Quilter's Comfort Tea was blended for use during those quite moments between the stitches. Sit back and enjoy sipping a cup of Quilter's Comfort Tea. Enjoy drinking a cup alone or shared with family and friends. QCT is a delicious blend of certified organic herbs combined to soothe, energize, and nurture your creative spirit.
There is a lot going on with
Quilter’s Comfort and me.Bulk herbs at 5% bulk
discount every day, MUSTARD CLUB, Dome home building
Tulsi Basil- Holy Basil Rama
I am in the process of
transferring host and if you don’t see the web site at any point, know that it
is being migrated to the new host and, you know that if necessary, you can
contact me.I am consolidating resources
and considering the sale of my top domains.
Grandma’s Traditions was
prepared (finally) to go live and in the middle of a transfer, so I will be
sharing what info about the MUSTARD CLUB, DISCOUNT BULK ORGANICS, and
more.A new herb I am very excited
about, Tulsi Basil, aka Holy Basil information is featured below.Send me an email
if you would like some Holy Basil and I will send you an invoice.
My weird allergies have
sometimes been on a wild rampage.For
years they have played games with my scheduling and some ways of being in the
world.Many times, I am playing catch
up.This time they have bounced me to
where a friend is launching a crown funding campaign to raise funds for a house
that I won’t be allergically responsive to.If you are interested in that, I’ve just set up a Blog – Aircrete Builds.https://aircretebuilds.blogspot.com.
I am looking forward to the
web being simple again.I know its not
happening.Everyone is being forced to
upgrade to https so that their webs won’t be labeled unsafe!To satisfy this external push is costing
small businesses a more money and a lot of time if they handle their own web
services.I have learned that each
hosting service has its own way of doing things.Some, in recent experience, attempt to thwart
your way and others, seemingly recognizing that this is part of the business
and have things set up so that transitioning from them is easy.For that, I even considered staying with
them, but can not build the way I want to.
SALE - Quilter’s
Comfort has certified organic Krishna and Rama Holy Basil Herb!
knows what beautiful, delicious, sustainable stories we are capable of allowing
Comfort introduces EVERYDAY discount certified organics (5% off retail every
day) and Grandma’s Mustard Club members getting 10%-15% (sometimes more!) off
all products available to the club, including Quilter’s Comfort, Grandma, other
Grandmas and a few Grandpa Makers.
youngest had asked for Holy Basil some months ago, and I kept putting it on a
back list.Fortunately for me, it finally
rose to the Order Now list with two varieties among new items for Quilter’s
Comforts Certified Organic Discount Bulk Herbs, Every day discount certified
organics.My first bulk box to arrive
contained Krishna and Rama Holy Basil,
Mugwort and Plantain.Feet from who know
my foot tea in all parts of the earth were softly singing, YEA!!Re-acquainting myself with Tulsi (I loved
that name from the first), I hope to remember its properties with ease.I am impressed with this adaptogen
normalizing abilities, and hope that they may hold some answers to relieving various
stress conditions and relief to my environmental/chemical allergy.I am every hopeful.I did not purchase any Vana, wild bush basil
(Ocimum gratissimum) and will do so in the future; but make note here Do not
use Vana during pregnancy.
all live in a nerve pushing world of over stimulation.Most folks have experienced some life
scenarios that pushed major adrenaline buttons, and from that end, early in my
journey, tulsi was enlisted as an herbal ally.It was the beginning of the 1980’s, I lived on a bank off of a real Plum
Creek, had goats and chickens, and grew an amazing garden that included Holy
Basil, Tulsi!I lost sight of it for
quite a while.Now my attention has
returned thanks to the persistent asking of one of my lovely daughter, and her
knowing use of Tulsi because of gifts from her partner’s mother.
Tulsi Basil - Holy Basil Plant, Wikipedia
BASIL in general often refers to either, Krishna or Rama (Ocimum tenuiflorum
/Ocimum sanctum (tulsi) interchangeably.It is a member of the mint family and well grounded in the ancient
Ayurvedic Medicine system.Krishna has the highest
concentrations of adaptogenic triterpenoic acids which enhance the body's
natural response to physical and emotional stress. Rama has significant amounts as well.Holy Basil is known for its ability to fight
free radicals and promote a general sense of calm and well-being.
Comfort introduces Everyday Discount Certified Organics (5% off retail every
day) and Grandma’s Mustard Club members getting 10% sometimes 15% (sometimes
more!) off all products available to the club, including a number of organic
commercial brands, and Quilter’s Comfort, Grandmas and a few Grandpa Makers
products.Mustard Club Members can have
their products included in this discount offering.
how to understand Quilter’s Comfort and Mustard Club Pricing.Our example is for our new product Holy Basil.
