Archive for December, 2010

Herbal Cheers for 2011!

Posted by Erin|29 December 2010

Who doesn’t enjoy sipping a celebratory libation to help ring in the New Year? These delicious herbal cocktail recipes make perfect signature drinks to share with friends during the festivities or at home snuggled by the fire.
Enjoy! 

Vanilla Bean Brandy Eggnog

4 large farm fresh eggs
6 oz granulated sugar
1 tsp freshly-grated nutmeg
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz brandy
4 oz spiced rum
12 oz organic whole milk
8 oz organic heavy cream

Beat eggs in a blender for one minute on medium speed. With the blender still running, slowly add the sugar and blend for one additional minute. Next, add the scraped vanilla bean pulp, nutmeg, brandy, rum, vanilla extract, milk, and cream and blend until all ingredients are combined. Chill thoroughly to allow the flavors to develop and serve in frosty glasses with a dust of nutmeg on top immediately before serving. Makes 4 servings.

 

Cocoa Caliente

 
16 oz organic whole milk (or milk alternative of your choice)
3 oz bittersweet 70% cacao chocolate, grated
1 oz Spice Mix (see below)
4 oz coffee liqueur

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped

Spice Mix:
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp ground sweet cinnamon
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg
Mix all ingredients together ahead of time and cover tightly.

Simmer the milk, vanilla bean, and vanilla bean pulp in a saucepan over medium heat for about one minute to gently heat. Do not allow your milk to boil! Remove the vanilla bean and reserve for garnish. Whisk in the grated chocolate and spice mix and continue to simmer until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the coffee liqueur. Pour into a mug and garnish with fresh whipped cream, vanilla bean, and a dust of chili powder. Makes 2 servings.

 

Tipsy Chai Toddy

 

2 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp whole cloves
15 cardamom pods
7 star anise pods
1 tsp black peppercorns
2 Tbsp English Breakfast tea
4 oz aged rum
16 oz water
2 tsp raw local honey
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice

Combine spices with water in a saucepan and bring to a boil for a strong decoction. Once boiling, lower the heat. Using an infuser, add loose-leaf tea to the hot liquid and allow the tea to steep for about 4 minutes. Remove the tea infuser from the liquid and simmer the spices over low heat for another 7 minutes. Strain the spiced decoction into two mugs and stir in 1 1/2 oz rum, 1/4 oz lemon juice, and 1 tsp honey into each mug. Garnish with a cinnamon stick to stir and a twisted lemon peel.

You can substitute 2 Tbsp of loose-leaf Chai for the spice mix, or use Firefly Chai for a caffeine-free version of this recipe.

Makes 2 servings.

 

Spiced Glogg

 

A delicious Scandinavian holiday tradition!

1 gallon dry red wine
2 cups of vodka
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 Tbsp. Angostura bitters
6 whole cardamom, crushed
5 whole cloves
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
1 cinnamon stick

peel of 1 orange
orange slices
2 cups golden raisins
2 cups whole almonds

Mix together wine, sugar, spices and orange peel in a non-reactive container and let stand for a minimum of eight hours. Strain mixture into pot or slow cooker, add 2 cups of vodka, and simmer until warm, stirring often. To serve, add a few raisins and almonds to each mug before ladling in the warm Glögg and garnish with an orange slice.

A very happy New Year to you all!

Week 4 Winners!

Posted by Erin|28 December 2010

Thanks to everyone for making our Holiday Giveaway Series so much fun! We’ve really enjoyed reading your stories, tips, and recipes, and hope  you’re excited to be a part of our new blogging community. We have more herbal projects, recipes, videos, and contests to come!

Congratulations to this week’s Holiday Giveaway winners!

#159 – wysrose
#83 – Willew

Winners ~ We will contact you by e-mail for your name and mailing address, and then we’ll ship this wonderfully relaxing package right out. Enjoy the herbal goodness and many cheers to a joyous holiday season!

Holiday Giveaway ~ Week 4!

