westernreserveherbsociety Photos & Videos

5 days ago

Just finished making an herbal soup wreath for my talk tomorrow! This one has oregano, thyme, lovage, sage, lavender, marjoram and rosemary... just perfect for seasoning a pot of chicken broth or chicken stew! The nice thing about soup wreaths is that they’re tied well, so that you can just put them right into the pot and fish them out when they’re spent. Basically a #bouquetgarni only prettier! #soup #herbs #herbsandspices #iinhealthcoach #wellness #slowfood #kitchenwitch #chickensoup #westernreserveherbsociety #chickenstew #herbanfarmgirl #herbanglow @ediblecleveland

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1 month ago

So thrilled to have my longer bio featured as one of the Herb Society of America’s bloggers. Here’s an excerpt: “Beth promotes a seasonal, sensual way of living, eating and being, teaching a holistic way of looking at your life. She loves nothing more than to spend long days in her gardens tending the healing herbs, fruits and vegetables, promoting healing through herbalism, flower and gem essences, aromatherapy and Reiki, cooking gorgeous, healthy and delicious meals for her family (both four-legged and two) and friends while brewing delightful herbal potions to help keep you healthy, gorgeous and sexy all over, inside and out. Her favorite question? “So tell me? What is your secret dream? Lets nurture it!” Beth is currently helping to establish new horticultural protocols in the Western Reserve Herb Gardens based upon organic best practices including bio-dynamic gardening, permaculture and phenology. She is the Education Chairman for the Western Reserve Herb Society and sits on the Public Relations Committee of WRHS. Beth is also a member of Les Dames D’Escoffier International (Cleveland ) The Herb Society of America and The Herb Society of the United Kingdom. Beth lives and works in Cleveland Heights with Jim, her husband of 35 plus years and is owned by 17 full sets of vintage dishes, a cat, dog, horse, swarm of wild honeybees, a garden full of herbs and old rambly roses, bottles of vintage perfume and very soon, a flock of heirloom chickens.” 🌸🌿🌺🍅I’ve put the link up in my Instagram profile! I hope that you’ll read and if you enjoyed it, it would be so appreciated if you would share it! #wellness #herbs #herbsocietyofamerica #herbalism #nyrconsultant #iinhealthcoach #rosewitch #westernreserveherbsociety #permaculture #organic #biodynamic @clegarden #herbaleducator #healthcoach

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1 month ago

Good garden tips for naughty plants! Meet one of my favorite herbal allies, the #StingingNettle . She’s a wonderful springtime tonic, but as long as the leaves are young and tender you can enjoy them fresh or dry them for winter teas. Here’s the catch! If you’re going to eat them fresh, you must blanch them first. A 30 second dip in boiling water, or a 30 minute soak in room temperature water is usually enough to remove the chemicals in the hairs that cause that hot and painful sting! Once you’ve done that , the skies the limit for this amazing wild vegetable! Nettles are a glorious green tonic, full of chlorophyll , vitamins and minerals and are traditionally used for kidney and gut support among many other things. I love the way that they taste, sort of a cross between young spinach and sweet basil. I love to make them into a lovely spring soup with broth and buttermilk and just a sprinkling of fresh Parmesan cheese. One of the best things I’ve ever eaten was a fresh nettle pasta with fresh nettle, basil and walnut pesto. It was sublime! So here’s the thing. You want them growing in your garden but you want to keep any visitors to your garden sting free! Here’s a solution that we just implemented down at the #westernreserveherbsociety gardens down @clegarden . You can use this for any plant that you want to keep under control! Just go to the nearest craft store and buy about 5 or 6 large grapevine wreaths. Tie them together with heavy twine and slip them over the plant you wish to contain. Take the handle of an old basket and slip each end into the wreath. Voila’! You have an almost #Medieval bit of joy in your garden that looks lovely and alerts you visitors that they are encountering something a little bit special. Mind you, this will not work to contain invasive herbs like mint. You need a solid container for that as the mint, spread through their root systems. #gardening #organicgardening #basketry #redecoratingthesoul #redecoratingyoursoul #herbanfarmgirl #herbaleducator #wellnesseducator #holistichealthcoach #iinhealthcoach #slowfood #nettletea #nettlesoup #herbalist #wattlefence

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2 months ago

This is a salad that I’m bringing to our #westernreserveherbsociety unit meeting tomorrow. It’s a little bit different than what I’ve been making. There’s watermelon which is just so good this time of year, but it’s topped with a salad of cucumber and scallions dressed in yogurt, seasoned rice vinegar, dried barberries, candied orange peel and my homemade rose and mint syrups. Top all that with creamy French feta , red onion, blackberries ( if I was really being traditional it would be mulberries!) and walnuts for a cooling summer treat. Garnish with monarda blossoms simply because! #edibleflowers #persianfood #persianfusion #rosesyrup #mintsyrup #herbanfarmgirl #herbanwedding #wellness #salad #watermelon #lawofattraction #summer #lifestyleartistry

