TAG : foraging

Elderberry vs Poke Berry Identification

Elder (Sambucus canadensis, s.nigra), known as the "people's medicine chest", is one of my favorite allies.  In my backyard "elder forest" they grow as something between a bush and small trees at a height of 10-13 feet.  In June, I use elderflowers in delicious edible and medicinal ...

Marshmallow – Podcast

Part of our series on Herbs and Herbals, this episode focuses on Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) Host: JoAnne Bauman Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs Find Marshmallow from Mountain Rose Herbs! Heirloom Gardener - Healing Mallows JoAnne's Website: Prairie Magic Herbals   Check out ...

Sumac’s Numerous Uses, Including Sumac-ade!

Sumac grows pretty abundantly here in the Midwest.  You'll see it along highways, roadsides, in parks and on the edges of yards. I think it looks rather stately in late summer and early fall with its reddish fruit, called drupes, popping out from the green vegetation. There is a poisonous ...

Rose Petal Jelly Recipe

"Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan Some of the roses grown in my garden include: Row 1: Constance Spry, Alchymyst, Paul's Himalayan Musk Row 2: Rugosas:  Therese Bugnet, Rubra, Alba Row 3: Konigen Von Danemark, Eglantine (leaves ...

Pickled Dandelion Buds Recipe

Are dandelions taking over your "lawn"?   Dandelions are healthful and pretty darned tasty.  Forage your lawn - one that has NOT been sprayed with any chemicals.  Betty Fikes Pillsbury shows you an easy refrigerator pickle recipe for the buds of dandelions. Here's a video showing how to ...

Making Sage and Ginger Tea

https://youtu.be/pkNh-eV5vBM How to make a soothing tea for a sore throat using fresh ginger and dried sage.

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