Terri chooses to live a garden lifestyle, simply; “what goes in the body goes on the body”.

For more flavor; grow herbs and edible flowers, shop Farmers Markets to stock the very best ingredients in your pantry! Lower your sugar intake by cutting out a third of the sugar called for in your favorite recipes. When baking go for whole grain flours, and experiment with the organic ancient -heirloom- varieties, use raw nuts, fresh fruits, and most of all; let the seasons be your guide when flavors and nutrients are truly at their peak.


As I continue to tell my students & patrons alike, it is okay to indulge, just be mindful.

eco-ista tip: eat healthy whole & minimally processed foods 80% of the time & mindfully indulge 20% of the time. For mindfully indulgent recipe ideas view the Recipe Library of our provisions company—Terre Botanicals.

Essential Oils

Squeeze the peel of a ripe orange; then breathe in the blissfully fragrant residue on your hands. What you smell is an essential oil. Consider the little jolt of pleasure you feel when you sniff a rose, a lavender sachet or a sprig of pungent rosemary. These fragrances may be beautiful, but they are also powerful. Essential oils, the pure distillation of these plants, are capable of having profound effects on our emotions. They soothe us, cheer us up, clear our heads and give us energy. But they can heal us physically as well as psychically.


Every essential oil contains an amazing array of aromatic molecules arranged in a delicate mosaic. The chemical constituents found in each essential oil have unique and powerful antioxidant properties that interact with the body directly, positively affecting organs or even whole systems. Because of their chemical complexity, essential oils do not disturb the body’s natural balance but rather help to restore it, going only where they are needed and providing only what is required to restore homeostasis. You might say the plant’s RNA does a dance with our human DNA, a stark contrast to the jarring effects of synthetic chemicals, which often interrupt the body’s natural balance. Essential oils enter and leave the body with great efficiency, leaving no toxins behind. They are absorbed into the body within seconds and leave it within three to six hours. Our sense of smell is instinctual, the oldest form of survival known to mankind…


In the Body:

  • Heirloom Golden Beet Soup
  • Lemon Polenta Cookies with Olive Oil
  • Organic Sprouted Wheat Pappardelle with Fines Herbes
  • Rustic Organic Greens with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • Sautéed Sea Scallops with a Pea Tendril Broth
  • White Bean and Escarole Soup

On the Body:

  • Dew of the Sea Scrub
  • EFA Citrus Scrub
  • Herbal Tooth Powder
  • Vinegar “Beautiful” for dry skin