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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Create the best day ever!

The Herb Fairies are here! 

Do you have kids in your life? 

Would you like to share your love of herbs with them? 

Herb Fairies is a magical tale about plants and their remedies that inspires kids to learn about herbs.

These stories were written by my friend Kimberly Gallagher, and are a fun and beautiful way to inspire the kids in your life to be interested in herbs. 

I know how much kids love these because I've seen it with my own eyes. 

While I don't have kids of my own I am an honorary auntie to Pearl who is six and a mentor to Tova who is almost 13. I've been reading these stories to Pearl and Tova for years and they both adore them. 

Last year I was spending some time with Pearl and she was coming down with a bit of a cold. She requested that we make elderberry syrup (happy to oblige!) and then we read Herb Fairies together. 

When her mom returned home that day Pearl exclaimed, "I had the best day ever! We got to make elderberry syrup and read Herb Fairies." 

I am so glad that is what makes for a "best day ever". I was also so proud Pearl knows about elderberry syrup and how much it can help her when she is sick. That is pretty cool! 

I first started reading the HerbFairies series while Kimberly was in the first stages of writing them. I was so impressed with the books that I was personally inspired to write recipes to go along with each of the stories. 

You can now download your own copy of the HerbFairies Cookbook which includes 13 of these recipes here...  



Daveda said...

LOVE HERB FAIRIES! We did it last year and it was such fun!

Mike said...

from your ebook rosalee de la foret on page 26 and 27 i believe you've mixed the pictures up of elderberry and you have what looks alot like baneberry doll's eyes on page 26 and 27 of elderberry (sambucus spp.)

all the edible elderberries i've seen are blueish-gray and black

the ones in your pictures are not elderberry i have a small tree on the side of the yard that grows the white looking elderberries like whats in your picture that looks like baneberry to me the white berries that grow from the red stems here is whats on your paper i looked the name up of your elderberry and it showed different looking berries than what you have printed on the paper plus different stem colors so

i would like to know which one is safe to pick and eat raw the white ones on your paper or the black ones

the ones that should be printer correctly on your paper are the blueish-gray ones with green stems

Rosalee de la Forêt said...

Hi Mike,

I've published over ten ebooks so I am not sure which one you are referring to.

I think what you might mean is that there is a photo with elderberries which have a white coating to them. This coating is common where I live.

If you let me know which ebook you are referring to I could check it out.

Rosalee de la Forêt said...

Is it a photo similar to the one on this page? If so, this is a photo of elderberries, they just have that white coating.