneath 
Wraps the Heart 
In harmony once upon a time...

Radiation Concerns-Natural Iodine

Toxicologist Lee Tin-lap at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said such a radiation level was not an immediate threat to people but the long-term consequences were unknown.

"You are still breathing this into your lungs, and there is passive absorption in the skin, eyes and mouth and we really do not know what long-term impact that would have," Lee told Reuters by telephone.

Around eight hours after the explosions, the U.N. weather agency said winds were dispersing radioactive material over the Pacific Ocean, away from Japan and other Asian countries.


"Radioactive material will reach Tokyo but it is not harmful to human bodies because it will be dissipated by the time it gets to Tokyo," said Koji Yamazaki, professor at Hokkaido University graduate school of environmental science.

 "If the wind gets stronger, it means the material flies faster but it will be even more dispersed in the air."
In other words and in my words...they do not know rea…