Archive for November, 2011

Zereshk Polo Recipe

Posted by Friends|30 November 2011

Shannon Buck is the creative force behind Fresh-Picked Beauty, an inspirational collection of natural homemade beauty recipes, tips, and information. She calls herself a “Beauty Foodie” and spends her days making fancy homespun skincare in Seattle. Many thanks to Shannon for this exciting recipe and be sure to visit her blog for more DIY goodies!


I was so excited to learn that Mountain Rose Herbs would be carrying Zereshk (Barberries) that I wanted to share my recipe for Zereshk Polo using them! This is such a fabulous and delicious dish that many folks don’t know about. I learned this dish from an Iranian friend of mine and I cook it several times a year. I hope you will try it too!

Zereshk Polo

Basmati Rice with Barberries
Makes 8 servings

1 3/4 cup Barberries (Zereshk)
1/4 cup butter or grapeseed oil
1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon ground saffron
1 tablespoon raw sugar
2 tablespoons boiling water
10 cups cooked hot Basmati Rice


Rinse the Barberries really well in a colander under cold running water.  Soak the Barberries in cold water for 15 minutes to soften. Drain water.

In a large sauté pan, melt the butter or grapeseed oil over medium heat. Saute the onion until soft. Reduce heat to low and add in the drained Barberries.  Gently stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until barberries have softened.



In a small cup, add in the saffron, raw sugar, and boiling water. Gently stir about a minute to steep the saffron.  Pour saffron and sugar infused water over the cooked onions and Barberries, cook and stir for about 30 seconds or until the liquid is absorbed by the barberries. Add the cooked hot Basmati Rice to a large serving dish and gently mix the Barberry mixture into the rice.



Tips from a Master Recycler!

Posted by Erin|29 November 2011

Troy is a Certified Master Recycler!

On Friday, another member of our Zero Waste team was honored as one of Lane County’s newest Master Recyclers. Way to go, Troy! Through this Lane County Waste Management Division program, each Master Recycler receives rigorous training to gain an in-depth understanding of solid waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and compost education.

And it doesn’t stop there! Students are required to commit 30 hours of volunteer time to share their newfound expertise with the community. Troy has been collecting twist ties for  the non-profit group M.E.C.C.A. (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts). MECCA is dedicated to diverting scrap materials from the waste stream into creative endeavors. Kids are using these ties instead of glue to make art projects that can be dismantled and transformed into little masterpieces again and again. Troy has also been collecting large plastic herb bags for the Eugene Mission. These bags are being distributed to homeless people as much needed rain ponchos, bag covers, and to collect recyclables from street litter.

Troy is excited to share the important knowledge and skills he’s learned, so check out his top three tips for greening your waste at home:

Tip #1

Did you know that product packaging accounts for 30% of waste in our landfills? To reduce your impact be sure to avoid single serving packages, wash and reuse empty containers, buy in bulk whenever possible, choose pre-used items from thrift stores, and look for goods that are packaged in compostable, recyclable, or 100% post-consumer waste materials.   

Tip #2 

You can reduce 50% of the waste you produce at home by setting up a compost pile. Composting is a great backyard project, but can also be done by apartment dwellers. This process creates a nutrient rich soil from the controlled decomposition of your food and yard waste. Prized by gardeners, this “black gold” will feed your garden beds and eliminate reliance on those chemical heavy commercial fertilizers. Don’t have a yard? Nice compost makes a great gift!

Tip #3

This is the simplest and possibly the most important tip of all! Avoid plastic and paper shopping bags by bringing your own reusable totes.  Stash them in your bike basket, the trunk of your car, on the coat rack by your front door, your desk drawer at work, in your jacket pocket or purse - really, any and every place to help you grab and go. If you do find yourself empty handed, get creative and reuse your plastic bags like this or maybe even like this! Paper bags can be used in so many awesome ways  too before you recycle them. They can also be composted.    

These are just a few easy ways to reduce the amount of trash we generate each day. What practical or creative advice do you have to share that can transform our relationship with waste? We are all ears!

You can learn more about the Master Recycler Program here!


New! Microplane Nutmeg Grater

Posted by Christine|25 November 2011

By all accounts, it was the introduction of “punch”—a mixture of rum or brandy, fruit juice and sugar imbibed by the upper eschelon of society—that brought the pocket nutmeg grater into vogue in the late 18th century. In those days, it was über-fashionable to carry nutmeg in one’s own portable silver grater/vessel and use it to spice a serving of punch. These graters were not only useful tools, but also status symbols and often tiny, intricate works of art, appearing in the form of strawberries, acorns, seashells, eggs, and a myriad of other fanciful shapes. Today, these antique graters are collectors’ items, often fetching premium prices at auction.

