Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

For the Love of Beeswax Candles

Posted by Crystel Curley on Thu, Dec 24, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

I like to burn candles any time of year. I light a candle with intention to boost my own mood, to spiritually send out positive vibes to those in need, to remember loved ones who have passed. I enjoy beeswax candles for they are beautiful, smell like honey, give off a warm light and produce negative ions. In this case negative is a positive thing!   

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Tags: Candles, Beeswax, Negative Ions

Homemade Liqueurs and Infused Spirits - A Book Review

Posted by Shana Meshbesher on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Whether you take sips or swigs, or are simply looking for homemade beverage recipes you can make and even gift through the holiday season, I’ve found another drink cookbook to guide you in creating your own infused spirits.

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Tags: Recipes, DIY, cookbook, Book Review

Nourishing Family Traditions

Posted by Crystel Curley on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 @ 05:18 PM

Sure, we all become equipped with our own set of feelings that come during this time of year – it’s what makes us beautifully human. Fond sentiments arise that you may have always counted on, such as the solid foundations of a family tree. As well, some things you may complain about but secretly enjoy – it’s those small things that weave it all together into that crazy time we call “The Holidays!” I’d like to focus us on those time-honored traditions that get threaded through all of that. With a closer look at my own Christmas past, present, and future I found many patterns uniting my family and this life.

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Tags: Traditions, Nourishing Family Traditions