Tag: Foraging and Wildcrafting

Foraging and Wildcrafting

Foraging, or wildcrafting, is the art and science of safely scavenging wild foods and medicinal plants.  Wild plant food and medicine grows effortlessly all around us and can be ethically harvested for free.  If gardening isn’t your thing, but you still love food and herbs, learn how to forage with any Homestead Lady article tagged “Foraging and Wildcrafting”!

Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Foraged violets and other wildflowers can be used to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

Wildflower Violet Popcorn

Have extra edible flowers on hand? Made some some sugared violets for a cake and have some left over? Don’t toss them! Make this family-friendly violet popcorn and make your movie night a thing of elegance. Spring Wildflower and Violet Popcorn l Use foraged violets and other wildflowers to garnish fresh popped popcorn l Homestead Lady.com

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Lower Carb Sugared Violets l Use low carb sugars to make sugared violets for lovely baking and decorating l Homestead Lady.com

5-Step Low Carb Sugared Violets

If you’re inspired to make sugared violets every spring, but are trying to watch your carbs, here’s a simple solution for you: low carb sugared violets! This process is so simple that even the kids can help out. You should be enjoying low carb sugared violets in just a few days with these 5 steps! Lower Carb Sugared Violets l Use low carb sugars to make sugared violets for lovely baking and decorating l Homestead Lady.com

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3 Seed Gifts for Spring Holidays l Earth Day Mothers Day Easter l Frugal DIY gifts for kids and adults l Homestead Lady.com

3 Seed Gifts

If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special gardener in your life, try these 3 seed gift ideas. Each seed gift idea is simple to make from materials you may already have on hand. These DIY gifts are so easy that even kids can make them with some supervision. Celebrate Earth Day, Easter or Mother’s Day with these unique gifts! 3 Seed Gifts for Spring Holidays l Earth Day Mothers Day Easter l Frugal DIY gifts for kids and adults l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “3 Seed Gifts”

Calendula Earache Oil l Herbal oil for earaches in adults and children l Homestead Lady.com

Calendula Earache Oil

Calendula Earache Oil l Herbal oil for earaches in adults and children l Homestead Lady.com

Calendula is a very useful herbal flower and very easy to grow, even for non-gardeners. Here’s a recipe for calendula earache oil from flowers we gathered clear into autumn. Be sure to check out all the other things you can make a do with calendula after the recipe! Continue reading “Calendula Earache Oil”

Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe l Kick the coffee habit with healthy dandelion milkshake l Cocoa and both broth powders, too l Homestead Lady.com

Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe

Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe l Kick the coffee habit with healthy dandelion milkshake l Cocoa and both broth powders, too l Homestead Lady.comAre you trying to kick the coffee habit but are still hankering for those iced mochas this time of year? Here’s the perfect combination of cocoa, dandelion and cream that will give you all the flavor and none of the drawbacks of a traditional milkshake recipe. PLUS we include a few magical ingredients that make this chocolate dandelion milkshake recipe more like medicine than dessert. Continue reading “Chocolate Dandelion Milkshake Recipe”

Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me

Foraged foods, or those wildcrafted and harvested from nature have become very popular. Learning to harvest these free food and medicinal plants is a smart thing to do. For me, the beauty of edible flowers, wild herbs and nourishing plants was taught to me by my grandmothers. Join me for a collection of resources on foraged foods, including edible flowers!Edible Flowers and Foraged Food Recipes l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Edible Flowers: Things my Grandmas Taught me”

Violet Gelatin l Forage for violets and make this herbal flower snack l Plus many other flower recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods

Preserve the sweet flavor of violets and try this simple recipe for violet gelatin. Use nourishing, healthy bone gelatin and fresh violets to throw together this flower food snack for after school or anytime. Plus, we have a wonderful round-up of other edible flowers and different ways to prepare them. Violet Gelatin l Forage for violets and make this herbal flower snack l Plus many other flower recipes l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods”

Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints

Here’s how to pound flowers onto paper for beautiful but cheap botanical prints! Forage native blooms and herbs for free and learn how to make smashed flower art for card stock and wrapping paper. This is an easy kids craft for spring and summer – it’s even fun for the grown ups! Continue reading “Foraging with Kids: Botanical Prints”

The Harvest: Perennial Flowers

Perennial Flowers and How to Use the Harvest of Color l Flowers, Seeds, Pods and more l Homestead Lady (.com)Flower power! Wondering what to do with your perennial flowers this time of year – flowers, seed pods, roots! Here are a few flowering favorites and how to make the most of your perennials this fall. Continue reading “The Harvest: Perennial Flowers”