Apple Cider Gravy with Ginger Apple Bits

Makes 2 cups of gravy
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 medium shallots, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 cup tart apples, chopped fine
1½ tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped super fine
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram, chopped fine
½ tablespoon fresh sage, chopped fine
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 cinnamon stick
2 fresh bay leaves
1 cup apple [...]

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Apple Maple Sage  Breakfast Sausage

This is the perfect uncased breakfast sausage, easy to make and utilizes the falls tastiest apples.

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Baked Gnocchi with Butternut Squash & Bacon in a Sage Cream Sauce

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 pound Potato Gnocchi, cooked (recipe follows)
1½ cups butternut squash, roasted, peeled and cubed small
3 slices bacon, fried and crumbled
1 cup purple or Tuscan kale, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped fine
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
3 tablespoons butter, cubed
Salt
Pepper
Nutmeg, freshly grated

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large mixing bowl combine [...]

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Basic Fried Herb Leaves Medley

At Ger-Nis, we can’t imagine that there is any herb lover out there who fails to appreciate the newest trend in hot herbs – fried herb leaves!

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Blackberry Holy Basil Rose Summer Sparkler

Ingredients

½ cup blackberries
½ cup water
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons holy basil laves
¼ cup elderflower liquor
Sparkling Rose
Lemony Basil Sugar*
Directions

Make a simple syrup but thicker like a puree syrup with the blackberries water and honey, let cool.  Blend with fresh basil, lemon juice and zest, strain and chill.  In a [...]

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Blackberry Sage Agua Fresca Sparkler ( Spiked with Elderflower Liquor and Linoncello)

Makes  1 small mason jar of mix

Ingredients
¼  cup blackberry puree
¼ cup blackberry sage syrup*
½ cup lemon juice
¼  cup limoncello
¼ cup elderflower liquor
Sparkling RoseLemony Sage Sugar*
Sage Leaf
Directions

Place all the ingredients except sparking rose and sugar in a blender and blend until smooth.  Strain and chill.  Place ½ ounce of the puree in a champagne [...]

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Blackberry-Sage Fumé

Sweet and Smoky is the jest of this one. An intoxicating and powerful drink, its silky and sultry texture with its sweet and smoky vibe, allows one to forget the intoxication factor while experiencing summer’s luscious blackberry offerings.
Makes one drink
Ingredients
1 ounce tequila  blanca (*Espolon)
1 ounce mescal (*Del Maguey Minero)
1 ounce elderflower liquor
1 [...]

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Bourbon Persimmon Lavender Glazed Ham

Wine Pairing: Ch. De Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé 2009, France.
This one is a tough pairing the the potent floral lavender and the spicy sweet persimmon next to the smoky and salty ham. This French rosé is perfect for all. It is bright and bold but with spicy undertones that lend well to the persimmons, and it [...]

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Butternut Squash and Sage Curried Apple Soup

If you can believe it, there are several thousand varieties of apples, which can only mean one thing, more apples to choose from when designing your apple centric menu! These unforgettable seasonal recipes are made for entertaining guests, so turn on your oven, get out your peeler and start cooking up this seasons greatest menu!

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Butternut Squash Cannelloni

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
6 fresh sage leaves, chopped fine
½ cup hazelnuts, toasted
1 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups butternut squash, prebaked to soften
½ cup parmesan cheese (more for topping)
12 premade pasta sheets
INGREDIENTS FOR SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE WITH CHOPPED HAZELNUTS
½ cup butter
¼ cup sage leaves, [...]

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1 pound pasta dough, cooked
1 small butternut squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tablespoon sage, chopped fine
½ yellow onion, cut in half
Kosher salt
Pepper
For brown butter sage sauce
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced
6 sage leaves, sliced
3 ounces goat cheese
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F.
For raviolis
To prepare squash, peel and cut in half at the bulbous part. [...]

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Butternut Squash Sage Latkes with Sage Brown Butter

Here are a few of our favorite latke recipes with a modern herbal twist. Each recipe is uniquely herbalized and is accompanied by its own unique serving sauce. We have latkes for all palette types and occasions, including sweet, savory, robust and fresh, and light. All of these recipes will create a new modern symbol of celebration for your Hanukah traditions.

