Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

Desert Sage Natural grew out of a number of deeply personal concepts and circumstances for my partner and me. Part of it came out of the fact that I suffer from chemical sensitivities, and have been becoming steadily more allergic to most pharmaceutical medicines.  Another part of it was frustration Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 1: Nutmeg

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

We have fairly high standards for what we put into our teas. The first step for this is that everything we can source organic, we do.  We have a few ethically wild-crafted ingredients, and one or two things that we just can’t find organic.  (In the latter cases, we make Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 2: Lime

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

Lime was one of our first troublesome ingredients.  Due to a lovely lady selling lemon/limeades and iced teas at our local farmer’s market, I had discovered that Lime and Thyme went together wonderfully. When you added in the possibility of the wordplay of ‘Thymey Limey’ – we really wanted to Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 3: Vanilla

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

Given our supply issues with Vanilla this year, I thought it might interest you to know why Vanilla (in all its forms) is generally a very expensive spice, and the reasons why this year has been worse. (At least for us.) If you’ve only run into vanilla as a flavour Continue Reading →

Introduction to Intensive Ingredients 4: Turmeric

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Making of Things

Turmeric is one of my favorite ingredients to work with. And not just because it looks so amusing in root form.  It triggers the imagination in a fun way.  Which is good when you need to deal with multiple pounds of it.  Random flickers of amusement help greatly when faced Continue Reading →