Posted by Erin|22 December 2010

 

 

The next few weeks will be the busiest time of the year for most of us as we run from party to party balancing baked treats, stacks of gifts, and bottles of wine to share. I love the fun that comes with winter gatherings, enjoying time with friends and family, but definitely seek some much needed quiet time once January settles in for the new year.

This week’s giveaway will help you relax as you pamper your skin with these incredible handmade bodycare formulas! Two winners will receive a collection of our favorite herbal skincare products including our classic and divine Rose Skin Cream which is made by hand in small batches, the fragrant and gentle Rose Facial Wash, natural Cleansing Grains made with pure ingredients like rose petal powder, clay, and almond meal, our amazing Wild Rose Facial Toner to invigorate your skin, and a bottle of Relaxing Herbal Bath Salts to soothe you into complete bliss. This beautiful set will surely make you glow with tranquility!

How to Enter:

There are several ways to enter and you can submit up to 5 entries for a chance to win!

1. Leave a comment telling us how herbs help you relax after the holidays.

2. Become a subscriber to our blog and leave a comment here to let us know that you’ve subscribed.

3. Post a link to our blog giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment here to let us know you’ve posted.

4. Tweet about our blog giveaway on Twitter using the tag #MRHGiveaway4 and leave a comment here to let us know that you’ve tweeted.

5. Blog about our giveaway with a link back to this post, and leave a comment here with a link to your blog post.

You have until Monday, December 27th at 11:59pm PST to enter. We will pick two winners at random on Tuesday, December 28th! 

Good luck to you and many cheers!

Week 3 Winners!

Posted by Erin|20 December 2010

Thanks to everyone for sharing these amazing, heartwarming, exciting, and diverse tea experiences with us this week! I hope you’ve all had a chance to read them. The stories are truly awesome.  

Congratulations to this week’s Holiday Giveaway winners!

#378 – gingergargoyle
#172 – cindyrwyomail

Winners ~ We will contact you by e-mail for your name and mailing address, and then we’ll ship this delightful tea package right out. Enjoy the herbal goodness!

Our last Holiday Giveaway will be announced on Wednesday, so if you weren’t chosen this week, be sure to enter for another chance to win!

Herbal Trivia!

Posted by Irene|17 December 2010

Herbs are rich in history, usage, and folklore. We are constantly intrigued and amazed by all of the interesting ways that they have been utilized throughout time.  We thought that it would be fun to share some of these unique facts with you in the form of a little herbal trivia. We guarantee that everyone will learn a little something.  Have fun, and we wish you the best of luck!

1. Which spice is harvested from the stamens of a beautiful purple crocus?

2. What spice, according to Malaysian folklore, had the power to protect against crocodiles?

3. Some common French names for what plant are “Pissenlit” and “Dent-de-lion”?

4. What herb was once utilized as an antidote for poisoned arrows? Today, it is used to thicken culinary dishes and in body care preparations.

5. The essential oil distilled from what spice is used by Fishermen to disguise their scent when fishing?

6. Which North American herb was named for the gold color of its rhizome?

7. Which plant produces sweetly perfumed flowers, but has roots that smell like “old socks”? Another interesting fact about this plant is that cats love it, sometimes even more so than Catnip!

8. Valium was not named after Valerian, but Aspirin was named after this plant. What is it?

9. Which herb, used in a famous type of liqueur, has been credited for the birth of the Impressionist art movement?

10. This herb was once believed to be eaten by serpents to improve their eyesight, making it easier to attack their victims. What herb is it?

11. Which herb has notoriously stinky fruit?

12. The Aztecs made hot chocolate using powdered Cacao beans, and which spice?

13. Which herb has used in the medieval ages by monks to keep away impure thoughts?

14. In Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit, what herbal tea does Peter’s mother give him to drink once that he returns from the cabbage patch?

15. Said to ward off evil, protect our homes, shrink warts, remove parasites, relief pain and chase colds away, this plant is sometimes referred to as the “Stinking Rose”. What is it?

