Be Good to Yourself – Happy Holidays From Botanie Soap!

Holiday Wishes We’ve been fortunate the past couple of years. The problems we’ve had are largely due to growth. They’ve been, as the saying goes, good problems to have. Still problems, of course. There will always be problems, but given a choice, these are the problems we’d choose. At the close of 2015, that is our wish for you in the coming year – good problems to have. Be Good to Yourself It isn’t just the Holiday Season. If you’re in business, it’s also “assessment and planning season” – peeling Read more […]

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Juniper Berries – Gin, Sauerkraut, and Metapyhysics

To begin with, jumper berries aren’t really berries. Botanically, they’re seed cones produced by the coniferous, evergreen juniper. Still, they’re called berries. And for pretty good reasons. Compared to other seed cones, the juniper cone is distinctive, with fleshy, fruit-like coalescing scales that fuse together to form a berry-like skin. For culinary purposes, they look, taste, and behave enough like berries they’re simply included in that category. Gin and Sauerkraut Juniper berries have Read more […]

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