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Celery Root Potage with Fried Shallots, Fresh Sage and Apple Bit Créme Fraiche and Crispy Shallots

Serves 8
Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 medium leek, sliced thin
1 medium red onion, chopped small
2 small or 1 medium celery root (2-3 pounds total), peeled and cubed small
1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped
Salt
Cracked black pepper
¼ cup apple cider
2 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
2 cups water
Apple Bit Créme Fraiche [...]

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Citrus Peel and Sage Syrup

Try a few tablespoons of this added to your next vinaigrette.

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Cranberry Sage Pecan Pesto

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 cups fresh sage leaves
1 cup dried cranberries
½ cup pecans, toasted
1 cup Walnut or Pecan oil
Salt
PREPARATION
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until everything is incorporated.
Season with salt to taste.

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Cranberry Sage Walnut Rolls

Some of our favorite winter herbal bread baking recipes.

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Fall Stuffed Mushrooms

Makes 40 stuffed mushrooms
INGREDIENTS
40 medium sized crimini mushrooms
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium shallot, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tablespoon of each of the following fresh herbs: thyme, rosemary, parsley, sage, marjoram; chopped fine
½ medium tart apple, cored and chopped fine
½ cup walnuts, chopped fine
½ cup kashi whole grain nuggets cereal or whole [...]

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Flowering Sage Croutons

Serve over a basic white bean soup.

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Fresh Pineapple & Sage Granita

Here are a few of our latest ideas for spring’s best & most herby, fresh & light desserts!

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Ginger Sage Maple Glazed Ham

Wine Pairing: Domaine de la Chevalerie, Bourgueill “Cuvee Chavalerie” – Organic 2001, France.
This is an old Cab Franc Producer that has been producing traditional Cab Francs for generations. This wine is super robust, extremely herbaceous, and quite elegant. It is extremely compatible with the potent sage and ginger and excellent with the saltiness of the [...]

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Israeli Herbal Tea

Makes 1 French press (about 6 cups)

Ingredients

1 black tea bag
¼ cup fresh sage leaves
¼ cup fresh lemon thyme leaves
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
½ lemon sliced
3 tablespoons honey
Hot, just boiling water

Directions

In the French press or another tea pot, place the tea bag, fresh mint, sage and lemon thyme and sliced lemons. Pour just boiled [...]

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Israeli Iced Tea (lemon, thyme, sage, mint, black tea)

In the summer we get hot, and when we get hot our natural tendency is to drink something refreshing. Experts may tell us that water is the best thing to drink, but we human beings get bored with the same old thing even if it is good for us. Drinking tea has come back into fashion and we are surrounded by a vast amount of information about the health benefits of tea. Summer is a brilliant time to make the best of your body’s need for healthy liquid while taking advantage of the profound positive health impact of drinking tea and fresh herbs. Teas made of dried herbs contain powerful antioxidants, vitamins and loads of other good stuff that can be turned into a cooling summer drink that is the perfect solution to a hot day. It is a healthy alternative to a sugary soda pop or high fructose juice drink!

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Jamaican Jerk Glazed Ham

Wine Pairing: Charles Joguet, Chinon “clos du Chene Vert” – Organic 2002, France.
This highly complex and extremely spicy wine does not overcomplicate the intricate flavors of the jerk glaze and spices, instead they forge an incredibly bold pair suited for bold palettes and the brave of heart, much like the dish itself! Retails for about [...]

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Lavendar Sage Brown Sugar Foot Scrub

Sit back and settle down because we’ve done all the work by creating the perfect menu accompanied by ideal treatments to give you and your friends seamless pedicures that will have you stepping into summer with style. 

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Mango Sage BBQ Sugar

Sprinkle pork, chicken or baby back ribs with the sugar concoction before or during grilling.

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Mango-Sage BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This is the perfect special occasion addition with a no fuss recipe. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, it is a sweet & spicy and herbalicious treat. You will need party size buns, too.

