When it comes to winter and foraging, pine comes calling. Just the scent alone can bring me to a place of calm, and cooking with it adds a heavenly aroma to my kitchen. Especially when I’m cooking oven roasted potatoes on a bed of pine needles. Continue Reading
Making mead, or honey wine, is an ancient form of brewing using the simplest of ingredients. It’s a perfect place for beginners to start on their home brewing journey. Even this blueberry mead recipe is simple enough for a beginner who is somewhat familiar with the art of fermentation.Continue Reading
Because there are so many elderberries to be found in the area where my husband works, he is the elderberry forager in the family. He’ll stop on the way home and harvest, and then after dinner, he and I will sit on the back porch as the sun sets, listening to tunes and removing berries from the stems. It’s a late August date every year. And the next day I set about dehydrating the elderberries for elderberry syrup, or I make low sugar elderberry jelly.Continue Reading
Benefits of Dandelion Oil Lotion Bars for Skin
I suspect that if you are here reading this post, that you already realize the value of dandelion. And you know that it is so much more than the nasty weed which it’s been labeled.Continue Reading
Spring, with all its lovely flowers is the perfect time to harvest and use edible flowers. There are so many from which to choose – forsythia, lilac, redbud, and of course violet and dandelion. And that makes spring the perfect time to make homemade violet and dandelion pink lemonade.