Mountain Rose offers a more affordable alternative, though no less stylish or convenient: The Microplane Nutmeg Grater! Its ingenious design allows you to quickly and efficiently grate nutmeg (and other hard spices, plus citrus and more) on the unique flat grating surface. An added bonus is the storage space where you can keep the freshly grated nutmeg until it’s ready to use, then shake out what you need.

This grater is the perfect way to use and enjoy the many seasonal recipes that call for nutmeg and other hard spices (click here for a few of our favorites).

Happy (and efficient) grating! –Jessie

Herbal Lotion Bars

Posted by Friends|22 November 2011

This wonderful recipe comes to us from our dear friend Rosalee de la Foret of! She is a clinical herbalist and Structural Medicine Specialist who lives on the edge of the wilderness in the Northeastern Cascade Mountains of Washington State. She contributes regularly to where you can find more fantastic recipes and she also writes about her herbal wisdoms and adventures at the Methow Valley Herbs Blog.

Many thanks to Rosalee and the folks at for sharing this fun project!

Herbal Lotion Bars

Every week I spend a couple of hours with my young friend Tova Rose. We explore the plant world together, making herbal remedies, reading stories and playing games.

Tova recently turned 10 and I wanted to give her something special for her birthday. I’d already given her every book I could find for kids involving herbs, including many coloring books. We’d already made salves and syrups…what to do?

Finally, with the brainstorming of friends I was given a great idea. A lotion bar kit!

Lotion bars are firm bars that can be rubbed onto the skin like lotion. They are great for dry cracked skin (like the knuckles or heels). A friend told me she specifically uses them to moisturize her cuticles and fingernail beds.

Making lotion bars is fairly easy too, a lot like salves in fact, and just involves different proportions of wax to oil. I’ve since made a handful of batches and each time I’ve used slightly different ingredients. Here’s my favorite mix so far.

The lotion bars themselves are great gifts and giving a lotion bar kit makes a wonderful holiday present as well.

The following recipe makes about seven one-ounce bars.

To make this recipe you’ll need…

Ingredients and Supplies

3 ounces of beeswax
1.5 ounces of cocoa butter
1.5 ounces of shea butter
3 ounces of an herbal infused oil, like calendula
mold or tin
saucepan reserved for salve making
something to stir with (I use jumbo popsicle sticks)
20-40 drops of essential oil (optional – orange, lavender, rose, or peppermint are nice)


Measure out the wax and butters by weight. Begin by melting the beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter. I use a pan exclusively for salve making for this (I got it at the thrift store for $2!). You want to heat this on as low heat as possible. Some people even use a double boiler. Stir frequently to avoid burning the wax and butters.

Once the wax and butters are melted you are going to add the oil. This is measured by volume and can be any cosmetic oil. I personally like jojoba or grape seed oil. Both of these oils are “dry” oils, meaning they absorb into the skin readily. Rosehip seed oil is also lovely. Olive oil can be used but it will have a more oily feeling to it.

To make this extra special you can infuse the oil with herbs. I chose calendula for mine. If you’ve never infused an oil before you can learn how in this Herbal Basics video. You can also use an oil that hasn’t been infused with herbs.

When the oil is added to the melted materials the wax and butters may harden a bit.

Keep stirring with the heat on low until the mixture is completely melted. Oils will go rancid more quickly when exposed to too much heat, so limit the amount of heat on the actual oils as much as possible.

When everything is melted you can add your optional essential oils.

Lastly, pour the mixture into molds or tin containers.

Not sure whether to use a mold or a container? The plus side of molds is that you can buy these silicon molds in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Once the lotion bars have cooled it’s really easy to remove them from the mold. You could also try using muffin baking sheet (warning, I haven’t done this). I would grease the tins with coconut oil before pouring the mixture into the baking sheet.

The tins offer more protection to the bar and could be carried in purses, etc. If using tins, make sure they have a flat side so that when the lotion bar solidifies it can easily slip out. If there is a curled lip at the rim you’ll have a hard time getting it out! If you live in a hot environment I strongly suggest using a tin for lotion bars.

When these are completely cooled you can pop them out of the mold or tin and put them to use!

Keep these in a cool place. If they get too hot they will melt again. If you are giving them as a gift, be sure to tell the recipient to keep them in a cool place.

These make great gifts! Wrap your lotion bars in cello bags and decorate with twine, ribbons, and a sprig of fresh rosemary for a festive accent.

Enjoy making these beautiful bars!


