Hello! And welcome to the blog of Lunar Earth
I want to introduce myself.
My name is Lauren, Lolo, and at times, Lo.
I am a lover, whose interests include the art of cooking, herbalism, yoga, and everything in between.
I do not intent to take up much of your time about me, but I will go on a bit more..
I received my 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2014, with plans to revisit the training in the fall of 2020. I will share with you guided meditations, classes, and soul writings..
I was a vegetarian, at times vegan, for 13 years. I have since broadened my diet with fish and dairy, most recently, I answered the long time call to have bone broth. It was actually quite delightful. I find comfort in the kitchen. I love creating food that is whole and delicious. You will find this blog offers a variety of recipes, they will generally be vegan or vegetarian, as I eat this way a good 90 percent of the time. May they change, as I..
I am a local + organic food advocate. I believe food is medicine. I believe food is where "it" starts.
I am an herbalist. I would say I am self taught, but that simply isn't true. I am self teaching, with the help of many hands. I learn from books, videos, online seminars, and conferences. Research and study. Herbalism is a deep passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my materia medica, recipes, and plant thoughts, with you.
So, what's up with the Garlic Onion and Honey?
Western society has molded an idea of medicine. That it is small, you can't make it yourself, and that it is instantaneous relief. With that said, I am not against allopathic medicine. Without getting too much into it, I simply believe there is a time and place for everything, and at times allopathic medicine is necessary and others, it is hindering.
Herbalism and Food as medicine is a journey. It takes time, patience, effort, and surrender.
I have seen at times, that something as simple as garlic and honey, work its magic within hours for a sore throat. Kitchen witchery at its finest.
This syrup is a recipe curated by Rosemary Gladstar, I have found it to be quite beneficial and VERY tasty.
But what do you do with your leftover syrup once your sore throat has passed?
You add it to cream cheese, with additional herbs, and serve with crackers!
Onions are a staple in my home. Onions contain Quercetin (flavonoids) which can help fight free radicals in the body and help reduce inflammation by regulating the immune systems response to stress. They are also rich in magnesium and B vitamins, which can help to strengthen the immune system.
Garlic contains Allicin, a powerful antibacterial ,anti-oxidant that can help relieve symptoms of the common cold. To get these wonderful properties out of the garlic, it is best crushed or chopped, not overcooked, and eaten fairly fresh. I would like to add that organic and local if possible is always best.
Raw Local Honey.
The only honey that sits in my home is honey from down the road. Why? Local bee keepers are an important part of the life of bees. Local beehives pollenate your plants. (Real)Honey is antimicrobial and antibacterial, and FULL of vitamins. Fake honey, is not. Plus you get to support the local economy by supporting your local beekeeper!
* Honey can lose it's medicinal properties when heated (just like garlic), When making this syrup, try not to ever bring it to a boil, to preserve its goodness*
You will need:
2 medium yellow onions
8 cloves of garlic
2-4 cups of honey
You can change this recipe based on how much you will need. I generally make 2 16oz jars worth, with one set aside to make the cream cheese
Slice onions, turn heat to medium-low, and let onions simmer.
Add honey to cover the onions, lowering the heat.
After 20 minutes, add your garlic
let simmer another 5 minutes.
Take off heat, let cool.
This next step can be dismissed if you want to keep the onions and garlic in the syrup. But to make the cream cheese, you will want to strain it.
After cooling, strain herbs and set aside for later use.
1 cup organic cream cheese
3 tbsp. or to taste of syrup
mix together in bowl
Serve on crackers!
This makes for a delightful savory and sweet snack! I have served them with the onions and garlic that I put aside on top. It is a bit too sweet for me, however I do like to use them and so I will put them in a soup or baked potatoes!
I hope you find your way to the kitchen to try this wonderful recipe, and do let me know you it came out for you!
~Thank you for being here ~
This content is not intended to replace conventional medical treatment. Any suggestions made and all herbs listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. Personal directions and use should be provided by a clinical herbalist or other qualified healthcare practitioner.