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The Alchemist's Kitchen

Guide to Bitters: Digestive Effects, Benefits, Recipes

Bitters are the femme fatale of the herbal world. An air of mystery and elusiveness surrounds their edgy aura. They show up wearing many different masks, easing their way around a cocktail bar and medicine cabinet alike. People are drawn in by their seduction with an edge. Yet their identity remains low key; spoken in

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Monthly Mushroom: Chicken of the Woods
Plants & Herbs
Cassandra Posey

Monthly Mushroom: Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the Woods or Laetiporus sp. are orange polypore mushrooms that grow on living and dead trees as well as the roots. There are 2 different types of Chicken of the Woods that grow in the North East, and Mid Atlantic: L. suphureus which grows on trees, and L. cincinnatus which grow at the

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How to Practice Self-Love with Herbs
Plants & Herbs
Micaela Foley

How to Practice Self-Love with Herbs

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde Self-love and self-care are revolutionary. Our mental, emotional, and physical well-being; how we show up in the world; how we interact with those around us—so much is dependent on how we care for ourselves. No

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The Alchemist's Kitchen

Guide to Bitters: Digestive Effects, Benefits, Recipes

Bitters are the femme fatale of the herbal world. An air of mystery and elusiveness surrounds their edgy aura. They show up wearing many different masks, easing their way around a cocktail bar and medicine cabinet alike. People are drawn in by their seduction with an edge. Yet their identity remains low key; spoken in

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The Alchemist's Kitchen

Eir the Goddess of Medicine & Important Norse Healing Trees

The feminine goddess culture and herbal medicine go hand in hand across cultures and ancestral traditions. The goddess culture of the Norse people places great importance on the relationship goddess had with healing. You might be wondering, what goddesses did the Norse people have, other than Freya and Frigg? Whether it be through the Marvel

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Micaela Foley

The Culture of Nature: Queer Ecology & Herbal Medicine

 To be clear—-nature has always been queer—-plants, animals, fungi, minerals, weather, topography. Nature exists in a state of continuous fluidity and connection, not in the binaries we human-centric thinkers impose to try to make sense of it all. Unnatural and natural, “straight” and “queer,” living and not alive—-these are human terms and ideas. There are countless examples

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Monthly Mushroom: Chicken of the Woods
Cassandra Posey

Monthly Mushroom: Chicken of the Woods

Chicken of the Woods or Laetiporus sp. are orange polypore mushrooms that grow on living and dead trees as well as the roots. There are 2 different types of Chicken of the Woods that grow in the North East, and Mid Atlantic: L. suphureus which grows on trees, and L. cincinnatus which grow at the

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Meet the Maker: One Love Holistics
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Meet the Maker: One Love Holistics

Sustainably sourcing sacred plants is very important here at The Alchemist’s Kitchen, so we’re excited to announce we are now sourcing Palo Santo from One Love Holistics, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Not only does One Love Holistics support Palo Santo reforestation programs, but they also have an extensive global network of ethically

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