Mustard Club Shoppers - $8.25 for 4 ounces
Mustard Club Members pay $7.42 for 4 ounces.
Join the Grandma’s Mustard Club for $63 each
year and save all year long!And, some
of you will enjoy knowing that you are part of what keeps the grannies and
grandpas off the streets with a roof over their heads.Thank you!
Send me an
email if you would like some Holy
Basil and I will send you an invoice.
is a powerful corticosteroid modulator, reducing stress from (adrenal) hormones
moving about the body and assists in the normalization of cortisol making it an
ideal aid in our hyper-stimulated digital culture.It lowers stress in loud environments, and
has been found to be useful in cases of social anxiety; an aid to those with
sleep problems, forgetfulness and exhaustion.According to the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, holy
basil has antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.
is considered to be a prophylactic and known as a life-extending
substance.Research is also showing it
to be a modifier in glucose regulation; it is anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory,
antioxidant, and an immune system modulator.This diuretic is considered quite safe to use.It has had a long history of successfully
Basil contains ursolic acid, a carboxylic acid present in a wide variety of
plants in the form of a free acid or an aglycone of triterpene saponines.
Ursolic acid blocks the inflammatory enzymes cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase,
inhibits tumors (through the inhibition of MMP-2 and 9). It has been used to
treat photoaged skin because it inhibits the appearance of wrinkles and age
spots by restoring the skin’s collagen bundle structures and elasticity.C. Cardenas, A. R. Quesada, and M. A. Medina,
“Effects of ursolic acid on different steps of the angiogenic process,” Consume
a cup of tulsi tea daily gives you the benefits of the phytonutrients in Holy
basil.These help make it is an
excellent antibiotic, germicidal, fungicidal, and disinfectant agent and
effective protector of our body from all sorts of bacterial, viral, and fungal
infections curing internal and external disorders of the skin without any side
basil promotes eye health, is anti catarrh, it has been found to aid in
normalizing blood pressure, it nourishes the cardiovascular system and inhibits
platelet aggregation/ profound antiatherogenic!Research by N. Singh, P. Verma, B. R. Pandey, M. Bhalla on Therapeutic
Potential of Ocimum sanctum in Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and Exposure
to Radiation shows it be an Anticancer and antioxidant offering important
protection against radiation and chemotherapy poisoning and can heal damages
from treatment induced damage.It is
also been used in recent study successfully to treat anxiety disorders.
Send me an
email if you would like some Holy
Basil and I will send you an invoice.
Basilicum, Tulsi can be used fresh as you do other culinary basils.Our Southeast Asian native has respectable
amounts of vitamin A and C, calcium, zinc, iron and chlorophyll. It enhances
metabolism.When used as a mouth rinse
it is beneficial for dental health, helps treat bad breath and because of its
powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-infectious properties make it a strong
treatment for all gum disease according to J. Kukreja and V. Dodwad in Herbal
Mouthwashes—A Gift of Nature.I read
that every Indiana home had this plant because
of its usefulness.I can understand why!
Rama and Krishna are pleasant to sip with
woodsy, earthy notes; Rama being of a little mellower and cooler flavor.Quilter’s Comfort’s Holy Basils are certified
organic unless wild-crafted or stated locally sourced.
we are each unique chemical bodies with different chemical response mechanisms,
we always recommended that with any new herb, begin with small doses until you
are sure that your body and mind are having a positive experience. If you have questions, contact an Herbalist,
Naturopath, or other wellness provider for advice and of course, it is very
important for you to do your own research.Remember, Holy Basil may modify glucose regulation.I advocate using your local library and book
store collections andreputable resources to
know more.You can find a lot of useful
information about health and wellness on the National Institutes of Health’s
Website.Check this out - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/
Vibrational Medicine Holy Basil is a powerful bio-energetic field harmonizer
restoring and balancing the subtle electromagnetic fields generated by the mind
and body.Tulsi is considered to be one
of a handful of unique herbs that can balance the chakras (the vibrational energy centers of the body).
It is beneficial during times of grief.This plant is directly associated with Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth,
love, and prosperity.Don’t be
surprised if you experience some mental and emotional catharsis after sipping
your cup of Tulsi. It is an intense healing plant.
It seeks to facilitate clearing out old, stuck energy and emotions that are
hindering your health and well-being and restoring systemic (mind, body, spirit)
ResourcesIf you are a gardener, you might consider growing your own Holy Basil.It is cultivated as you would any other type
of basil and does well in containers.Wherever
you plant your tulsi, it needs at least six hours of sunlight daily.When you are planting in the ground, puts at least 15 inches between plants. Water as needed, but don’t over water.Pinching growing points back will allow your
plant to bush out.As leaves mature,
pick to encourage more leaf growth. The herbal qualities and nutritional benefits are best when gathered for drying before flowering.
