Recipes Remedies

Honey Cough Syrup

Herbal Honey, Herbal Syrup and Cough Drops

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 […]

Herbal Infused Oils vs. Essential Oils

Herbal Infused Oils vs. Essential Oils

Herbal Home Remedies: Be Your Own Herbal Expert – Part 6 In this, our sixth session, we remain in the herbal pharmacy and turn our attention to herbs in fat bases. We’ll explore fresh infused oils, ointments, salves, and lip balms, essential oils, and even herbal pestos. Herbal Oils: Infused vs. Essential I make and […]

Herbal Home Remedies Herbal Vinegars

Herbal Vinegars – Part 2

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 Home Remedies Herbal Vinegars

Herbal Vinegars – Part 1

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 […]

Seaweed Recipes: Kelp Energy Bars

Kelp Energy Bars: Seaweed Recipes

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 […]

Dandelion Tea Recipe

Dandelion Tea Recipe

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 […]

Dock Recipe: Yellow Dock Seed Crackers

Wild Food Recipe: Yellow Dock Seed Crackers

For us living in the Northern Hemisphere, the earth is now in a time of hibernation. As the earth begins this season, it is common to look onto the browning landscape with a longing for a more plentiful period. But, there are actually many plants now bursting with abundance and ready for harvesting. Dock, of […]

Rose Hip Recipe

Rose Hips Recipe

As we journey through fall and into winter and the earth gets ready to cover herself in an ever growing blanket of snow, we often forget that there are still wonderful wild edibles to explore. One of my favorites is the rose hip, the crimson colored fruit of the rose. It stands out, illuminated against […]

sheep sorrel

Sheep Sorrel and Purslane Soup Recipe

Sheep Sorrel and Purslane Soup Recipe Sheep Sorrel is a member of the buckwheat family. It grows wild throughout the United States and most of the world. It prefers rocky areas and open fields. Sheep Sorrel has been treated as a powerful medicinal plant for many years, with some research showing it’s effectiveness in shrinking […]

Pemmican Recipe

Pemmican Recipe -  The Indigenous Sausage (from tape transcript) The Native People of the temperate and northern regions of America developed a high-energy fast food that is easily transportable and long-storing.  We know it as pemmican, or pimikan in the Algonquin languages.  The term is derived from pimii, the Cree-Chippewa word for fat. This is […]