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2 months ago

Done. 6 cubic yards of biodynamic, fully alive, earth friendly, unheated and untreated except by Mother Nature, locally produced mulch has been applied to some areas of our beautiful #westernreserveherbsociety gardens down @clegarden . Exhausted but happy to be a part of an organization that is doing their part to help advance local businesses that are doing their part to make the planet a healthier and happier one. #permaculture #biodynamic #motherearth #mulch #mulching #dirt #soil #soilamendments

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2 months ago

What an wonderful day we had at one of our WRHS homes. Not only did we bask in the transcendent beauty of her lovingly created gardens, but we watched a wonderful demonstration where we learned to make a delicious peanut butter spread, a cranberry , sage and cinnamon holiday jelly and a lavender lemon jelly. Her beautiful cat River joined us as well. Love the fellowship of this amazing group of women. #westernreserveherbsociety #gardening #jelly #jam #preserves #herbanfarmgirl #flowers #landscape #herbsocietyofamerica

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3 months ago

This always amazes me. 4 days worth of harvesting and drying have produced almost two gallons of the loveliest , velvetiest unsprayed rose petals . Some of these will be made into rose and raspberry jam and some will be put into cellophane bags and tied with pretty ribbons just like they do in Paris, to be used at your whim in teas, potpourris , cakes and cookies. They will be for sale at our annual #westernreserveherbsociety annual herb fair... held this year on Saturday, October the 13th @clegarden #rose #rosewitch #gardening #herbanfarmgirl @herbanmonk #herbanmonk #bethschreibmangehring #manifest #lawofattraction #herbanwedding #herbanmagic #herbanmagic 🌸💋🍀 #lifesmagic #herbs

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3 months ago

I had a wonderful day harvesting these beautiful rose petals from the Western Reserve Herb Society Historic rose gardens down at The Cleveland Botanical Gardens! The roses are loaded with hundreds of fragrant blooms and I will be there almost every day until the last petal drops collecting them for jams, jellies, teas and wellness products. Don’t miss them... come down to the gardens and say hello and of course stop to smell the roses! #roses #rosewitch #lifesmagic #redecoratingthesoul #redecoratingyoursoul #herbanfarmgirl #gardening #jams #jellies #preserves #flowers #rosesofinstagram #westernreserveherbsociety #herbsocietyofamerica

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4 months ago

Spent the loveliest afternoon with @kathleengips who made such a beautiful tea for us. Aren’t these sandwiches topped with heartsease and violas just so beautiful? Homemade chicken salad, egg salad and filled soft cheese. The homemade scones were amazingly creamy and served with a pineapple sage jelly. Everything was so beautifully presented ... I felt like royalty⚜️ #tea #teasandwiches #manifesting #pansies #edibleflowers #redecoratingthesoul #redecoratingyoursoul #westernreserveherbsociety #herbanfarmgirl #bethschreibmangehring @herbanmonk #joycoach #wellnesscoach #creativitycoach #herbanwedding #herbanmagic

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4 months ago

Just thrilled to be featured again on the Herb Society of America blog featuring everyones favorite spring tonic, RAMPS! It's been a late season for them in Northeast Ohio, but they're finally here! Featuring my favorite ramp gathering companion Henry , who’s shown wearing my foraging bag! https://herbsocietyblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/forage-for-and-enjoy-ramps/ @clegarden #herbsocietyofamerica #westernreserveherbsociety #wellness #ramps #rampseason #healthcoach #lifestylecoach #redecoratingthesoul #redecoratingyoursoul #herbanfarmgirl @herbanmonk #foraging #wildfood #horsesofinstagram

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4 months ago

We began working on Tuesday down at our glorious Western Reserve Herb Society gardens, housed within the @clegarden . Such a extraordinarily beautiful day. We’re beginning our clean up work but we’re doing it slowly, keeping most of the soil covered so it does not bleach or over oxygenate, utilizing biodynamic wisdom and horticultural best practices, which in truth are not “ new” at all. Just a return to common sense, letting natures inherent wisdom be our guide! Here in Cleveland, our last potential frost date is May 7th which is why we are keeping most of the cover on the soil, even though there is bloom. Although it’s not quite as “pretty”, uncovering and exposing the soil before a frost risks killing off many of the living organisms that we rely on to keep our soil fresh, friable and luscious. It’s a small price to pay for an abundant harvest later on in the season. #westernreserveherbsociety #herbsocietyofamerica #gardening #garden #permaculture #phenology #biodynamicfarming #herbanfarmgirl #herbanglow #redecoratingthesoul #redecoratingthesoul @herbanmonk #bethschreibmangehring #lifestylecoach #wellness #wellnesscoach #gratitude #lawofattraction #manifestation #manifest #joy #blessed 🙏 🌿🌸🌺🌹🍀🐿💋 #bandj30daysofjoy