16. What herb gets its name from the Sanskrit word for “horn root”?

17. Do you know how Paprika and Chili peppers are related?

18. Which herb will produce a deep red color when the fresh flowers are infused in oil?

19. Which herb was once used in the Hebrew temples during ritual cleansings of lepers?

20. Which herb was regarded as a symbol of immortality by the Greeks and Romans?

Trivia Answers:

1. Saffron, Crocus sativus.

2. Turmeric, Curcuma longa.

3. Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale.

4. Arrowroot, Maranta arundinacea.

5. Anise Seed, Pimpinella anisum.

6. Goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis.

7. Valerian, Valeriana officinalis.

8. Aspirea ulmeria, now changed by botanists to Filipendula Ulmaria, and commonly called Meadowsweet.

9. Wormwood, Artemisia absinthium, used in Absinthe.

10. Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare.

11. Gingko, Ginkgo biloba.

12. Chili peppers, Capsicum annuum.

13. Vitex berry, Vitex agnus-castus, also known as Monk’s Berry or Monk’s Pepper.

14. Chamomile, Matricaria recutita.

15. Garlic, Allium sativum.

16. Ginger, Zingiber officinale.

17. They both come from the Capsicum plant and share the same Latin name: Capsicum annuum.

18. St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum.

19. Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis.

20. Tansy, Tanacetum vulgare.

We hope that you enjoyed our herbal trivia. Please feel free to post a comment letting us know how well you fared.  Or, post your own herbal trivia facts and tidbits.  We would love to hear them!

~ irene

Holiday Giveaway ~ Week 3!

Posted by Erin|15 December 2010

  

This week’s exciting giveaway is sure to keep you warm throughout the long winter months…

  

The allure of tea has captivated the world for more than 5,000 years. According to ancient legend, this treasured libation was discovered by a Chinese Emperor as leaves floating on the wind from a nearby tree drifted into a pot of boiling water. The Emperor gazed with wonder as the water took on an intoxicating color and aroma. With one sip, the world became mesmerized by the powerfully restorative and delightfully quenching benefits of herbal infusions.

This week’s winners will receive a collection of our favorite organic teas including Mango Ceylon, Genmaicha, Vanilla Rooibos, Firefly Chai, and Peace Tea! We will also send along one of our certified organic cotton Make Tea Not War  tote bags, and this elegant 32oz porcelain tea pot. This is the perfect set for tea lovers to sample a beautiful medley of the finest organic loose-leaf black, green, red, and herbal teas from around the world.  

How to Enter:

There are several ways to enter and you can submit up to 5 entries for a chance to win this delicious collection of organic teas!

1. Leave a comment telling us about your favorite tea making, sharing, or sipping experience.

2. Become a subscriber to our blog and leave a comment here to let us know that you’ve subscribed.

3. Post a link to our blog giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment here to let us know you’ve posted.

4. Tweet about our blog giveaway on Twitter using the tag #MRHGiveaway3 and leave a comment here to let us know that you’ve tweeted.

5. Blog about our giveaway with a link back to this post, and leave a comment here with a link to your blog post.

You have until Sunday, December 19th at 11:59pm PST to enter. We will pick two winners at random on Monday, December 20th! 

Good luck to you!

Week 2 Winners!

Posted by Irene|13 December 2010

Congratulations to this week’s Holiday Giveaway winners!

#361 – cleverk9s
#39 – Rvnhawk

Winners ~ We will contact you by e-mail for your name and mailing address, and then will mail you a parcel full of delights from our Epicurean Organics line right out. Enjoy!

Our next Holiday Giveaway will be announced on Wednesday, so if you weren’t chosen this week, be sure to enter for another chance to win!

We Hate Trash

Posted by Shawn|09 December 2010

The beautiful 100% recyled glass Trashbuster award given to Mountain Rose Herbs by Lane County.

