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Autumn break foraging for Chaga and Reishi!

North Carolina


Autumn is such a pretty time of year with the leaves turning to hues of golden yellow, orange and red. The days are shorter, and the long nights are cooling down. We’re digging out our beanies, gloves, scarves and warm fuzzy sweaters.

This year is an especially poignant time as we deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. It seems we must all surrender to another few months of uncertainty and alone time.

Trail walking has been a happy pass time for me and a place to reflect on recent events in the USA with a new President being elected in an exciting and unusual election.

At this time of year, I’m especially happy when I stumble across medicinal herbs and plants that are ending their cycle or beginning a new one. My newest products are Chaga and Reishi mushrooms that are free foraged in the forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

If you’re looking for a strong immune booster over the winter months that is full of antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins and minerals and is fiber rich, then this is for you. Reishi adds to these qualities as well as reducing stress, improving sleep and fighting infection. Both Chaga and Reishi mushrooms have been used in the treatment of cancer and respiratory disorders.

Simmer the mushrooms in water and use as a tea drink or as a soup base depending on what additional ingredients you use.

There are directions for both on the label. Buy your mushrooms on my product page:

Enjoy some photos of my recent travels to where these wonderful mushrooms are found!

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Turmeric Golden Honey

Nature’s cure for cold and flu season!

Golden Honey for balancing Immunity during cold and flu season!

Turmeric, which contains the active compound curcumin, has become widely known in the last couple of years as an anti-inflammatory, immune booster, natural antibiotic and blood pressure regulator amongst many other remedies. Golden Honey (a mixture of turmeric, honey and black pepper) is a natural remedy that can be taken by the whole family. (Check with your physician if you are taking medications for blood pressure or gall bladder disease before consuming)

Golden Honey Recipe and how to use:

At the first signs of a cold, flu or feeling run down, make Golden Honey and consume it in this way.


  • 1/2 cup of raw organic Honey
  • 1 tablespoon of organic Turmeric powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black Pepper (do not omit this ingredient. It’s necessary for the benefits of Turmeric to enter your bloodstream)

Mix together and store in a glass jar.

  • At the onset of a cold or the flu, take 1/2 a teaspoon of the Golden Honey every 2 hours until symptoms are alleviated. Let the honey sit in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing.
  • Use as cough mixture. Take 1/2 a teaspoon for annoying tickling coughs or sore throat.

This Golden Honey also makes a great cup of Golden Milk to give you a good nights’ sleep! Just add a spoonful to a cup of warm milk of your choice (cow’s, coconut, almond, etc.)

Stir and enjoy!