Making the most of where we live and finding the bounty of nature. Finding the sweetest trees and making the sap into the finest of syrups gives us an early start in the year for restocking our shelves and having fun in the process.
We can take advantage of the early spring weeds to make nourishing, healing foods. Chickweed is a great-tasting weed that offers plenty of flavor and nutrition. Making chickweed pesto is a great way to enjoy this early spring weed.
Grape hyacinth aka “muscari” is a hotly debated weed in the gardening forums (if you cant believe that!). Some garden enthusiasts love it’s cheery color, it’s easy reproduction and how, as a weed, it usually dies off before it can choke out more desirable plants. Others hate how easily it takes over and how difficult […]
I love learning about the plants and their uses in my area, so I try to identify as many as possible. You might be familiar with the Redbud tree, but did you know that you can eat the blossoms? I had no idea and was so excited to learn about them and the medicinal uses […]
Blackberries! They have thorns, they grow wild here in the PNW, and they only have juicy yummy berries a month out of the whole year! But did you know these have proven anti-cancer properties and other medicinal benefits? They also make a wonderful tea. Come see why this ‘weed’ is really our friend!
Often called “Pigweed”, Lambsquarter is often seen as a lush, but unwelcome, guest. Here’s why that “weed” may be one of the most nutritious crops in your garden this year, and how to make use of it – even through the winter!