A bit about measurements…

By KJ / February 19, 2021

So as you poke around the shops you’ll see things like “by the cup” or “by the ounce.” I can understand that this can lead to a bit of confusion at times. So to help out here are some of the standards that we have developed over the years at UsefulWeeds. All of our herbal…

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Added this Week: 2023-02-20

By KJ / February 20, 2023

Been a bit run around here of late trying to keep up with the day-to-day but thankfully the weather has been cooperative and allowed for some nice breaks outside and getting ready for the spring garden work.Very chilly nights though assure that we stay in and get some “housekeeping” done! If you haven’t noticed there…

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Chili in cast iron dutch oven

Chilled, Chilly, or Chili?

By KJ / February 4, 2023

As I sit down to write this post it is 13°F with a 20+mph wind making it feel like it -3°F outside… And it’s predicted to get a lot colder! I guess it makes sense that the family is hinting around that dad should put on a big pot of chili and some cornbread to…

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Christmas Mulled Wine

Something to mull over…

By KJ / February 1, 2023

Oh man, it’s going to be cold outside! As we enter into the latter part of this winter, we can be grateful that (at least in the Northeast) it has been a fairly warm season. Well, that’s about to change! So as we begin prepping for a couple of solid days (and nights!) indoors, our…

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A Pressing Engagement

By KJ / January 28, 2023

Here we go again! 24 years ago I had never even heard of a tincture, let alone begin to understand any of the many varied steps of the process that go on behind the scenes while creating these handcrafted, small-batch botanical wonders. It has been a good and busy season for us here and while…

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sunflower with clear glass vase on gray table

A word of thanks from Useful~Weeds Herbs & Teas

By KJ / March 7, 2021

To my fellow hard-working seekers, providers, parents, kind & gentle folk: thank you for taking a few precious moments out of your busy day to share your thoughts, challenges, wisdom, and encouragement with me over the last week. Each and every one of you has touched my core and I am so glad to share…

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Useful~Weeds celebrates 55!

By KJ / March 5, 2021

Well, fifty-five teas that is! (We haven’t been around quite that long, yet!) This week marks a high-point in the rebuilding of our site as we reach 55 teas added to the catalog. Wow! A few short months ago the old Useful~Weeds site broke. Or, more accurately I should say, was broken. The last straw…

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