Who doesn’t love mocha – that delicious blend of chocolate and coffee? This dandelion hot chocolate is a wonderful twist using roasted dandelion root coffee to make a healthy herbal hot chocolate beverage. Top it with my maple whipped cream and sit back and relax. Best of all, no one will know it’s not “real” coffee.Continue Reading
Chickweed is a wonderful herbal “weed” to forage, and is both edible and medicinal. Be sure to try this chickweed salve recipe – it’s easy to make and is great for itchy skin and all types of skin irritation.Continue Reading
Zuppa Toscana – Tuscan Soup with Stinging Nettle
Low Carb Zuppa Toscana is an amazingly delicious soup. Since I love all things foraged, I created this soup with stinging nettle instead of spinach or kale. But yes, you can use either of those if you can’t find nettle.
I highly recommend using sausage from pastured pork, grass-fed butter, and organic vegetables in the recipe. With the wild foraged stinging nettle, it will certainly be a nutrient dense meal.
How to Identify Stinging Nettle
Stinging nettle, or Urticia dioica, is a flowering perennial that loves rich soil and partial shade and gets its common name from the sharp hairs that sting when touched. I love to forage and use stinging nettle and most often find it growing along moist, forest trails.Continue Reading
There are so many wonderful reasons to learn to forage for food and home remedies. Foraging is a great way to spend time outdoors with your family. It can help lower your grocery bill and put healthy, real food on the table and safe, natural home remedies in your medicine cabinet.
Learning to forage will help you to become more self-sufficient, increase your observation skills, and give you an appreciation and thankfulness for the food you eat. Hopefully this beginner’s guide to foraging resources such as books, websites, courses, and tools will help to get you started on your journey.
Fall is truly harvest season, whether in the garden or in the field and forest. Here are 50 plants to forage in fall for food or medicine.Continue Reading