Making Bitters






Bitters – A much-maligned and under-utilized flavor especially in the U.S. Incorporating things like kale, dandelion greens, mustard greens, collard greens, etc. into your diet is a great idea. You can use these greens to make a tasty appetizer salad topped with homemade herbal vinegar and oil dressing. But you can also have a fun …

Growing Nettles






Nettles are a favorite spring treat. I know, you may not have fond memories of its stinging stems, neither do I, but the nutrients and health benefits it provides are pretty awesome. I’m fortunate enough to have a couple of very productive stands on our homestead that yield plenty of nettles for spring eating. I …

Growing Burdock






If you have any kind of fields at all (farmer, homesteader, rancher and so on) you’ve probably heard of burdock and wish it would disappear from the planet. There are times when I’ll be driving along a highway, look over and see burdock dominating a field. In some places, like British Columbia, it is considered …

Recipe: No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Dandelion Bars






I honestly tried to find a shorter title for this recipe but wasn’t feeling the creative juices flowing. If you have an idea what we could name it after you have made these, let me know. I’m open to suggestions. This is actually a recipe that I adapted from JoyFoodSunshine  One of the great things …

Book Review: Healing Herbal Infusions






I’m always on the lookout for a practical herb book I can recommend to beginning herbalists, but I especially like them if I think there are gems in there that even advanced herbalists will benefit from and Healing Herbal Infusions is no exception. Achievable Recipes Colleen Codekas has created a book filled with wonderful recipes …