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Maple Ginger Glaze

This glaze can be used on everything from poultry to pork to root vegetables. It can also be eaten on pancakes and waffl es and served with biscuits! This is a versatile glaze or sauce, so simple it almost hurts our heads thinking about how little there is to do!

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Maple Sage Crusted Pumpkin Tart with Nutmeg Cardamom Whipped Cream

Makes 1 tart

Ingredients

For the tart

1½ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped super fine
1 stick butter, cold and cubed
3 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ cup whole milk

For the filling

2 eggs
1 can (12 ounces evaporated milk)
¾ cup brown sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
2 teaspoons fresh cinnamon sticks, freshly grated
1 [...]

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Maple Sage Manhattan

Makes 4 Manhattans

Paired with any steak meal this dressy drink is the perfect start to a simple yet sophisticated dinner party.

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Oven Caramelized Citrus Sundaes with Vanilla and Sage

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 lemon, halved and sliced
1 lime, halved and sliced
1 mandarin orange, halved and sliced
10 kumquats, halved
1 cup demerara sugar
Handful of fresh sage leaves
1 fresh vanilla bean, split
Vanilla Ice Cream

Directions

Pre heat oven to 400° F.  In a large bowl combine all the citrus halved and sprinkle with ¼ cup [...]

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Pecan Cranberry Tart With Maple Sage Crust

Thanksgiving serves as the perfect example of how New England cuisine came to be what it is today.

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Pomegranate Sage Manhattan

Makes 1 cocktail
INGREDIENTS
For cocktail
2 sage leaves
1 ounce rye or bourbon
½ ounce sweet vermouth
Dash of angostura bitters
1 pomegranate bourbon dried cherries, for garnish
For the pomegranate bourbon dried cherries
1 cup pomegranate juice
½ cup sugar-in-the-raw
½ cup rye or bourbon
1 cup dried cherries
DIRECTIONS
Rub and crinkle one sage leaf (to release the oils) and rub it around the inside of [...]

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Pork, Squash, Sage & Bean Stew

Serves 6.

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Pumpkin Gnocchi with Apples, Chicken & Sage in a Maple Cream Sauce

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
Gnocchi
2 cups (16 ounces) pumpkin, cut in quarters, seeded and roasted
2¾ cups all purpose flour
1 egg
Salt
White pepper
1 tablespoon nutmeg, freshly grated
Sauce
½ cup butter
1 tablespoon pumpkin oil
1 medium shallot
1 chicken breast, cut into thin strips
1 medium tart apple, cored and cut into cubes
1 cup fresh sage leaves, stems removed
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ cup heavy whipping [...]

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Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce and Shaved Chestnuts

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
Gnocchi:
2 cups pumpkin, cut in quarters, seeded and roasted
2¾ cups all purpose flour
1 egg
Salt
White pepper
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
Sauce:
½ cup butter
1 tablespoon pumpkin oil
1 cup fresh sage leaves, stems removed
1½ cup chestnuts, pre-roasted, shelled and sliced thin
PREPARATION
In large pot, bring 6 cups salted water to a boil.
While still warm, puree pumpkin through a ricer [...]

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Pumpkin Sage Risotto

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1¾ cups chicken broth
1¾ cups water
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled and seeded, cut into ¼-inch cubes
¾ cup Arborio rice
½ cup Parmesan Reggiano, grated
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper, to taste
PREPARATION
In a medium sized saucepot heat chicken broth and [...]

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Pumpkin Tart with Maple Sage Crust and Cnadied Sage Leaves

Makes 1 tart, serves 6 to 8 people
INGREDIENTS
For pie dough
1 sweet pie dough recipe
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 tablespoon maple syrup
For filling
1½ cup pumpkin, cooked
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 pinch cloves, ground
1 pinch salt
3 eggs, beaten
½ cup heavy cream
Maple Sugar Fried Sage Leaves, fore garnish (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
Using sweet pie [...]

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Raspberry Sage Prosecco

Deep aromatic sage blends in an amazingly masculine way with the femininity of the tart raspberry, sure to make a hit with the crowd.

