I’m Mary, Apothecary Mary.
I’m what I like to call the Everyday Herbalist. I use herbs everyday at home.
As a young girl, I loved making concoctions in the kitchen (and out). The urge to create was boundless. In fact, being creative, exploring the outdoors and reading were my three main interests. Reading fantasy and historical fiction intrigued me. I particularly loved stories of healing whether of a romantic nature or on a spiritual level. That plants could have healing properties rooted itself deep within me. It combined with my love of adventuring on the different wild acres my family occupied.
My family loves food. Planning, preparing and gathering over a great meal has always been a way we connected. That daily tradition has carried over into my own family. Being a wife and mom has provided me many opportunities to learn and I have found incorporating herbs promotes overall wellness. Herbs improve taste while also being full of antioxidants and other nutrients often missing in our diet.
Capturing light and color in still moments of time met my love of food and I began exploring food photography in my last blog. I will continue that grand adventure here. All images, unless otherwise noted, are created by me. Let’s explore the beauty of herbs!
About my site:
I have a desire to help others find creative solutions to life’s problems and I have found many solutions in herbs, wild edibles and a nourished soul.
That’s truly what I want to share – nourishment. I want you, my Sweet reader, to walk away with a nourished body, mind and soul.
I want you refreshed and eager to use herbs everyday.
I want you content and ready to nourish others.
I want you full of joy.
And all that, you may ask, comes from herbs?
Somewhat yes. Herbs brings us closer to the earth, to God’s great creations: nature, sunshine and fresh air. They are some of the most potent plants. Aromatic and flavorful. Through them, we may experience a wildness for which we were created.
Not an unruly wild.
Free for the powerful truth – being who you were meant to be.