Growing the Herbalist’s Garden

Posted by Erin|21 November 2011

We are back in Oregon after an inspiring weekend at the Green Festival in San Francisco! A big thank you to all of the loving folks that came to visit our booth. It was beautiful to hear your herb stories and so fun to share our goodies with you.

For  anyone who couldn’t make it out to this awesome sustainable living celebration, you can still experience a  little taste of it! We created this video for you to check out…



You might remember our blog post from last year that told the tale of how we built a tradeshow booth using only recycled materials. The “Herbalist’s Garden” booth is always a big hit and has become a sort of interactive art piece. It really showcases the beauty that can be created from our community’s waste. 

Have you seen this cool photo montage of the booth being built? It’s definitely a labor of love!


We Won!

Posted by Erin|17 November 2011



We just received word that the wonderful Organic Beauty Talk has named us Best Natural Essential Oils for their first annual eco-friendly product awards! We are thrilled to be honored by a community that helps educate consumers about toxic ingredients in the body care industry while supporting organic and sustainability-minded businesses.

So, what are essential oils exactly and what makes ours so special?

Potent and pure, essential oils are produced by steam distilling freshly harvested plants to extract and concentrate their properties. In fact, it takes 60 whole roses to make just one drop of essential oil. This process has been perfected over 5,000 years. Ancient civilizations across Egypt, India, China, and beyond created fine oils for perfumery, healing, and spiritual ceremonies. European distillers continued to refine the process throughout the Late Middle Ages. As the desire for perfume grew during the 16th and 17th centuries, the production of essential oils became an art form, especially in Italy and France. 

Today, essential oils are used to make all sorts of health, home, and bodycare recipes. They can be used to create body sprays, laundry sheets, hair rinses, candles, soaps, lotions, sleep pillows, surface cleaner, air freshener, perfume oil, carpet powder, medicinal rubs, massage oils, salves, lip balms, and pet shampoo. Essential oils are also used therapeutically and for meditation.

Mountain Rose Herbs produces pure essential oils from certified organic and ethically wildharvested plants that are steam distilled. Working with only freshly harvested plants ensures the highest quality fragrance and therapeutic properties – with no additives or fillers. Christine Guerts is our awesome Certified Aromatherapist on staff in our Quality Control Laboratory. She supervises all of our essential oils to make sure we offer natural botanical oils that meet the highest standards. We have her hard work to thank for this award. Thank you, Christine!

You can learn more about our pure essential oils by visiting our website!



New! Whole Barberries

Posted by Christine|11 November 2011

We’re excited to introduce you to this brilliantly colored, tart little fruit: the Barberry! A source of citric acid and vitamin C, barberries have traditionally been used to help with some digestive problems, and skin irritations.

Tasty little barberries can be made into jellies and and are sometimes pickled. Perhaps the most popular culinary use for barberries is in Persian cooking, especially in the popular dish zereshk polo (Zereshk is another name for barberries). Here’s a delicious version of zereshk polo from The Spice and Herb Bible by Ian Hemphill (don’t forget that the oils, salt, saffron and turmeric can also be purchased on our web site):

1 tbsp (15 mL) salt
3 cups (750 mL) Basmati rice
6 tbsp (90 mL) olive or vegetable oil
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
4-6 chicken thigh fillets, skinned and trimmed of fat
½ tsp (2 mL) turmeric
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 tsp (5 mL) pepper
¾ cup + 2 tbsp (200 mL) plain yogurt
½ tsp (2 mL) saffron filaments, soaked in 1 tbsp milk for 5 minutes
1 egg
4 tbsp (50 mL) barberries (zereshk)
2 tbsp (25 mL) almond slivers
1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar

Dissolve 1 tbsp (15 mL) salt in cold water and add the rice. There should be enough water to cover the rice to a depth of ½ inch (1-2 cm). Cover and let soak for 2-3 hours.

Heat 2 tbsp (25 mL) oil in a pan, fry the onion until lightly golden. Add chicken pieces, turmeric, salt and pepper. Gently fry until both sides are just browned. Add 1 cup (250 mL) of water and simmer gently, uncovered, for about 10-15 minutes until chicked is cooked and liquid has reduced. Remove from heat and place chicken on a plate. Allow to cool, reserving onion and stock in the pan for later.

When chicken is cool, mix the yogurt, saffron in milk, and egg in a bowl. Beat with a fork to combine well, then add chicken to the marinade. Let stand for an hour.

Thoroughly wash the barberries with cold water and drain. Mix the barberries with 2 tbsp (25 mL) oil, almond slivers and sugar and cook in a pan over medium heat for about two minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.

