Seaweed Recipe: Kelp Energy Bars

Since our friend Rosalee moved in with us, Kelp Energy Bars have become our new favorite family treat and seaweed recipe. Rosalee brought this seaweed recipe to us. She made a batch at our house, and we have been snacking on them ever since. I’ve even made them and brought them to a couple of…

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Seaweed Recipes: Sea Zest

The recipe for Sea Zest combines three sources of nutritional powerhouses for a tasty herbal seasoning that adds zest to vegetables, meats, sandwiches, salads, and possibly even ice cream. It’s one of the very best of seaweed recipes. The basic recipe includes sesame seeds, kelp fronds, and stinging nettle leaf. Sesame Seeds Sesame seeds are…

Homemade Root Beer Recipe

In the fall, the plants return their vital energy to their roots as they prepare for the cold, dormant winter. So this is the optimal time to dig and harvest the roots – burdock, dandelion, comfrey… sassafras, sarsaparilla… What more delicious way to bring the nourishing, healing properties of the roots into our diet than…

Fermented Foods: Fermented Pickle Recipe

Well, pickling cucumbers are ON at the farm where we get our vegetables, so I thought it would be fun to share a fermented foods pickle recipe. We choose to make fermented pickles instead of vinegar pickles because not only do we love the way they taste, we love the health benefits of eating fermented…

Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

Did you ever think you could make your OWN homemade vanilla extract? We have a tasty vanilla extract recipe for you today. Vanilla may be one of the most popular dessert flavors. From straight up vanilla ice cream to baked goods made with vanilla extract, most of us have been tasting vanilla all our lives….

Mashmallow

Marshmallow Root

I love single herbs that seemingly do everything. Their complexity could inspire a lifetime of devotion to learning the intricate ways they could be used for food and medicine, as well as the ways they support their habitat and the gifts they bring the earth. Single herbs that can be used in a variety of…

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Canker Sore Remedy

Canker sores are oral ulcers or open sores in the mouth. They may be an indication of a weakened immune system. Recently we needed a canker sore remedy for our four year old daughter Hailey, and discovered a tincture mix that worked great!

How to Make Balm of Gilead or Cottonwood Oil

Many people think you have to wait until spring to harvest herbs. It is in the middle of winter that I can make “balm of gilead” oil with one of my favorite botanical medicines, cottonwood buds. If you have a cottonwood grove where you live, you know the amazing aroma the trees give off. The…

Herbal Remedy for Stress

I added this featured section because there were so many people emailing me wanting an herbal remedy for stress. In addition, many ailments and diseases people experience are a result from stress. The most common being colds and flus. So, whether you have a condition that resulted from stress or you are experiencing stress and…