Why a Fish Spear? Grrrrroonk, grrrroooonk is a sound I hear quite frequently near lakes and ponds where I live in Western Washington. It is the telltale sound of a bullfrog. This species is highly invasive to Washington state and they will wipe out any smaller animal in their path so it is legal to [...]
Wild Food Foraging
Forage, Cook and Eat Wild Foods!
Wild foods recipes, herbal home remedies, foraging tips and more…
Why would you want to eat wild foods? Because they are delicious and nutritious!
They are even more delicious when you have great recipes. We’ll even have wild game recipes as well.
Also, making your own herbal home remedies is also a great way to increase your health as you build connection to your local place.
In this lesson we turn to the herbal pharmacy, to make healing sweets: herbal honey, herbal syrup, and cough drops. Honey Honey has been regarded as a healing substance for thousands of years. Greek healers relied on honey water, vinegar water, and honey/vinegar water as their primary cures. An Egyptian medical text dated to about [...]
Aromatic Delights from your Garden Part One of this article explained herbal vinegars’ many potent qualities as herbal home remedies, and reviewed the basic tools and simple process of making herbal vinegars. A journey into the author’s garden illustrated how we can reap nature’s rewards and harvest numerous herbs for herbal vinegars. Now, we get [...]
Herbal Vinegars: Aromatic Delights from your Garden A pantry full of herbal vinegars is a constant delight. Preserving fresh herbs and roots in vinegar is an easy way to capture their nourishing goodness. It’s easy too. You don’t even have to have an herb garden. BASIC HERBAL VINEGAR Takes 5 minutes plus 6 weeks to [...]
We found ourselves making these kelp energy bars so much this time last year, we thought it would be the perfect recipe to share with you. Kelp energy bars are easy to make, and the perfect snack for the colder months when your body craves more nutrient dense foods. They also make a great holiday [...]
In your herbal pharmacy you transform fresh and dried plants into natural herbal remedies, and making herbal tea remedies are a great way to do this. Learning to identify and use the common plants around you is easy and exciting, beneficial and safe. Making your own natural herbal remedies saves you money if you follow [...]
It’s that time of year again: The time when I dream of eating a hearty bowl of venison-chanterelle stew. And while we’re at it, let’s add some homemade bread and a mug of dandelion tea. Now, this isn’t a stew that came from a can or one of those soymilk-looking containers. This is a stew [...]
Today is a wonderfully wet, moist, Northwest Washington kind of day. The kind of day when you feel the calling to be outside with your hands in the earth. The gardening season is getting started in some areas of the country, readying the beds, trimming the trees, and planning what your yard and gardens will [...]
Don’t kill, spray, tear up, or destroy the weeds in your garden, yard, and fence rows. Many of them are actually highly-regarded, widely-used, and extremely-valuable medicinal herbs! What could be easier than growing an herb garden with no effort? Of course, you’ll have to harvest your edible weeds, but you would do that anyhow: it’s [...]
How Do I Know What Plants Are Safe to Eat? The ground is not frozen and it’s only a matter of a few short weeks before all the baby spring greens will be available for edible wild plant salad. But how do I know what to put in my mouth as either a trail snack [...]