"Tulsi is said to penetrate the deep tissues, dry tissue secretions
and normalize kapha and vata. Daily consumption of tulsi is said to prevent
disease, promote general health, wellbeing and longevity and assist in dealing
with the stresses of daily life. Tulsi is also credited with giving luster to
the complexion, sweetness to the voice and fostering beauty, intelligence,
stamina and a calm emotional disposition.”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/
As Quilter’s Comfort, herbal blender who is also an artist; creative arts and happiness coach, inspirer and more.I hold a space with other local artist and exist on the courthouse square (upstairs) as the Flowing Colors Studio allowing me a place for my herbal products.Artist and artisans enrich the community and keep creative energy close to the heart of town. Your support is much appreciated and needed by every shop downtown.
There is a lot to enjoy in the Flowing Colors Studio. You are a part of that, geting to chat a little, share our arts, knowledge, interest and skills with you and Quilter’s Comfort herbal product.
The Mustard Club - Food buying club
Why would your Mom, Kid, Auntie, Sister or Friend want Quilter’s Comfort’s Seasonings in their stocking or included as an add-in gift?
Why would L.A.O. seasonings be at the top of the prepared seasoning list?First of all, everyone in the family can appreciate the fresh tastes and flavors imparted by these small batch blended certified organic teas or seasonings. But most important for some is that Quilter’s Comfort blends all seasonings without nightshades, an allergen know to cause, for some inflammation.
Somepersons with arthritis have been medically advised to exclude nightshades which are found in tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and white potatoes (tobacco is a nightshade).
Someadvised to avoid not just the obvious nightshades, but prepared foods that are processed with these foods.Persons following these suggestions have reported very positive results including reduction and sometimes remission of arthritic swelling and pains.Some have even felt relief from bursitis, gout, tennis elbow, lower-back paint, headaches, high bloom pressure and similar conditions.
No white potatoes!No Tomatoes!Egg Plant or Peppers!What a kick off the path!I would, I thought, I could, find a way around this.I loved these foods!They were an accent or main ingredient to daily dishes, not to mention, that I had spent decades cultivating heirloom varieties of both peppers and tomatoes!
Well, I went kicking and screaming, but You don’t have to.And you can ease away from these foods.Give your self this easy test to see if and how nightshades influence your body.Consciously reduce the quantity you eat, even eliminate entire servings.Read labels on prepackaged items, even shredded cheeses.Use only corn starch.Do this for a week.If you want to, keep a journal; plan on eating a particular meal with nightshades making notes of how you feel.Then a few days later prepare the exact meal only leaving out the nightshades.Again, notice your body and write about all your observations, if any.
I no longer use nightshades nor knowingly consume products that include them in their composition.
Ifound that most commercial seasoning blends contained nightshades or other artificial substances my body did not like.I, being a food explorer and lover, and someone who enjoys experiencing a variety of flavors and food traditions had to do something.
So Quilter’s Comfort developed a line of delicious, small batch blended seasonings reflecting a global palate to of flavor and free of nightshades.You can enjoy all L.A.O. blends including Curry and Garam Masala and recently made available, Coumeric Pepper. Exciting to the mouth, these spice compositions offer great taste experiences that your entire family of eaters, home chefs and friends can enjoy (professional chefs and dieticians too)!
Quilter’s Comfort’s L.A.O. seasonings are available in a sampler packet and glass shaker jar.As always Bloomington, IN area folks, email request for invoice and pick up in the Flowing Colors Studio.Email is always the best way to reach me.
I look forward to seeing your face soon and I look see you in time.May we each in our own way spread a little Quilter’s Comfort cheer!
Quilter’s Comfort teas and seasonings, as well as Patricia's art will be on sale during first Friday arts opening in the Flowing Colors Studio in celebration of the studio's first anniversary!
Newest small batchs include, the Maple Honey Mustard Sauce Syrup (above), Elderberry Syrups and an Elderberry jelly. As you know, small batchs move quickly, so stop by October 6th and save on these delicious certified organic products. Quilter's Comfort products and the arts in the Flowing Colors Studio, make great gifts and some originals are available.