Drain the rice and rinse in cold water. In a separate saucepan, boil 8 cups (2 L) water with 1 tsp (5 mL) salt, add the rice and cook for 5 minutes. Strain the rice and rinse with cold water. In a large pot, spread 2 tbsp (25 mL) oil in the base and add half the rice. Lift the chicken from the marinade and lay the pieces on the rice. Add the barberry mixture to the remaining rice and spread over the chicken. Spoon the onion slices over the top of the rice, and pour the stock over the chicken and rice. Cover the pot tightly and steam over low heat for 30 minutes.

Bon appetit! –Jessie

Green Festival Giveaway!

Posted by Erin|10 November 2011

We are all packed up and on our way to the Green Festival in San Francisco!

This is the 10th year of this incredible event that features renowned speakers, a marketplace filled with eco-friendly products, delicious organic food, live music, workshops, and more.

We’ll be raffling off exciting prizes all weekend at our “Herbalist’s Garden” booth made entirely of reclaimed and recycled materials! Visit us at booth #840 for free samples from our herb cart, dose up at our organic tincture bar, plaster your water bottle with fun stickers, take notes with our recycled pencils, find inspiration in herbal recipes cards, and enter the raffle for a chance to win one of our Essential Oil Samplers!



We’re giving away one Essential Oil Sampler each day during the festival and will announce one winner on Saturday, November 12th and one winner on Sunday, November 13th.


Don’t miss your chance to win! Stop by our booth, say hello, and enter the big giveaway at the Green Festival in the “City by the Bay”!    


New! 2012 Herbal Roots Calendar

Posted by Christine|09 November 2011

Q. What do you give the herbal enthusiast who has everything?

A. How about a beautifully illustrated and thoroughly educational Herbal Roots calendar? From Herbal Roots Zine creator Kristine Brown, this stunning calendar contains a year’s worth of intricately drawn images of herbs, accompanied by educational information, Latin names, and recipes for herbal medicine, seasonings, foods and crafts. This spiral-bound calendar is printed in the USA on heavy, glossy card stock paper and folds out to 11 X 17. Perfect for the kitchen or other herbal workspace—or even in an office cubicle as a cheerful reminder of the fresh, natural herbal world.

We’ll have these calendars for a limited time only, so don’t miss out—and don’t forget to order one for yourself!

Herbal Sleep & Dream Pillows

Posted by Irene|04 November 2011

Herbal Sleep and Dream Pillows

What type of dreams do you desire? Soothing, vivid, full of adventures or romance, or do you wish for deep, calm slumber? Simple to prepare, sewing aromatic herbs into small pillows can help bring peaceful sleep, enhance dreams, and encourage dream memory. The practice of placing herbs under one’s pillow dates back centuries, and was originally done to protect against evil, calm bad dreams, foresee the future, bring good dreams, or conjure a lover into one’s life. No matter the reason, herbal pillows are beneficial for adults, children, and pets.

To prepare an herbal pillow, first select a piece of fabric, preferably cotton or another natural fiber.  This is the perfect opportunity to use leftover fabric scraps, vintage pillowcases, bandanas, or scarves. Wash and dry the fabric, and cut it into whatever shape you wish. Squares and rectangles are simplest, but you can also sew whimsical animal pillows for children and other fun, inspired forms.  Next create a blend of sleep or dream inducing botanicals from the lists below or craft your own mixture with fragrant herbs that you find especially calming, relaxing, or that evoke nostalgic, pleasant memories.  With the right sides of the fabric together, stitch along the edges, making sure to leave an unsewn space along one side. Once finished stitching, flip the pillow out through the unsewn space, and fill with your herbal blend. Finish the pillow by sewing the open area shut. For a sewing-free option, use cotton muslin bags or scraps of fabric tied tight with twine or yarn.   Sleep and dream pillows can be tucked inside, under, or next to pillows where they will emit their fragrance throughout the night.

Sleep Pillows

Sleep pillows are great for all ages and for those who have a difficult time falling asleep.  For a blend that encourages deep sleep, blend any of the following organic herbs:

Catnip: Relaxing, helps bring deep sleep.
Chamomile: Calming, relaxing, and said to keep bad dreams away.
Hops: Relaxing and brings peacefulness.
Lavender: Soothing, relaxing and eases headaches.
Lemon Balm: Relieves stress, anxious and nervous feelings, insomnia, stress, and headaches.
Rose petals: Brings warmth and love.
Rosemary: Traditionally used to bring deep sleep and keep away bad dreams.
Sweet Marjoram: Calms restlessness and nervousness.

