Free food and herbs for your family are easily found year once you learn to forage for wild edibles. Here’s a long list of how-to’s for foraging! So, come along while I chat with experienced homesteaders, herbalists and foragers on how to gather the free food Mother Nature offers us in abundance. Continue reading “Foraging: Wild Free Food”
Here’s our recipe for freshly foraged forsythia and dandelion jelly with real vanilla and honey. This is a canning recipe for the early spring from edible flowers. It tastes like spring! Continue reading “Edible Flowers – Forsythia Dandelion Jelly”
Here are simple and fun herbal education resources for teaching children. Use these high quality herbal books, posts and courses to teach your kids about the usefulness of herbal plants.
Looking for an way to get your children involved in the garden? This DIY Willow Playhouse is just the ticket – it goes up in a matter of hours and can be crafted from living materials that are sustainable and lovely. Continue reading “DIY Willow Playhouse”
If you want to learn more about herbs and how to use them but don’t have time for an online class, The Herbarium is just for you! Herbal learning resources that are available every day of the year.
Continue reading “24/7 Herbal Access : The Herbarium”
These natural baskets are simple to weave if you have half an hour and some wild vines. Because they’re quick to make, you can craft many to use around the house or to carry holiday goodies to neighbors. The uses are endless! So, whether you need some quick plant pots for gifts or indoor herbs, or whether you’re out on a hike and score some wild berries, here is how to make your own plant pots and baskets in 10 steps.
(P.S. If you read alllllll they way to the end, there are 23 more handmade ideas for you to try!) Continue reading “Make Your Own Plant Pots and Baskets”
Here’s a healthy, homemade ice cream recipe made with rose petals. It’s naturally dyed and uses natural sugars with a creamy yet dainty flavor. Perfect for tea parties and fairy celebrations. A true summer recipe! Continue reading “Rose Petal Homemade Ice Cream Recipe”
We were out foraging in the backyard for dandelions when one of my daughters suddenly said, “I wonder if you could eat dandelion Jell-O”. Turns out, you can. So, here’s a recipe for Dandelion Gelatin.
I’ve been thinning my beets lately, picking out the extra beet sprouts so that the ones left behind can grow big and fat. Our strawberries are going like gangbusters, too, so it was natural that the two harvests should end up blended together. I gathered my apron around my garden treasures and went into the kitchen to prepare a beet greens salad with strawberry dressing. Continue reading “Beet Green Salad with Strawberry Dressing”
A very good question was posed to me lately – “What do I do with all this mint?!” Come learn how to grow it, how to contain it and how to use. Mint: the herb every gardener loves to hate. Continue reading “Got Mint?”