 Just recently Mountain Rose Herbs was formally recognized by the Lane County government for our Zero Waste program which has had a tremendous impact on the waste issue that the state of Oregon is plagued with. I just got the confirmation e-mail in November that we were accepted as a winner and recipient of the Lane County Trashbusters award, and I must confess that I was overcome with pure ecstatic delight and I could not help the creeping sensation of giddiness which caused a few distracted days for me. It was a real hoot to meet with the County Commissioners during session, and the awards were given out during the actual board session, which added an “air of authenticity” to it all. A television interview on KEZI followed the award ceremony, which was tastefully done, only because the interviewer had “environmental leanings” and was impressed with the Zero Waste program put into place by Mountain Rose Herbs, and this can be viewed below. If the interview was done by a conventional member of the press I fear they would have made us look like trash busting enviro-freaks, led by irrational delusions centric upon taking over the world with our kooky ideas to save the planet. Most folks simply don’t understand our moniker of “People and Planet Before Profit”

From left to right- Shawn Donnille (Mountain Rose Herbs), Willy Breninghouse and Shari Boggs (Waste Free Oregon), Commissioner Bill Fleenor, BJ Hurwich, Commissioner Pat Dwyer, Julie Bailey (Mountain Rose Herbs) Rodney Bloom, Commissioner Pete Sorenson, Mija Andrade.

Holiday Giveaway ~ Week 2!

Posted by Irene|08 December 2010

It’s time for our second weekly holiday giveaway! With so many wonderful products filling our warehouse, it was difficult to choose what to give away but we finally decided upon a product line that is perfect for the holiday season. For this week’s giveaway, we will send two lucky blog readers a parcel full of delights from our Epicurean Organics line!

Each Epicurean Organics gift set will include a bottle of organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, organic Macadamia Nut Oil, organic Green Peppercorns, Red Alaea Salt, organic Pumpkin Pie Spice, organic Seasoning Salt, and a vial filled with luscious organic Vanilla beans.

Not only will these delectable ingredients make your taste buds swoon, but you can also feel good about using them.  The ingredients in our Epicurean Organics line are organic, fairly traded through our Good Trade Program, the bottles and labels are made with recycled materials, and a portion of the sales are donated to the Organic Consumers Association. What’s not to love?

How to Enter:

There are several ways to enter and you can submit up to 5 entries for a chance to win this marvelous set of epicurean treasures!

1. Leave a comment telling us about a holiday dish or treat that you could create using items from our Epicurean Organics line.

2. Become a subscriber to our blog and leave a comment here to let us know that you’ve subscribed.

3. Post a link to our blog giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment here to let us know you’ve posted.

4. Tweet about our blog giveaway on Twitter using the tag #MRHGiveaway2 and leave a comment here to let us know that you’ve tweeted.

5. Blog about our giveaway with a link back to this post, and leave a comment here with a link to your blog post.

You have until Sunday, December 12th at 11:59pm PST to enter. We will pick two winners at random on Monday, December 13th!

Best of luck!

~ irene

Week 1 Winners!

Posted by Erin|06 December 2010

 

Congratulations to this week’s Holiday Giveaway winners!

#178 –  nancyikelly 

#91 – writersblock 

 

Winners ~ Please send your name and mailing address to blog@mountainroseherbs.com and we will have your essential oil aromatherapy sets shipped right out. Enjoy!

Our next Holiday Giveaway will be announced on Wednesday, so if you weren’t chosen this week, be sure to enter for another chance to win!

Herbal Stocking Stuffers

Posted by Irene|02 December 2010

 

Give the gift of herbal healing this holiday season with simple and unique homemade gifts

Items purchased from a store never feel quite as good as giving gifts that have been lovingly handcrafted. Leave the usual stress of holiday shopping behind by creating these homemade goodies for your loved ones! Sipping on a comforting mug of tea and listening to some of your favorite tunes will help ensure that your gifting experience is much more enjoyable than a shopping trip to a crowded store could ever be.

Herb Sachets

Last year, I collected and dried wild Cedar tips from the woods and then packed them into small cotton muslin bags which I stamped with images of birds, owls, trees, and botanicals. They were a hit! Everyone loved them and the lingering herbal aromas that they imparted.

- Herbs or Spices: I used Lavender and Cedar Tips, but any fragrant herb or spice can be utilized. Some ideas include Cardamom, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Myrrh, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Rose petals, Rosemary, Star Anise, Spearmint, and White Sage.