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5 months ago

My dear friend @kathleengips is preparing edible flower cheese to spread on pumpernickel squares. She will be making edible flower tea sandwiches for her Edible Flower class at the grand reopening of Mulberry Creek Herb Farm greenhouses on Saturday, April 7 at 1:30 pm. Join us! Aren’t these just glorious? From Kathleen....“Today we had more snow! I tentatively checked the garden searching for tender tips of herbs for tea sandwiches for my edible flower class at Mulberry Creek on Saturday, April 7. And what to my wandering eyes should appear? Violets! Hooray!! Spring may come after all! Have any of you tasted a violet flower? They are loaded with vitamin C!” #mulberrycreekherbfarm @mulberrycreekherbfarm #herbanfarmgirl #herbanglow #redecoratingthesoul #redecoratingyoursoul #edibleflowers #violets #westernreserveherbsociety #bethschreibmangehring

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9 months ago

Delectable orbs of amazing sweet tartness for your holiday table! Crystallized cranberries, cooked in sugar water syrup for a few minutes, dried for about an hour and rolled in superfine sugar. Air dry until crunchy! Who needs candy? I didn’t make these but trust me, they are so easy and they’ll look gorgeous on your table! From today’s WRHS Holiday Tea. #cranberry #cranberries #xmas #christmasfood #christmastime #westernreserveherbsociety

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11 months ago

It was such a beautiful Autumn day in the herb garden. We’re busy making it lovely for our Herb Fair on Saturday. Its down at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens from 10:00- 3:00 and I’m giving my program “Conversations from the Stillroom “ at noon! I couldn’t resist diving nose first into a bouquet of freshly cut lavender ....could you? 🍂🍂🍁🍁💋🍁🍁🍂🍂🌾🌼 #westernreserveherbsociety @herbalacademy #herbsocietyofamerica #herbfair #lavender #monarchbutterfly #herbs #iwivip #gardening #herbgarden

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11 months ago

Spending the morning as a "Lady of Leisure" stripping lavender stems for the wonderful lavender products that will be on sale at the Western Reserve Herb Society's Herb Fair held on Saturday October the 14th from 10:00 am until 3:00pm @clegarden ! I'll be speaking at 12:00 pm , sharing my program "Conversations from the Stillroom! Hope to see all of you there! #westernreserveherbsociety #lavender #herbsocietyofamerica #herbs #edibleflowers #tussiemussie @victoriamagazine @southernladymag

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11 months ago

You CAN learn something new everyday! This is the harvested fruit of the beautiful Kousa Dogwood, a plant native to Korea, China and Japan. 🌱and until this morning when I was working in the gardens I didn't realize it was edible. It has large seeds, but once you get past those, you get a sweet and luscious almost oily creamy pulp that I literally wanted to spread on my skIn. I did further research and discovered that this fruit is a wonderful collagen promoter and a great source of vitamin C. so into my fall smoothies and face masks it goes! It's also supposed to be very good for helping to control blood sugar... as with all new things, do your research first, talk to your Dr. And don't just take my word for it. Don't be afraid to try it though for it's a beautiful foraged fruit! #foraging #vegancollagen #iwivip #kousadogwood #fruit #herbsocietyofamerica #westernreserveherbsociety

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1 year ago

Thrilled to have been asked by the Case Western Reserve Universities Dittrick Medical Library and Museum to be a part of this wonderful conversation where we discussed the history of Herbal Kitchen Medicine! I made the treats shown here black raspberry, Sage, lemon balm and rose jam, Herb Butter with spearmint, Chervil, shallots, thyme and truffles and a peach, walnut and pineapple salsa! And... I finally got to meet an old friend @taraegon_studio from around the Perfume Blogosphere what a great evening!... #iwivip #HappySolstice #summersolstice #westernreserveherbsociety #herbanfarmer #herbanfarmgirl #chutney

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1 year ago

What a wonderful way to spend the #summersolstice ! ☀️Went to #cleveland to meet up with Denise and her friend C at the #clevelandbotanicalgarden to view their garden and hear a presentation on "Herbal Powers: the History of Kitchen Medicine". It was fabulous! 💚🌱💚 #wadeovalwednesday was happening, too -bubbles!! 💚And I finally met @beth_schreibman_gehring after all these years! She was on the panel! 💚(we knew of each other from the blog-o-sphere) Absolutely fantastic!! 💛☀️💛 #westernreserveherbsociety #herbalism #bloggers #nofilter #milkthisle #ladysbedstraw

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2 years ago

Love it! Herb Society of America is featuring a new herb each month and they've produced computer wallpaper that you can use! May features the lovely nasturtium. Delectably sweet and spicy in salads, lovely to look at and oh so easy to grow! #herbsocietyofamerica #westernreserveherbsociety @herbalacademy

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2 years ago

Beautiful skeins of hand dyed Cottolin using plants from the Western Reserve Herb Society gardens down @clegarden ! Be sure to watch the video attached here from Facebook that explains the process! https://www.facebook.com/Outlanderloveaffair/posts/643046469065163 #mywildlife #myherbalstudies #WesternReserveHerbSociety

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