The common thistle is terribly misunderstood in our day and age – even criminalized by state governments who put a bounty on her purple crown. But thistles are more than a pesky weed, they stabilize the soil, provide food for bees, butterflies, and all sorts of wild critters, and can even be downright good for […]
Herbal Beer has a long and wonderful history…but DIY herbal concoctions can be hit or miss. Read about two experimental herbal beers, (one that really worked, and one that was an ‘acquired taste’) four unique herbal ingredients to consider in your beer recipes, AND – have you ever thought about using beer as the base […]
In this 4 minute video you will learn how to make a party-sized batch of delicious, creamy, smooth Hummus – and, see my complete water-bath canning method. Bon Appetit!
Here are three DIY recipes for my most popular and effective home remedies – triple antibiotic electuary, Deep Breath herbal tea and sinus steam, and Dr. B’s herbal cough syrup (and cough drops, too!) – plus the “secret ingredient” that I didn’t figure out until I landed in the hospital with a serious respiratory infection. […]
Meet five of my favorite herbal allies – who also happen to be wildly abundant in the Colorado Rockies. Mugwort, Uva Ursi, Usnea and more! How to identify, harvest and use the food and medicine that grows wild and free in the wilderness.
Every year the Holistic Homestead hosts a Wildcrafting Party to meet some of our local edible and medicinal plants that grow wild and free in the Colorado Rockies at our homestead 9,200 feet above sea level. In this article you will see some of the highlights of how we teach Wildcrafting with herbalist Kate Miller […]