Yay! Spring has sprung! Let the bountiful foraging days begin! Each spring I get super excited when I start to see the all the green life poke up around me, and I just can't wait to get out there and pick. My daughter is particularly fond of the flowers and any given afternoon, she may… Continue reading Forage Friday: Wild violets and onion/garlic
Frosty and cold, but there are still food-stuffs out there! It's the middle of winter here in my neck of the woods, and while the weather has been kind here and there, I've been fairly reluctant to go out and do any real foraging in the cold rain and snow. Admittedly, there isn't a whole… Continue reading Forage Friday: Why, What, and How
I normally try to avoid writing anything here about the news or current events or anything else. But this particular headline is calling out to me to comment on. Herbalist Tim Morrow was charged in the death of a 13 year old boy in California. You can search his name and get all the nitty-gritty details,… Continue reading Choice and Responsibility
This is a disclaimer ⇒⇒⇒ I am not a doctor. I am not a scientist. I am not recommending anything. I am simply sharing my thoughts, my story, and my journey with you I'm almost 40, and may possibly (probably) be on the cusp of menopause. I am on Nexplanon birth control, and that has brought… Continue reading Women’s Health; Heavy Menstruation and Iron- Deficiency Anemia
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
Ghee (pronounced like the thing karate guys wear, not like gee-whiz) is basically liquid gold in my house. Maybe you've heard of it. Maybe you've experienced it in all its glory. Maybe you're still trying to figure out how to pronounce it. Whatever you're current state, I'm about to give you the low-down on what… Continue reading Ghee: the what, the why, and the how
We all have moments in life that we wish something were different. If only... I wish... Too bad I can't... It's a shame that... We're human. It happens. Whatever your upbringing, whatever your moral code, wherever you came from, those if-only's will pop up from time to time. It's what you do with them that… Continue reading Your burden is your gift
This time last year, my (then) 12 year old daughter and I threw this baby together in an afternoon. Seriously, it was that easy. A year later it's still sturdy as it every was and is working out great for another sitting-'round-the-fire season. The hardest part was the two trips (probably should have been three… Continue reading Baby, it’s gettin’ cold outside…we need fire! (EASY firepit/grill instructions)
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!
There are a lot of things to be said about aging. I say, unequivocally, aging is a part of nature, and therefore to be not just accepted, but revered, enjoyed, treasured, in any form. I sit here, a shadow of my younger self. I am blessed to have "aged well," as some would put it.… Continue reading Aging enthusiastically!