Fri, Jul 31, 2020
Traditionally Native Americans use(d) the California poppy for both food and medicine. Some groups boiled or steamed the plants to be eaten as a green vegetable. Long before the Europeans came to the New World, the Native American peoples used various preparations of the California Poppy plant for toothaches, lice outbreaks, to relieve headaches and stomach aches, and as a sleep aid for children. The medicinal applications of California poppy today are largely true to its original uses by the First Peoples.
Tue, Jul 28, 2020
Wild black cap snack from the other day🤤
What are your favorite foraged foods to snack on?
Mon, Jul 27, 2020
Teddy bears aren't just any sunflower, they're sunflowers on STEROIDS. Just look at those fluff stuffed flower heads!
Sun, Jul 26, 2020
With all the hype about elderberries recently, you may start hearing about elder flower also. But, they come from the same shrub, so what's the difference?
Wed, Jul 22, 2020
It's cherry season in the valley! Our home has a rich history of agricultural use and although we've developed the land a lot, there's still pockets of "wild" fruit trees and pockets of orchards.
Tue, Jul 21, 2020
Best know for its use with cats, most people don't even realize that catnip is a great go-to for a wide variety of ailments in humans! In fact, because of its history as a "cat treat" it might be one of the most undervalued herbal resources.
Mon, Jul 20, 2020
Do you have some thing that just says SUMMER to you?
Mine might be berries, wild or home grown. There's nothing like sifting through the canes to find the ripest sun warmed summer berries.
Sun, Jul 19, 2020
Herb-infused olive oil is a light, tasty way to add flavor to many types of meals. It can be used in cooking or as a dressing on your food. Both cold-infused and heat-infused olive oils are easy to make at home. Drizzle on bruschetta, pizza, salad, or kick up your homemade pesto by using your basil infused oil for double the flavour.
Fri, Jun 12, 2020
Red Clover is the most talked about, especially in regards to medicinal values. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of white clover.
Tue, Jun 9, 2020
When you're enjoying a hot cup of herbal "tea" what you're actually drinking is called a TISANE!