Infused Oils, Alcohol Intermediary Method

This comes up over and over again – the weird way that I make my infused oils. I learned the method from Michael Moore. He made Arnica Salve for us in class one day, starting with recently dried arnica. Grind the freshly-dried herb in a coffee grinder. It doesn’t need to be finely ground, just broken […]

Youtube Video: Cold Suspension Infusion

This topic comes up all the time seems like – cold suspension infusions. It’s great for burdock, marshmallow, echinacea, lots of roots. You get a much cleaner, crisper flavor, without so much nastiness. Here I’m using it to brew up some echinacea.

resource: Diamond G Forest Products

I just heard about this company, Diamond G Forest Products. If I were still in the US, I’m sure I’d order from them at some point. They make pine products like rosin, gum, turpentine, turpentine soap, even salve! Looks like they are good small producers, focused on quality and being decent humans. Look at this […]

herb infused oils, alcohol intermediary method

This comes up over and over again – the weird way that I make my infused oils. I learned the method from Michael Moore. He made Arnica Salve for us in class one day, starting with recently dried arnica. 1. Grind the freshly-dried herb in a coffee grinder. It doesn’t need to be finely ground, […]

My Dream

When I was still in Austin, my working name for it was “Lindheimer Apothecary” but now I think of it as “Berlin Herb Studio”. It’s my dream for how I’d like to focus my life’s work. It’s based on a place called Wesleyan Potters. From the time I was about 5 years old until after […]

the art of the pour

At herb school once, Michael had demonstrated making some herbal preparation (Hayden’s Viburnum Compound, maybe?) and was pouring it into little bottles for us. A very enthusiastic student, who always sat right up front, looked on with rapt attention and, bubbling over, exclaimed “I had heard that you were amazing at pouring!” He scowled his […]