I spotted an ‘unknown’ berry a few weeks back, however not knowing the name of the berry doesn’t mean I’m not aware of when its prime time for picking is, so I had set out today to get a few, in hopes of bringing home and researching. As I was harvesting the fells, a grandma […]More
The Many Uses of Plants
Like did you know Yew can kill?!
The first hint that a plant is good for you, is if it’s defense mechanisms are good at making you want to leave it alone! Sadly most gardeners feel removing said plants is better then using their qualities, creating a large gap in knowledge which separates your average gardener from a herbalist, IE, those who […]More
Ingredients: Orange Peels (read caution here)– 4 Tbsp Burnt Apple – 2 Tbsp Dried Apple Chopped – 1 Tbsp Dried Carrots Shredded – 4 Tbsp Elderberry – 2 Tsp Calendula – 1 Tbsp Ginger – 1 Tsp Cinnamon – 1 Tbsp Sumac – 2 Tbsp Other Items Required: Mortar & Pestle Mixing Bowl Loose Leaf […]More
When sourcing your orange peels, be aware that they pick up pesticides! After hearing about major tea companies crafting teas with unacceptable pesticide levels, and orange peko being the top, I delved into to check if there is any way to retain the flavor while eliminating the chemical – No verified safe methods have been […]More
So, we all know how good cats find catnip, but did you know it was good for humans too? To know why, let’s take a look at where it comes from. There is a slight relation between cannabis and catnip, being that they are both of the mint family, in fact, if you’ve ever smelled […]More