This sweet and spicy purslane refrigerator relish is made with foraged purslane (a delicious common weed), sweet and hot peppers, and onions in an apple cider vinegar brine; it is lightly sweetened with coconut sugar.Continue Reading
If you live in a northern climate like I do, you understand how excited we feel at the approach of spring. I’m no winter hater, but there’s nothing like spring to make me feel alive. There’s more sunlight, mild temperatures, it’s time to start indoor seeds, and many spring plants are popping up and ready to forage.
With spring foraging, I love that I can gather wild greens that most people consider weeds much earlier than they are ready in my lasagna garden. And by this time of year my body is really craving those fresh plants. Continue Reading
When I look at weeds, do you know what I see? I see plants that have removed minerals from the soil in which they were growing. And because of that, I want to compost them so that those nutrients can be returned to my garden soil. But composting weeds presents some challenges. Here’s how to compost them the safe way.Continue Reading
One of my favorite things ever is watching someone’s eyes light up as they are opened to a new idea. That happened recently on a walk with my niece. I just naturally started pointing out plants, as I’m inclined to do, that are edible or medicinal and I saw it happen. And she said it. “You mean they’re not just weeds?”Continue Reading