An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
We love to read and collect old bottles. Sassafras is the herb that is often easy to recognize because of its mitten shaped leaf. The bark of the root is found in many different "Root Beers" as it has a very pleasant flavor. The PA German consider the root a "Spring Tonic". It is a very mild blood thinner and is used in the spring to get the body moving again after a sluggish winter. Sassafras is a plant native to the US and one the Native Americans also used for flavoring and as a tonic. The leaf of sassafras is ground up and included as one of the ingredients to make "Gumbo File" powder, a thickening agent in Creole cooking.