- Bags: I used pre-made cotton muslin bags from Mountain Rose Herbs, but you can also make your own bags with cotton or muslin fabric.

Directions: Coarsely grind herbs and spices in a coffee grinder to release their scent.  The resins and spices will be too dense for a coffee grinder, but you can coarsely break them up using a mortar and pestle. Stamp the bags if desired, then stuff with herbs and spices. Simply add a few drops of essential oil if you wish for a stronger aroma.

Herbal Syrups

Simple to make, these sweet herbal syrups make a lovely, luxurious, and unique gift that anyone is sure to enjoy! Delicious atop pancakes, waffles, ice cream, cakes, strawberry shortcake, fresh fruit, crepes, or stirred into lemonade, iced tea, or cocktails. You can even mix them with soda water to create your own herbal sodas.

- Herbs and Spices: Fresh or dried organic Basil, Cloves, Cinnamon, Ginger root, Hibiscus flowers Lavender flowers, Lemon Balm, Lemon peel, Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Orange peel, Peppermint, Rose petals, Rosehips, Star Anise, Spearmint, Vanilla beans. If using fresh herbs, gather approximately 1 bunch. Dried herbs can be added to taste, but plan on using approximately ¼ cup per batch.

Directions: Bring two cups of water to a boil and then add two cups of organic sugar. Allow the sugar to dissolve, then remove from the heat and add herbs. Cover the pot, and allow the herbs to steep until the mixture cools. You can remove the herbs sooner if the syrup reaches the flavor that you desire before it finishes cooling. Or, you can allow the syrup to sit overnight if you prefer a stronger syrup. Once you are satisfied with the flavor, strain out the herbs and pour the remaining liquid into pretty glass bottles. Attach a label with recipes or ideas for usage (optional), and you are finished! The syrup should last for at least 6 months when stored in a refrigerator.

Herbal Infused Sugars and Salts

Herbal infused sugars and salts are a fun way to turn ordinary ingredients into something special! Use in the same manner as unseasoned sugar or salt, or use as a finishing touch to any dish.

 Just imagine Cardamom spiced sugar stirred into coffee, Cinnamon sugar sprinkled into a warm cup of Chamomile tea, Lavender sugar sprinkled over Crème Brule, Clove sugar atop homemade pumpkin bread, or Lemon Verbena sugar sprinkled over shortbread cookies.

Herbal salts are a versatile ingredient delightful in soups, sauces, stews, and roasted vegetables or meats.  Savory Rosemary salt may be sprinkled over homemade focaccia, Basil salt atop freshly sliced heirloom tomatoes, Sage infused salt on roasted root vegetables, or enjoy a margarita dressed up with a Chili Pepper salt rim. Yum!

- Organic sugar or sea salt (coarse or fine).

- Herbs for Sugar: Dried organic Basil, Cardamom pods, Chamomile flowers, Cinnamon sticks, Cloves, Ginger root, Lavender flowers, Lemon Balm, Lemon peel, Lemon Verbena, Orange peel, Oregano, Peppermint, Rose petals, Rosemary, Sage, Star Anise, Thyme, or Vanilla Beans.

- Herbs for Salt: Dried organic Basil, Cayenne, Chili Peppers, Chives, Coriander seeds, Cumin, Dill, Garlic, Ginger root, Lavender flowers, Lemon Balm, Lemon peel , Lemon Verbena, Marjoram, Mustard seeds, Orange peel, Oregano, Parsley, Peppermint, Rosemary, Summer or Winter Savory, Tarragon, or Thyme.

Directions: Use 1 part herb or spice to 4 parts salt or sugar. Crush the herbs in a mortar and pestle, or whirl in a food processor or coffee grinder. Mix the herbs with sugar or salt. When using hard herbs and spices like Cinnamon sticks, Cardamom pods, or Star Anise, simply place into sugar or salt and allow to infuse for 2-4 weeks, then remove the herbs and spices. The sugar or salt will be infused with the delectable flavor and aroma of the herb. Package in pretty, airtight glass bottles, jars, or tins. Add labels and a bit of decorative ribbons or twine, if desired. For a creative presentation, you can layer each herb separately into the jar, with instructions to mix the herbs together before using. To easily transform these into a main gift, give sets of the salts or sugars and include recipe ideas, or pair the salts with jars of whole pink, green, or rainbow peppercorns.  

