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August Love Letter

What are your most beloved summer memories?               For me, it’s the sweet scent of newly opened blossoms and baskets filled with iced tea, fresh fruit, and homemade snacks. Wearing breezy cotton clothes and leaving shoes behind to feel the earth - moss, grass, or sand underfoot. Meandering through woods, dipping in wild waters, and getting lost in gardens or fields of wildflowers like bees drunken on nectar. The embrace of golden sunshine kissing the skin. These long summer days feel eternal, full of abundance, joy, and light. In our gardens and wild spaces…               August is here and we are making the most of the season and preserving the bounty to use in the year ahead. The work we...

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Summer Solstice Celebration!

The summer solstice falls on Wednesday, June 21st, it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and a time to celebrate the golden sun and the abundance of this juicy season! Colorful flowers bloom all around, hedgerows start brimming with wild berries, flavors are fresh and exciting and adventures call out our names.  Here on the homestead, we are tending the plants and gardens and everything is growing so quickly! We have gathered and dried many botanicals this month, including nettles, spruce tips, red clover, lemon balm, spearmint, lavender, and elderflowers. It is a gift to connect to the land in this way and to be able to use the freshest ingredients for our creations to share with you....

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Father's Day Picks by Bee

Being a father is a sacred responsibility, they have an important role in their families and communities. Fathers can be providers, protectors, and teachers. They pass on their knowledge and traditions, and they can instill in their children a strong sense of identity and belonging. Fathers can be strong, brave, and wise, while also being kind, compassionate, and loving. To all the fathers and fatherly figures out there, thank you for all you do. You are appreciated! This year, Bee, the father on our homestead picked out some of his favorite products to share with you. And we're offering 20% off on all of these products for the week! Use code during checkout: FATHERSDAY20   Guardian Insect Repellent - When we enjoy our outdoor time together,...

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Ritual Chai Tea Latte

Not many things make my heart pitter-patter like chai tea does. Yes, that may seem an extreme thing to say, but have you had a perfect mug of chai? Today, I'm going to walk you through the steps to do just that, using Ritual Chai, my absolute favorite tea. We'll be using the stovetop method to get the most out of the spices and make a tea concentrate, before turning it into a chai latte.  You will need:  1 small saucepan 2 cups water 2 tbsp. Ritual Chai, heaping 1.5 tbsp. honey (or preferred sweetener)  1.5 cups milk (dairy or plant based) Blender (optional, but makes the best frothy chai) This recipe will make 2 large servings. First, make your...

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Snow Drop Chai Latte

Snow Drop Chai is a beautiful herbal blend that has quickly become a favorite for when I need tea (and that is very often) , but it's too late at night to drink my absolute favorite,  Ritual Black Chai. Orange, lemongrass, and star anise shine through in this blend,  with lovely notes of jasmine, ginger, and cinnamon, while fennel and peppercorn dance within. It's somehow gentle, yet bold. I love it with a splash of milk and of course, honey. My favorite way to brew tea is to simmer it on the stove for at least 15 minutes. Doing this, intensifies all of the flavors and creates somewhat of a concentrate, which is perfect for mixing with milk. Here is my go...

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