Forage Friday/Weed Walking: Dandelion

weed (noun): a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth a wild plant growing where it is not wanted and in competition with cultivated plants any wild plant that grows in an unwanted place, especially in a garden or field where it prevents the cultivated plants from growing… Continue reading Forage Friday/Weed Walking: Dandelion

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Spring Tonics

Imagine you live at some point in the past in which you didn't have electricity, refrigeration, or grocery stores as we know them today. When fresh foods were the things you picked out of your own growing plot or found in the wild around you. Right about now (depending on where you live) you'd probably… Continue reading Spring Tonics

Forage Friday: Chickweed

As we settle into the new year, it may seem that there is nothing left to forage out in our bleak, brown, wintery landscapes. But there is a wonderful little plant out there who will remain vigilant to see you through the cold months. You may need to peek under fallen leaves or even push back… Continue reading Forage Friday: Chickweed

When life give you lemons, use them!

There are so many things you can do with lemons! (Other than simply chucking them at whoever brought the proverbial lemons into your life...) I love lemons. They're bright and cheery, they're tart and tangy, and they are oh, so versatile! Food, drink, cleaning, deodorizing, whitening, lightening, refreshing, thickening...what can't you do with lemons? So… Continue reading When life give you lemons, use them!

“All-natural” experiments: Soaps

This post contains affiliate links of things I have actually purchased and use. It doesn't cost you anything extra to click on the link, but if you do buy, I get a little kick-back from Amazon. 🙂 A little over 2 years ago I got on an "all natural" product kick. I was already eating a… Continue reading “All-natural” experiments: Soaps

“All-natural” experiments: oil cleansing

This post contains affiliate links of things I have actually purchased and use. It doesn't cost you anything extra to click on the link, but if you do buy, I get a little kick-back from Amazon. 🙂 A little over 2 years ago I got on an "all natural" product kick. I was already eating a… Continue reading “All-natural” experiments: oil cleansing

Sometimes you can teach your parents something new

My mom is a retired registered nurse (RN). She has always (even before becoming an RN) worked in the psych wards, and although she's Asian by birth and culture, all her training and experience has been in the Western medicine traditions. Growing up, we took OTC pills. We went to the doctor. We got prescriptions.… Continue reading Sometimes you can teach your parents something new

Comfrey, our magic plant

Around our house, we have nicknamed comfrey, specifically the Symphytum x uplandicum Bocking 14, that grows prominently in my flower bed "The Magic Plant." I have 6 plants which I purchased as root crowns online from Strictly Medicinal Seeds which are wonderfully full and healthy and provide so very much. The Bocking 14 strand of symphytum… Continue reading Comfrey, our magic plant