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Frozen Sangria Recipe!

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Frozen Sangria Recipe!

I sorta just made this up the other day when I realized it was frozé weather but I had a nice bottle of Rioja open and I didn't want to waste it.  You need:  a 750 ml bottle of red wine (mine wasn't entirely full, but it worked anyway!) 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup frozen fruit of your choice- I recommend strawberry and pineapple 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon handful of fresh rose petals for extra love Blend this all in a high-powered blender. Add it to an ice cream maker and turn it on!...

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A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

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A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

It's no secret to anyone following me on Instagram, that I'm a lover of flowers. But of all flowers, Rose is queen! I'm grateful to live in Portland- the Rose City. And I'm even more grateful to live in a house that bursts with the most fragrant antique roses I've ever seen. Roses have a lot of medicinal uses- both energetically and for the skin. So, many of my products are made with Rose. From cradle to grave, Rose brings hope, trust, self-love, self acceptance, and is downright stress-relieving and magical. I'm sure anyone knows this intuitively when catching a whiff...

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Douglas Fir: 3 Delicious Recipes

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Douglas Fir: 3 Delicious Recipes

Douglas Fir is one of the most ubiquitous trees in our region here in the Pacific Northwest. They're everywhere, tall and stately, decorating our landscape with sheltering, aromatic, silhouettes. Traditionally, the Doug Fir tree was used in communities of Cascadia for many things including building structures & canoes, using the pitch as skin medicine, and even drinking tonics made from the leaves and bark for colds, coughs, and kidney/bladder ailments. But the way I came to learn about Doug Fir was via its bright green spring tips. I was taught that these tips were like nature's gatorade, and if you're...

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