Dream Pillows

Dream pillows are for those who want to enhance their dreaming or wish to remember their dreams.  To create a blend that encourages dreaming, blend any of the following organic herbs:

Catnip: Relaxing, helps bring deep sleep.
Chamomile: Calming, relaxing, and said to keep bad dreams away.
Cloves: Brings warmth and an exotic feeling to dreams, add only 2-4 per pillow.
Hops: Relaxing and brings peacefulness.
Lavender: Soothing, relaxing and eases headaches.
Lemon Verbena: Uplifting, used to add “lightness” to dream blends.
Mugwort: Greatly enhances lucid dreaming and helps with remembering of dreams.
Peppermint or Spearmint: Enhances clarity and vividness in dreams.
Rose petals: Brings warmth and love, may be used to evoke romantic dreams.
Rosemary: Traditionally used to bring deep sleep and keep away bad dreams.

DIY Herbal Sleep and Dream Recipes

Pet Blends

Yes, you can make pillows for your favorite furry friends too!  Not only will the aroma appeal to your pet, but these herbs are also known as natural flea deterrents.

Cats:  Catnip, Chamomile, Pennyroyal, Valerian – These herbs have a fragrance that cats enjoy, plus they help deter fleas.

Dogs:  Eucalyptus, Lavender, Pennyroyal, Rosemary, Thyme, Wormwood – Dogs like the aroma of these herbs and they help keep fleas away.

Sweet dreams!

~ irene

Why Go Organic?

Posted by Erin|03 November 2011

Over the past 100 years, industrial agriculture has altered our country’s landscape and culture. We have witnessed water and air quality, the food we eat, and our health decline as hunger for profits, cheap products, and productivity intensifies.

Today’s conventional farming practices flush toxic waste into our beautiful rivers each day as the land becomes soaked with synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Chemical pollution is sprayed into the air that we breathe and drains into the precious water that sustains all life on our planet. Agricultural runoff along coastal areas has depleted oxygen in vast stretches of the ocean. Chemical fertilizers flow from rivers into the ocean encouraging algal blooms that cause enormous “dead zones” where no aquatic plant or animal can survive.

Sadly, using poison is just one destructive practice among many. Conventional farms often use genetically modified seeds that are engineered to be pest resistant and easily grown in poor soil. Genetic engineering is an experimental practice, so we don’t yet know the full impact of growing these plants, but the rise of new “superweeds”, more resilient pests, and diseases have been reported. There are other fears that GMO crops can harm non-target species such as insects, birds, bats, and animals that forage from these conventional farms.



This reality is heartbreaking, but we do have a choice…

Here at Mountain Rose Herbs, we’ve championed organic agriculture since 1987 by supplying herbs that grow as the earth intended – with living soil, fresh water, mixed crops, and the integration of beneficial species. Yes, bees and ladybugs galore! Supporting organic farms around the world holds the promise of fertile lands, viable seeds, thriving wildlife populations, uncontaminated crops, and clean drinking water for generations to come.

As plant lovers, herbalists, and foodies, these issues are near and dear to us. Our teas, spices, oils, and herbs are cultivated on small certified organic farms, which allows us to maintain high quality standards while supporting the livelihoods of family farmers. Our ethically wildharvested herbs and products that are cultivated without chemicals are tested in our Quality Control Laboratory for pesticide and chemical residues to ensure that the herbal medicine we use and the food we eat sustains our health and wellbeing. Choosing organic products is an easy way to support the vitality of our planet and our future wellness. 

So, what’s in your cup of tea?


 For more information and organic living ideas, check out these awesome websites:

Organic Consumers Association

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides

Organic- It’s Worth It

Pesticide Action Network



Win A $250 Gift Certificate From Mountain Rose Herbs!

Posted by Shawn|01 November 2011

Want to publicly announce your love of pristine rivers for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate from Mountain Rose Herbs?
All you have to do is “Like” Pacific Rivers Council on Facebook and post a comment on their wall about why healthy rivers are special to you, pretty simple eh?  This little act by itself will put you into a drawing for a $250 gift certificate from Mountain Rose Herbs and for complete (and easy) instructions, please see below.

For the month of November, Mountain Rose Herbs will join forces with our partners at Pacific Rivers Council in a campaign to bring attention to the issue surrounding watershed and river protection which is important to all life as we know it. So please join us today by participating in this free, easy, and ultimately gratifying event!

1. Log onto Facebook
2. Do a search for Pacific Rivers Council and “Like” them. Or you may click here…..
3. Post a comment on their wall about why healthy rivers are important to you
4. On December 1st we will randomly select one winner to receive a $250.00 gift certificate from Mountain Rose Herbs and we will contact you through Facebook with the good news!


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