Aug 012009

This month’s blogparty is, by far, our biggest yet!  An impressive range of subjects and authors have gifted us with their wisdom, recipes, experience and wonderings.

So here we are, a wonderful array of perspectives on Sweet Medicine! I hope you all enjoy these many sharings and take the time to try and taste some of the delicious and intriguing recipes and ideas.

And to all who participated, a warm thank you! I look forward to many more blogparties with all of you.

Sarah Head of Tales of a Kitchen Herbwife had given us an excellent overview of many sweet medicines, complete with a whole slew of yummy and often ingenious recipes. 

Susan of Farm at Coventry has a gorgeous post on Exploring the Electuary.

My own post on Sweet Medicine covers a wide variety of herbal Elixirs, Cordials, Oxymels, Infused Wines and many other treats.

Karen Vaughan talks about sweet medicine in her excellent monograph of  Turmeric.

The infamous Henriette has posted a summary of her favorite past posts on sweet medicines, including a lovely one on spruce shoot syrup that I’m very fond of.

Cory’s Aquarian Bath blog explores the many benefits of Garlic Honey.

Goddess Garden Healing writes about syrups, and shares a very delicious sounding Elder Rose Syrup recipe.

Darcey Blue has given us a fascinating look at what the sweet taste really means in traditional medicine and what its healing properties are, in addition to a wonderful recipe for her Sweet Melissa Divine honey.

Lady Barbara’s Garden shares a wonderful way of immersing ourselves in the magic of sweet medicine, all night long!

Rosalee of Methow Valley Herbs talks about her delightful journey with the multi-faceted medicine of Chamomile.

Kristine of Dancing in a Field of Tansy gives a great overview of syrups, complete with a recipe and insights into using specific herbs for the syrups.

Green Man Ramblings offers an intuitive look at how glycerin can bring out the traditional divinatory aspects of Yarrow.

Giuli of the rewilding/bioregional blog, Toby’s People, shared her introductory thoughts about and inspirations for working with herbal honeys.

Amanda writes about a non-edible, but still very sweet medicine in her post on herbal creams.

Yael of discusses different ways of preserving the growing season’s bounty.

The lovely Kristena of Dreamseeds generously shares her adventures with Wild Hyssop with us.

Ananda tops it all off with a beautiful post on sensual Sweet Oil, mmmm.

and a last minute addition from Loving Landbase on the wonders of Monarda Honey!

and finally, a wonderful addition from Gail Faith Edwards on the virtues and properties of Honey

  5 Responses to “The Sweet Medicine Blogparty”

  1. thanks for sneaking me in there kiva!

  2. Thanks so much for doing this, Kiva! Is there a problem with Susan and Karen Vaughan’s links as they take me back to the Facebook homepage?

  3. Thanks, Sarah! That’s the weirdest thing, I linked directly from people’s pages and then I checked them all when I posted, what the heck…. anyway, all better now!

  4. this was awesome kiva!
    i’ve bookmarked and followed some of these great blogs
    you have listed
    and i must try the chamomile tincture
    and ananda’s sweet oil too 🙂

  5. I absolutely LOVED these, what a fantastic idea Kiva! Many of these, I have added to NetworkedBlogs on Facebook, so look for them OK? WEHEW!

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