Homemade Grenadine

Did you know that real grenadine, the syrupy sweetness that defines a Shirley Temple, is traditionally made from pomegranate juice rather than cherry flavoring (and skips all the preservatives)?  Given that we’re in the midst of pomegranate season right now, making your own homemade grenadine is a fun and relatively easy activity.  It also makes a great gift for friends and family!

DIY Holiday Gifts

The gift giving season is upon us! Do you have a plan?  If you are looking for some easy, DIY holiday gifts, check out the ideas below, from elderberry syrup to homemade sprinkles.

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar

Saving money while grocery shopping can be a grand adventure.  Some people really take “make-it-yourself” options to heart and undertake DIY projects as diverse as canning their own pasta sauce to making their own shampoo and conditioner.  But not everyone has the drive (or time!) to make everything from scratch.  What you can manage comes down to each individual’s DIY drive, schedule, and tastes.  However, if you are looking for a fairly easy, hands-off DIY project that may save you a few bucks, consider making your own apple cider vinegar!

Recipes for a Unique Father's Day

Father's Day is fast approaching, and here's a great way to show your dad how much you appreciate him: make him homemade body care products!  The following recipes come from our Herbal Education Coordinator, Cristi Nunziata, and run the gamut from aftershave to foot powder.  Don't have time to make your own DIY gifts? Check out some gift suggestions at the end of this post from Cristi.

Bay Spice Aftershave

Bay leaves
Allspice, ground or grated
Whole cloves
Ginger, grated or ground
Witch Hazel

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