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Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Beauty, Medicinal Recipe, Uncategorized |

How to Make a Gentle Healing Salve

How to Make a Gentle Healing Salve

Remember when I made my plantain infused oil (and dandelion infused oil, calendula infused oil, and comfrey infused oil) in the spring, and I promised to come back in fall/winter with some awesome DIY projects for you to make with your new oils? Well, I did not forget that promise.  Partly because I’m looking at these beautiful jars of super amazing infused oils and I just HAVE to use them in somehow. 😉 The problem was that I didn’t know which type of DIY project to make first. Talk about being overwhelmed. Do I make a beauty cream? Some homemade lotion? A neosporin-type all purpose salve? Ahh…I want to make them all, but there is so little free time these days.  Fortunately, my beautiful cousin (and friend!) is pregnant and due to have her baby any minute now. I am determined to put together a lovely basket of healthy supplies (both homemade and bought) to help her out during those first weeks of new baby-hood. These are supplies to...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Calendula, Carrots, Cooking recipe, Onion |

Fettuccine with Marigold Sauce

I have not tried this recipe yet, but it sounds interesting: Fettuccine with Marigold Sauce Ingredients: *1.5 cups milk *1 large onion, quartered *4 tbsp. marigold (calendula) petals, fresh or dried *2 large carrots, sliced lengthwise *1 bay leaf *4 oz. butter *3/4 cup all-purpose flour *1.5 cups parmesan cheese, grated *salt and pepper to taste *8 ounces fettuccine Directions: 1) Place the milk, onion, marigold/calendula petals, carrots, and bay leaf in a saucepan. Cover and simmer gently for about 10 minutes, until the carrots are soft. 2) Pour through a sieve into a bowl and reserve the carrot and onion pieces. 3) Melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring until smooth. Gradually add the flavored milk and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring to make a smooth sauce. 4)  Finely chop the onion and carrot and add to the sauce. Fold in the cheese and seasonings to taste. 5) Cook the fettuccine according to directions on the box and cook al...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Calendula, Cooking recipe |

Sweet Marigold Muffins

I have not tried these yet, but they sound interesting: Sweet Marigold Muffins Ingredients: *1/2 cup softened butter *1/2 cup white sugar *2 large eggs *1/2 cup of self-raising flour *1 teaspoon baking powder *2 tablespoons calendula flower petals *raw sugar (optional) Directions: 1) Put the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and baking powder in a bowl and mix together until smooth and glossy. 2) Fold in 1.5 tablespoons of calendula flower petals. 3) Pour the mixture into greased muffin tins. Sprinkle a few petals onto each muffin with a little raw sugar. 4) Bake in an oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 25-30 minutes. Recipe found in: Jekka McVicar, The Complete Herb Book, pg....

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in Calendula, Herbs |

Calendula

Calendula

Name: *Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Calendula is part of this beautiful wildflower seed mix. Description: *an annual plant *looks good in ground or in containers, though not a big fan of hanging baskets Parts Used: *Petals Position: *Full to part sun *fertile, well-drained soil Propagation: *grow from seed *In the fall, you can begin the seeds by sowing them in pots/trays in half compost and half standard potting soil. After frost dangers are past, you can then plant them in the spring *You can also directly sow the seed into your garden in the spring Maintenance: *If you deadhead the old flowers, the flowering season will be longer *This is a very hardy plant but it is sensitive to getting too much water *This plant is prone to mildew, spider mite, slugs, and black flies Harvesting: *Gather the petals after the morning dew has dried, spread them out on racks/cookie sheets, and out of direct sunlight, in a well-ventilated place. When dried, store in an airtight container. Medicinal: *The petals...

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