Several weeks ago I came into the mother lode of elderberries, and my mind turned to one thing. Mead, of course! For those of you who don’t know, mead is type of wine made with honey instead of sugar. This is a simple recipe for making elderberry mead at home!
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make a swale, which is a ditch on contour, and then build a garden bed next right next to the swale. A great kind of garden bed to have to conserve water and for a permaculture garden!
So you’ve foraged for cattails, now what do you do with all of the shoots that you’ve collected? Make tasty lacto-fermented cattail shoot pickles!
Growing and Foraging for Raspberries and their leaves. Tasty berries and medicinal leaves make this plant something that everyone should be growing! Plus, it’s quite easy to find wild raspberries and thimbleberries once you know what to look for.
Oregon Grape is a wonderful edible and medicinal plant that is easy to identify. The berries are tart, but can be make into a jam or pie, and the roots and bark are a powerful medicinal.
When it’s hot outside, turn to your slow cooker to make some amazing pulled pork! This recipe takes almost no time to put together in the morning, then you have a wonderful dinner awaiting you. Pulled pork sandwiches or tacos anyone?