Our Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule Herbal Favorites

The Simple Heart of Life herb shop (1486 Turkey Farm Road, Bluffs, Illinois), offers hands-on herbal workshops the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Our unique herbal projects are geared towards every skill level; from the beginner to the herbal expert. If interested in participating in a workshop, please post a message below, call … More Our Spring 2018 Workshop Schedule Herbal Favorites

Christmas Comfort

“Unmarked days pass so quickly, but periods of ritual give them a longer meaning and life.” -Adelma Simmons Christmas is quickly approaching and the hustle and bustle of these last few days can be overwhelming. Most folks are attempting to squeeze one more errand into each day. Some may be attempting to obtain one more … More Christmas Comfort

Seek and Find

When my nieces were younger, they used to love to play hide and seek. As a doting aunt, I frequently spent time with them playing their favorite games. To this day, I can vividly remember them saying, “Let’s play seek and find, Aunt Penny.” With Halloween quickly approaching, and the little ghosts and goblins set … More Seek and Find

2017 Summer Workshop Schedule-The Usefulness of Herbs

Did you know that herbs have been used (and┬ádepended upon) for centuries for flavor, health and home sanitation? Our ancestors utilized a ‘kitchen garden’ of herbs outside their door for adding flavor to their basic menus and knew the value of herbs for keeping their family and home healthy. Why not discover how to unlock … More 2017 Summer Workshop Schedule-The Usefulness of Herbs

Slow-Cooked Comfort

January is typically filled with cold, dreary days. Sunshine is minimal and outside activities are few and far between. Most people I know dislike winter and are waiting for Spring to arrive. To make matters worse, the weather man (or woman) is predicting a ‘winter mix’ of sleet, snow, drizzle and freezing rain towards the … More Slow-Cooked Comfort