Light refreshments of savory scones made with Quilter's Comfort seasonings and one of our Cold Thyme seasonal support blends will be served.
studio is located at 112
North Walnut Street, on the second floor, up the stairs from Caveat Emptor Book Sellers Suite 600 (beside Opie Taylor’s
Restaurant) and will be open until 8pm on October 6th and every first
Friday. Regular hours are Thursday and Friday 2pm – 6pm; Saturdays are 1pm
– 5pm and other times by appointment. I am there most Thursdays 1pm - 6pm if you would like to discuss my teas.
Question regarding https and safe sales.
All sales made through Quilter's Comfort are secure through Square as are those transacted through Grandma's Traditions.
The MUSTARD Club is almost ready to launch! The club is a private food club were members will be able to enjoy Grandma's small batch mustard products and many other products at club member prices. That means you will pay 15%, sometimes more on items you enjoy. Interested? Sign up for the Quilter's Comfort News.
A few of you may
recall when I began exploring sourdough a few years ago. I
continue to be slightly in thrall of my living yeast!At this time, my sourdough starter is what I
refer to as my pet.The
little beast is not very demanding, when everything is going smoothly, it is on
a daily feed routine.Sometimes things
get off schedule and I am away a few days, and upon returning, have to decide
if it will forgive me and come back to its bubbly self, or began anew because I did not have the
foresight to put it in the refrigerator!
My current starter,
bought into life this spring with the help of red peach
tree leaves from Owen County, a little Upland Dragonfly and a spoon of Barrel Chested beer
feed with whole wheat, brown rice, buckwheat, a little barley, a bit of rye,
kamut, spelt and millet flours.
As you with
sourdough starters (PETS) know, every time you feed you have either the
opportunity to bake or cast off.And
when you allow for time, can do many amazing things with your sourdough cast
off.The following recipe is something I
have been doing again, and again, and planning on doing often!This is a big batch for me, so I am very glad that they freeze beautifully!
Kale Mini Scones
I made these for first Friday in the Flowing Colors Studio and the recipe was requested! Let me know how the addition of chanterelles works for you or any other mushroom! Friends from Owen County found gallons (yes!) of Chanterelles these past two to three weeks and
she showed up at my home with a good mess for me!)
This morning, I baked the Chanterelle scones and have a batch of mini-scones in the freezer for First Friday in August.
I hope you make these
tender scones and enjoy eating them as much as I do, and if you like them, post a comment, or give us a tweet!
Here is my recipe,
the one used on First Friday in July that you asked for - only with the swithch from kale to Chanterelles!
Savory Sourdough Scones
2 cups flour – I
usually use a combination of certified organic grains
mostly, whole wheat,
whole wheat pastry, and a little brown rice
1 ½ tsp baking
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp tumeric powder
1 tsp Quilter’s
Comfort L.A.O. Seasoning
1/2 cup chopped kale or 1 cup sauteed or grilled Chlanterelle mushrooms (ideal if locally wildcrafted)*
½ cup yellow onion,
1 clove garlic,
¼ cup dehydrated
beans (pinto or black)
3 fresh sage leaves,
minced very well
½ tsp fresh thyme,
minced very well
pinch of dried black
½ cup oil
¼ cup yogurt whey
¼ cup yogurt
1 cup sourdough
In a large bowl combine flours, baking
powder, sea salt, sugar, baking soda
Massage in the oil
until the mixture resembles bread crumbs
Stir in sourdough, vegetables (use
veggies you like) and other ingredients.
and add yogurt by the tablespoon until
you can form a nice ball.
Gently knead, with very light touches
until it comes together.
Roll out gently to about ½ inch (thicker
if you like) then cut with a knife into triangles or use a shaped cutter.
Place scones on an oiled baking sheet
Let them rest 10 minutes under a towel
Bake 15 – 20 minutes at 425°
(7-9 minutes for mini-scones) - Oven’s are do not have uniform temperatures.Check your bake often after 10 minutes
to prevent an over cooked scone.
* Bloomington, Indiana area is just now past the harvesting of Chanterelles, it comes fast and some years are very lean and others, are full, very full with this orange fruity fungus.
If you want a crispy
top, you might try putting a pan of water into the oven as is done with
sourdough loaf baking.
Check out Flowing Colors Studio (http://flowingcolorstudio.com - We have an arts demonstration almost every first Friday. I am working in the studio most Thursdays).
I am cleaning up a portion of my herbal act as it is necessary to maintaining an ease and flow in integrating the past with the present.
Traditions, a web café where Quilter's Comfort's Grandmother's products are offering mostly hand made,
small batch or OOAK products through a safe, secure online store! this shop will also have art cards and prints from HART Rock.
