Heritage Home~Place

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April Class "Herbs and Health in the Kitchen"

We love gathering with others to learn about simple ways to 
live a healthier life.
Our April class was so much fun!
The focus for this class was nourishing and strengthening our
bodies through nutrition via herbs, spices and whole foods.
We had some lively conversations about 'chicken feet'!
You would have had to be there!  :-)

Classroom Setting
We usually meet at the home place.  But, due to renovation in our home, 
we utilized a lovely room in the Old School in Cameron, MO.

Daughter, Leah
I love it when my daughters are able to help me at each class!

Herbal Tasters
Tasting the different herbal preparations is a great way to
introduce the medicinal properties.
When you taste a 'bitter' herbal preparation, you will
always think about your digestive system and the
benefits that 'bitters' role in digestive health.

Nutritive Tea Blend
This blend is made with lovely herbs that support and nourish
our body systems in a gentle way.

Vitamin Tea Blend
This tea blend is also a gentle blend full 
of minerals and vitamins!

Using the Vitamin Tea Blend, you can make
a lovely Vitamin Syrup.

Other ingredients such as honey, black cherry concentrate
and brandy (optional) are added for extra nutrition and

Vita-a-min Syrup 
is full of nutritious vitamins and minerals.

Jackie Wallace owner of Rainy Daze Naturals
shared a lovely presentation about soap making.

We appreciate all of those who attended this past class.
We invite you to join us for the final Spring Class:
Tuesday, May 8 at 6pm
Location: The Old School 116 W. 4th Street, Cameron, MO
"Healthy Lifestyle ~ Abundant Living"
Click HERE to sign up for this class.

The Herbal Life:  Summer Series
"Herbs and Health in the Garden"

This year's Summer Classes are scheduled for:

Tuesday, June 12 at 6pm:
Tuesday, July 10 at 6pm:
Tuesday, August 14 at 6pm:

LOCATION:  Dee Harp ~ 7770 NE Jones Rd, Cameron, MO 64429

Contact:  816-288-0498 ~ heritagehomeplace56@gmail.com

   Follow us on FACEBOOK for times/dates for each class/workshop! 

Send a request to join our FB Groups:
The Herbal Life/In the Kitchen 
These discussion group pages are designed to learn how to make 
simple medicinal preparations and healthy, wholesome foods for your personal use.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

March Class: "Herbs and Health in the Kitchen"

We love to learn with others!
Our monthly classes are fun, hands-on learning experiences!
The March class:  "Herbs and Health in the Kitchen"
was so much fun!  We met so many new-comers and of course re-connected with our regular attenders.

This year's Spring Series of classes,
"Herbs and Health in the Kitchen"
will be all about herbs, spices and whole foods.

The March Class focused on 
Spring Cleaning!
We specifically talked about 'Bitters' and
the Liver and Digestive System.

Class Hand-Outs
Thirty pages of awesome information about ways
to Spring Clean our body!

Herbal Preparations
It's all about the 'taste' when we learn about
herbs and their health benefits!
We demonstrated how to make specific herbal bitters.

A few products for sale

A Meal Together
We always begin each class with a meal.
It is a great way to connect with each other.

"Pamper Yourself ~ Naturally"
Leah Harp
Leah talked about 'Happy Feet'!
The Feet Care products that she makes by using
pure essential oils and all natural ingredients
are a lovely!  

Meal Plan - Meal Prep
Rebekah Harp
Rebekah shared her tips on how to plan and prepare
delicious and healthy meals for your family
without breaking the bank!
You can follow her meal plans and recipes on 
Instagram:  Rebekah_Harp

Click HERE to join the next Class
Have you ever wondered how to implement culinary/medicinal herbs into your everyday lifestyle? And how about wholesome/healthy eating? What does that even mean??? How do we know what is and isn’t ‘healthy’ for each of us as individuals? And really, how do we even begin a personalized healthy lifestyle way of living???? Do we even have the time?!
We invite you to join us as we ‘explore’ and ‘search out’ the answers to these and other questions that we all have about our health and well-being.
What better place is there to begin this self-empowering journey? We believe that the Kitchen is the central place of gathering in any home. So, we believe that the best place to start a personal, healthy lifestyle journey is in the kitchen!
The “Herbs & Health in the Kitchen” series are FREE. We will provide informative hand-outs for you to take home. You will experience fun, educational hands-on learning activities at each meeting. We always begin the meeting with food. So, we invite you to bring a prepared dish to share with the group. This is a great way to get to know each other as we partake in a meal together.

Childcare is not provided.