Tea Samplers

A perfect gift for the tea connoisseur or budding tea enthusiast, tea samplers are a fun way to try new teas. They are so simple and inexpensive to create that you can easily give them to everyone on your gift list!

- Teas of your choice, or create your own tea blends.

- Glass jars or aluminum tins.

Place loose-leaf teas into containers and decorate with a label and brewing instructions. To make a set of tea samplers, simply stack the containers and wrap together with ribbon and raffia. You can easily turn this into a main gift by including a tea pot or tea set, tea strainers, and a book about tea.

Here are a few tea sampler set ideas:

Black Tea Sampler: Fill tins with English Breakfast, Earl Grey, and Mango Ceylon. Add aged paper labels, include a mesh tea infuser, and wrap the set in black raffia.

Green Tea Sampler:Fill containers with classic green teas of Genmaicha, Jasmine, Gunpowder, and Pu’erh. Include a little card describing the history of green tea and a bamboo tea strainer.

Herbal Tea Sampler:Fill glass jars with some of these favorite blends from Mountain Rose Herbs: Dawn Chorus Tea, Dream Tea, Echinacea & Roots Tea, Evening Repose Tea, Fairytale Tea, Firefly Chai, Hibiscus High Tea, Peace Tea, or Winter Spice Tea. Include a Celestial Tea Strainer and wrap with the jars with labels and colorful ribbons.

Other Stocking Stuffer Ideas:

- Packets of herbal and medicinal seeds.

- Homemade lip balm.

- Healing herbal salves.

- Natural incense.

- Essential oils (some good basics are Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, and Rosemary).

- Herbal wreaths.

- White Sage, Cedar, Mugwort, or Sweetgrass smudge sticks.

- Bath salts.

- Beeswax or soy candles.

Supplies for these recipes and gift giving ideas can be found on our website: www.mountainroseherbs.com

I hope that you enjoy these recipes and gift ideas!

~ irene

Holiday Giveaway ~ Week 1

Posted by Erin|01 December 2010

Now this is exciting!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been busy creating herbal gifts and delicious treats for our friends and families. After filling  tubes with luscious homemade lip balm, whipping up velvety healing lotions, and baking super spiced pies and cookies, we started thinking…wouldn’t it be awesome to give herbal goodies to our blog readers, too?

So, each Monday for the next four weeks, we will be giving away prizes from Mountain Rose Herbs to two lucky blog readers! That’s eight chances to win some extraordinarily fantastic herbal loot.

This week, we’re giving away a beautiful aromatherapy gift set including our Classic Essential Oil Sampler, a Moroccan Soapstone Diffuser, and six handmade pure beeswax tea lights! 

 

You can experiment with some of the most popularly used organic essential oils including Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Tea Tree. This lovely kit includes oodles of helpful information about each herb with usage guidelines and an extra bottle with a glass dropper.

Pour a few drops of essential oil into the Moroccan Soapstone Diffuser dish with a little water, light a beeswax candle, and experience aromatic bliss! Perfectly warming and uplifting for the winter season.  

How to Enter:

There are several ways to enter and you can submit up to 5 entries for a chance to win this marvelous aromatherapy set!

  1. Leave a comment telling us about an essential oil you’d love to try.
  2. Become a subscriber to our blog and leave a comment here to let us know that you’ve subscribed.
  3. Post a link to our blog giveaway on your Facebook page and leave a comment here to let us know you’ve posted.
  4. Tweet about our blog giveaway on Twitter using the tag #MRHGiveaway and leave a comment here to let us know that you’ve tweeted.
  5. Blog about our giveaway with a link back to this post, and leave a comment here with a link to your blog post.

You have until Sunday, December 5th at 11:59pm PST to enter. We will pick two winners at random on Monday, December 6th!

Good luck to you!

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