Me: So I get to visit a bunch of forests on my trip.
Roommate: You mean buffets?
At last someone understands me
Japanese Hackweed (From Merriwether's Guide)
http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/03/japanese-hawkweed.html Scientific name(s): Crepis japonica and Youngia japonica What: young leaves and shoots, roots How: raw or cooked, roots roasted for coffee Where: disturbed areas When: winter/spring/fall Nutritional Value: minerals and antioxidants Other uses: After flower stalks have appeared mashed leaves can be used to soothe insect...
A Humbling Experience
There are many fields and meadows near my apartment complex. They make for a perfect place to gather edibles and just to hang out. Because of all the open space and the close proximity to downtown Houston, there is a high amount of homeless traffic that frequents the area. This trickles down into good samaritains frequenting the area to spread the “good news” and to hand out food. ...
sebulas: While the band went into the station to get food and water, I instead went to the nearby meadow to harvest dandelion flowers. They are tasty here in Arkansas.
Health Benefits of Radishes
I bought radishes for the first time….well ever the other day. My skin has started clearing up all of a sudden and I was wondering if there is a connection. After reading this I’m willing to believe the radishes are playing a part. All of the following is taken from: http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/health-benefits-of-radish.html Radish, the well known part of...
On Scarborough Fair (ballad) From Wikipedia
Symbolic Interpretations Parsley has been used as a digestant, which should take the bitterness out of certain comestibles. Some medieval physicians used this herb in a spiritual manner. Sage is renowned as a symbol of power. Rosemary represents fidelity, love, and remembrance and is therefore often used in traditional wedding customs. Rosemary for remembrance. Thyme symbolizes courage and...
Allergies Be Damned!
So as spring rolls around, the good old sniffly nose and stuffy eyes reared their ugly heads at me. By now, I’ve pretty much figured out how to kick it in my own body. Every person is a little different so I would suggest that you take this recipe, toy with it, test it out. It takes about a week to really kick in but there is no rebound effect like one gets with Allegra or the like. Osha...
The Green Witch: Cinnamon →
the-green-witch: Physical: Energizing. Aids with cold, flu, sore throat, circulation, nausea during pregnancy, menstrual cramps and discomfort, digestion, and congestion. Removes pain and stiffness, especially arthritis. Prevents heart diseases and colon cancer. Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal,…
Passion Flower Tea
It is a pretty common occurrence for me to make random teas when I’m feeling well just to enjoy the taste. There has been a bag of cut passion flowers and leaves sitting in my herb cabinet for ages and so I decided to open it up and see what it’s like. I put it and some lemon grass into the infuser and did my thing. 2 cups in I start to feel pretty relaxed and sleepy I look down at...
Wild Plant Survival Guide (iPhone app) →
Edible Plant App (android only) →
I couldn’t live where there were no trees— something vital in me would starve.– L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams (via moonsiren)