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Heritage Home Place has some Groups that are fun to follow:
The Herbal Life
In the Garden
In the Kitchen
Check them out:  HERE

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fire Cider

Cold and Flu Season is upon us.
How can we help our body to remain healthier during 
this season?  One recipe that our family uses
as a preventive measure and as a remedy during illness
is Fire Cider.

Fire Cider is a lovely, spicy drink made with several ingredients
that build the immune system as well as fight against
viral and bacterial infections.

"Fire Cider" is a term that renowned herbalist
Rosemary Gladstar
made popular through her many books, classes,
herb courses and teachings.

The basic recipe includes:
Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)
Ginger, Hot Peppers, Onions,  Garlic,
Horseradish and Honey.
However, there are other ingredients that can be added
that have cold/flu fighting properties.

Let's look at some ingredients:
 Apple Cider Vinegar
We are talking about raw, organic ACV with the 'mother'.
ACV is full of vitamins and trace minerals!
It helps support the systems of the body in a variety of ways.
ACV supports the immune system, helps with digestion,
eases allergies, can help lower blood pressure and 
cholesterol as well as help with diabetes.
These are just a few things to mention about the
wonderful health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.
My first preference of ACV is Braggs.  However,
I have found other raw, organic ACV brands that are 
good as well.  
There are many, many great books to read to learn
more about ACV.  I do suggest that 
Paul & Patricia Bragg are the true experts
when it comes to Apple Cider Vinegar!
Click HERE to read some great articles.

Freshly Dug Horseradish!
Pungent and Powerful!
I LOVE Growing Herbs!
It is wonderful to be able to grow the foods,
herbs, and roots to have on hand for medicinal preparations.
Horseradish is powerful medicine!
It is great for all things sinus!  It opens up the sinus
passages and loosens up mucus which helps with drainage.
Horseradish kills infection!
It is an antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory,
antioxidant, antiseptic, diaphoretic, diuretic,
expectorant and a stimulant for the immune and gastric 
Bam!  Need I say more!

Horseradish Links:
Organic Facts 
Life Extension Magazine 
Organic Life

 Ginger Root
Ginger is a warming root.  It is commonly used for
treating nausea, colds, circulation, sore throats,
coughs, and aides in digestion.

Ginger Links:
Organic Facts 
Medical News Today 
World's Healthiest Foods 
Organic Life 

Known as the poor man's antibiotic.
It is an immune stimulant, antibacterial, anti-fungal,
It can be used for strep throat, high cholesterol,
high blood pressure, candida and so much more.
Garlic Links:

Onion is very nutritious!  High in vitamins 
A, B6, C and minerals Calcium, Chromium, Copper,
Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium,
Selenium, Sodium, and Zinc!  Wow!
Great for colds, flu and coughs.
Onion Links:

 Cayenne in the Garden

Cayenne Powder
Hot and Spicy Cayenne is a great addition to Fire Cider!
Cayenne is very warming and stimulating to the 
circulatory system.  
Great for coughs, colds, flu and sore throats.
Cayenne Links:

 Raw Honey
Make sure the honey used is local honey and
not heated when strained.
Honey is highly nutritious!  Honey is an
antibacterial and antioxidant.
Honey Links:
Basic Fire Cider Recipe
Yield: 1 Quart
1/4 C Grated Ginger Root
1/2 C Grated Horseradish
1 Medium Onion Chopped
10 Cloves Garlic Chopped
2 or 3 Cayenne Peppers Chopped
1/4 tsp Powdered Cayenne
Prepare roots/fruits/herbs.  Place in quart jar.
Cover with Apple Cider Vinegar.
Use a piece of parchment paper under the lid so the
vinegar will not touch the metal.  Or, use a plastic lid.
Set in dark, cool place for a month.
Shake daily.
After one month, use cheesecloth to strain pulp.
Pour Vinegar into a clean jar.
Add Honey to taste.
Other ingredients may be added when making Fire Cider.
I like to add herbs such as Rosemary and Sage.  I also like
to add Tumeric Powder.  Another ingredient I add is
dried Elderberries.
Be creative.  Add any ingredient that you know is
a helpful remedy for colds and flu.
Dose:  1 T of Fire Cider can be taken daily as a preventive
and during an illness.
Rosemary Gladstar demonstrates how to make
Fire Cider HERE
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Heritage Home~Place
is an education center to teach and explore
the Nutritive and Supportive value
of foods and herbs to the body systems.

We do not diagnose or prescribe remedies for current
medical conditions.  We strongly advise to seek a professional
medical doctor's diagnoses/treatment/prescription
for medical conditions.