November Things We Love

by Aisling Badger November 14, 2019

November things we love

We have arrived to November, a true in-between time. The colorful leaves have fallen, the garden has been put to rest, and we are awaiting the first snowfall to make the landscape beautiful once again. It's the start of the holiday season, and we find more time to spend with family and friends, indulging in lovingly-prepared meals, and cozying up to the warm fires of the season. 

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Back to School with Herbs

by Aisling Badger August 23, 2019

Back To School With Herbs

As you and your family transition from summer activities into the regular routines of home and school life, it's a good time to take the health of your family into your own hands. 

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Nurturing the soil’s microbiome

by Guido Masé July 17, 2019

Italy was not the first place where humans domesticated grains. By all accounts, this happened in China or India about ten thousand years ago with millet and spelt. This was followed closely by barley cultivated in the fertile floodplains of the land we now call Iraq....

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Bitter Love

by Guido Masé April 17, 2019

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My grandfather (the American one) had many diverse interests, ranging from sports, to finance, and many in between. I fondly recall his passion for history: walking around Kansas City, he'd point out historical markers and talk to me about the Santa Fe Trail, and the lives of pioneers who set out westward to seek their fortune. While I have misgivings about that chapter in US history, I am still grateful for how my grandfather taught me to imagine the footsteps of those who walked a city street or farm field years and years ago.

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DIY Herbal Vinegars

by Aisling Badger April 11, 2019

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Having herbal vinegar on hand allows us to infuse our favorite herbs into our everyday meals in a quick + tasty way. They add a medicinal kick to salad dressings, or on grain dishes and greens, or are delicious mixed with sparkling water for a drink called a “shrub.”

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Rise Up In Spring: Thinking Like A Plant

by Guido Masé March 28, 2019

 

Rise Up in Spring--Thinking Like a Plant

Every spring, I dig up dandelions. When I started my first garden, this was an act of fear: “If I don’t get them out now,” I used to think, “they’ll dump seed everywhere!”

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Bitters and digestive juices

by Guido Masé January 02, 2019

Bitters digestive juices

We take digestion for granted, but it's not an easy task: we consume a range of foods, at different times, under changing circumstances. Balancing all these variables, our guts distil macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbs) and process micronutrients and phytochemicals. 

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Soothing Digestive Recipes For The Holidays

by Aisling Badger November 14, 2018

UM Digestive Bitter Chews

Enjoy these two soothing digestive recipes made with Urban Moonshine Bitters this season. Your guests will leave your home well nourished, and comfortable after the holiday feast!

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5 Ways To Be An Herbalist This Fall

by Aisling Badger October 24, 2018

Urban Moonshine Herbal Medicine Shelf

Autumn is the time to ground down and return to our inward selves. After the ethereal light and abundant days of summer, we start to prepare for the darker days ahead. It’s the best time of year to set intentions, get quiet, create and manifest dreams, and to re-commit to healthy habits...

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Top 6 herbs for your microbiome

by Guido Masé October 23, 2018

When I picture our microbiome, I see great herds like the zebra and wildebeest that populate the savannah: this is what the flora is, really, more than a garden. It's a series of waves of intermingling populations, and instead of the grasses of the savannah, the foundation of their food chain comes from what we eat, along with healthy layer of mucus...

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Apple Cider Vinegar Bitters: New England Practicality, European Wisdom

by Guido Masé September 27, 2018

Cider Vinegar Bitters

New England is rich in apples, and every fall, pressed and fermented into cider, he had access to endless quantities of raw, natural vinegar. Some of the classic uses...

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Detox and Metabolism: Supporting the Liver’s Crucial Role in Health

by Guido Masé September 21, 2018 5 Comments

Healthy Liver Bitters

The liver, a three-pound sponge full of blood that is lodged just around the lower right ribs, is our tireless defender. It daily throws itself in front of a barrage of chemistry...

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