We really are surrounded by an abundance of wild edible and medicinal plants, even in the Colorado Rockies at 9,200 feet above sea level! Read about when to harvest certain plants (and when not to) and see if you can identify these common wild plants that grow right in our front yard!
My first encounter with horsetail didn’t impress me much. My mom-in-law pointed out the plant growing near a beach, explaining that native Indians used it to scrub with, much like we’d use a plastic bottlebrush today. The plant she pointed to was easy enough to recognize – a stalk with stiff “bristles” coming out on […]
The season is short, so we get what we can, when we can. This usually means we have more oyster mushrooms than we can use while they are fresh. If you have a pressure cooker and an abundance of wild oyster mushrooms, this simple recipe will allow you to can your harvest of wild mushrooms […]
Have you been Foraging for Chicory? Many of you (at least in the Midwest) probably pass this very useful and medicinal plant daily through spring, summer and fall, trillions of times! Chichorium Intybus is a Perennial Herbaceous (a plant that doesn’t have a woody stem that consistently stays above ground when the plant dies off […]
Oregano (Origanum Vulgare) is in the Lamiaceae Family which also hosts many other plants such as Mint, Basil, Lavender, and sage. The flowers of the plant are purple, pink, red or white, There are multiple flowers which make up a big bundle on ONE main stem! Perhaps you have seen Origanum Vulgare and didn’t know […]
Although I love many herbs, Yarrow is one of my absolute favorites. It has been there through hard postpartum times, and during all those cuts and bruises. Foraging for Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) is simple, easy, something everyone can do (Yes even kids!). They practically everywhere from suburbs to mountains. You will find Yarrow in full […]