Encrusted Brie has gotten quite a few nods for Quilter's Comfort's Wheat
Ale Jelly at the Upland!You can buy beer jelly from me or at Butler's
Winery, on College Avenue.
is all about herbal products, arts, prints and cards! The focus is
definitely on old time products that are small batch, artisan products and many
Onto the scene is Grandma's whole grain mustard and
certified organic herbal tonics, all produced with unfiltered vinegar. The
tonic vinegar tasted out over a six month period and the tasters refuse to stop
their “testing”! Grandma's Traditions connecting voice to a few grandmothers
and a few almost forgotten folk skills.
Flowing Colors Studio has developed into a comfortable place to work and be inspired. It has a gentle buz. It is a place to visit often. #600, 112 North
Walnut Street. Stop in and see what we have in our space, we have
silk and cotton scarves; botanical dye, pleated forms and shrugs a small selection of teas and
seasonings, but more available on line.Flowing
Colors hours are Thursday and Friday 2:00pm to
6:00 pm; open until 8:00pm
on first Fridays and Saturdays open 1:00 to 5:00
pm. I am there on Thursdays and by appointment.
Intro to Braid-in Rub Technique – Made with four strips of
fabric.This example is me repurposing a
worn cotton blanket that had belonged to my Grandmother.This project is also a great way to recycle
t-shirts.Take this class and learn a
folk skill that requires very little sewing and get something comfortable to
sit or stand upon!
Tools and Materials Fee - $6.00.Thursday - June 15th and June 29th
- 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Workshop Cost -
$9 (register for both - $16.00 + $2 - Materials Fee=$18.00) - small groups welcome. Pre-registration three days before class.
Part I Introduction to the
Articulated Clay Doll TBA
I am very excited to now have a few select Quilter's Comfort Small batch jellies in Brown County, Indiana! Now available in Nashville are: Bluesy Green with Cranberry, Wheat Ale and Elderberry Rose Mint Jelly at the Brown County Potters shop, in Nashville Indiana!
Wondering what it taste like? An appetizer on the Upland, 11th Street , Bloomington menu, list "Local jelly" with carabatta cheese and local ham (this jelly is the Wheat Ale)! So check it out! Go sample and taste the flavor of delicious beer jelly; or wait for or it to be on local Bloomington shelves (Farmer House Museum), or get a taste when I am at a local market event and usually offering tastings at most event, or fly free and send me an email from Bloomington, we can do a web dance, and you can pick up your order at the Farmer House Museum.
Haven't tasted these jellies? Yes, There will be opportunities to sample the jellies and other unique seasoning flavors!
Saturday, April 23 , 2016 is the Yelp event at Upland on 11th Street (this event full).
30 Yelpers will be there to tour the new brew facility and to meet and
sample from a few of the Upland vendors.
Comfort will be there! Planning to have mini eclairs with Upland beer
jelly and other jellies for tasting. I will also have Everything Dip;
and in an ideal world, my sourdough bread started from an Upland brew!
These offerings will be paired with Upland beer. All this, and I hope
to have a surprise or too. All depends on how the experiments work out!
I will tell you that I am playing with some of my tesselations and will use a few in my table display!
Want to taste now! reserve us for a tasting!
Question. Someone recently, someone asked me if I was a Unicorn. What does this mean? Still mulling this one over.
Next Saturday, April 23 , 2016 is the Yelp event at Upland on 11th Street. 30 Yelpers will be there to tour the new brew facility and to meet and sample from a few of the Upland vendors.
Quilter's Comfort will be there! Planning to have mini eclairs with Upland beer jelly and other jellies for tasting. I will also have Everything Dip; and in an ideal world, my sourdough bread started from an Upland brew! These offerings will be paired with Upland beer. All this, and I hope to have a surprise or too. All depends on how the experiments work out!
I will tell you that I am playing with some of my tesselations and will use a few in my table display!
New life is everywhere. Plants emerging from ground. Some branches budding, others already leafing out. A day ago, I saw the first flush of red bud blossom. Soon the entire ridge will be popping with who knows how many shades of green and this contrasting pink.
A week ago I wondered when the fast paced leafing would begin. The growth that eventually obscures my view of the road. It is fast upon me.
Strawberry 15 herbal tea (pictured above) along with Rose Mint and Elderberry Rose Mint Jellies traveled with my friend Yuko to Japan! The Rose Mint jelly was a request from an admirer there.
On the way - Farmer House Museum will soon have: Farmer House Garden Blend, Spearmint Lift and Lemonbalm. (812) 336-5597, They are located at 529 N College Ave (10th and College), Bloomington, IN 4
Some Quilter's Comfort jellies will soon be available in a Brown County shop! More about that later!
As a Vendor to Upland, Quilter's Comfort is participating in YELP'S Great Getaway.