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Roast Chicken with Lemon & Compound Herb Butter and Roasted Vegetables

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
1 3 to 4-pound chicken
2 small lemons, quartered
For Compound Butter
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
2 to 3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
3 onions, quartered
5 carrots, peeled and chopped in 1-inch pieces
PREPARATION
Preheat oven [...]

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Roasted Pork Loin with Onion Cherry Sage Sauce

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
For the pork loin
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
2 fresh bay leaves, veins stems removed
2 teaspoon juniper berries
2 tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 3-pound pork loin
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon hazelnut oil or olive oil
½ cup chicken broth
For the cherry onion sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 [...]

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Root Veggies with Garlic Maple Herb Butter

Serves 1-2
INGREDIENTS
1-2 servings of root vegetables of your choice (i.e. parsnips, carrots, celery root, beets) chopped fine
1 small leek, sliced
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Salt
Pepper
2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh thyme and rosemary, chopped (1 tablespoon total)
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Place all ingredients in the [...]

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Rosemary Sage Grey Cover

This is a very nice natural grey covering rinse for dark hair. Apply the rinse once a month for optimal results.

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Rosemary Sage Salt Strengthener

Try a few of these winter herbal hair remedies and set your locks free!

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Sage & White Bean Crostini

Serves 5-6, Appetizer Portions
INGREDIENTS
½ pound white beans, kidney, or navy
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Salt
3 cloves garlic
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
6 fresh sage leaves, chopped
¼ cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 large baguette, sliced
PREPARATION
Clean the beans, making sure all debris is removed. Place beans in a large pot of power.
Bring beans to a boil, and boil [...]

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Sage White Bean Bruschetta

Makes 4 Servings

Serve over grilled bread.

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Shaolin Shadow

INGREDIENTS
3 leaves of fresh sage
2 oz bonded rye
¾ oz aperol
½ oz Curacao
Angostura bitters
PREPARATION
Rub sage leaf around the rim of a cocktail glass and muddle that same sage in your mixing glass. Next, add the first 3 ingredients and ice, stir for 30 seconds and strain using julep strainer into chilled cocktail glass with sage rim. [...]

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
2 (1¼ lbs) russet potatoes
1 (¾-lb) sweet potato
1 large egg
½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
⅓ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano plus more for serving
1½ to 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
½ stick unsalted butter
1 cup sage leaves (from 1 bunch)
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 450°F. Pierce russet and sweet potatoes in several places with a [...]

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce and Shaved Chestnuts

Serves 8
Ingredients
3 (1¼ lbs) Yukon gold potatoes
1 (¾ lb) sweet potato
1½ to 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
1 large egg
½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
1⁄3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano plus more for serving
½ stick unsalted butter
1 cup sage leaves (from 1 bunch)
Roasted chestnuts, shaved
Directions
Preheat oven to 450°F. Pierce russet and sweet potatoes in [...]

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Tourtiere

The people of Montreal love fresh food, and it is accessible and affordable.

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Whole Wheat Cranberry Sage Rolls with Pumpkin Butter

Makes about 24 rolls
Ingredients
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1 teaspoon dark molasses or honey
21/2 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup fresh sage, chopped fine
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped fine
2 tablespoons olive oil
Pumpkin butter (recipe follows)
Directions
In a [...]

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Wild Mushroom Herb Gravy

Makes 2 cups of gravy
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 medium shallots, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 cup mixed wild mushrooms, sliced and chopped
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fine
½ cup [...]

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Winter Squash Potage with Spiced Créme Fraiche

Serves 4 to 6
INGREDIENTS
For soup
3 pounds winter squash (such as kabocha, acorn, or butternut), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large or 2 medium Spanish onions, chopped (2 cups)
Sea salt or kosher salt
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 quart vegetable stock, or water
½ cup apple cider [...]

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Winter Wind Down Lavender & Sage Bath

Ingredients

¼ cup lavender flowers, fresh or dried
½ cup fresh sage leaves
½ cup whole oats
¼ cup powdered milk
2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
¼ cup almond oil

Directions

Prepare a piece of cheesecloth by cutting it into a 12 X 12 inch square and set aside. Crumble up all herbs, releasing the oils. Lay the cheese cloth out flat, [...]

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