Recipe: Mineral-Rich Herbal Vinegars

Vinegar extracts the vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, essential oils, and some alkaloids from plants as well flavors. The acidic nature of vinegar assists in the uptake of calcium and iron into our cells. For those dealing with health issues such as anemia, arthritis, and bone loss, herbal vinegars can be helpful in restoring health.

garlicbowlDrizzle your vinegars on cold noodle salads, stir fry, fruit, spinach and/or field green salads, cooked greens.
Marinate seafood, pork, ...

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Recipe: Pickled Dandelion Flower Buds

Use these pickled buds as a condiment like any pickle; mix into tuna, egg, green or potato salad; and enjoy straight from the jar!

When making pickled dandelion flower buds, you’ll want to make sure the flower buds have not opened yet. Check out the picture on the right. The top is a dandelion flower bud that has not opened yet. The bottom is a flower that has opened, been pollinated, and ...

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Roasted Dandelion Roots

The entire dandelion plant is a primo liver healer and strengthener. We can live without our fingers, we can lose an arm and still keep going, but we can’t live without our liver! Dandelion nourishes and strengthens our immune system. It is a digestive bitter, as it heals and nourishes the entire digestive tract. It helps us to get full nutrition from the foods we eat, and tones and nourishes the spleen, skin, nerves, kidneys, glands, urinary, circulatory, lymph, and gallbladder. It ...

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Plant Medicine for the Herbal Reluctant

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The lushness of spring is breathtaking here in the Pacific Northwest. The soil warms and the plants are lift their leaves and flowers to take in the sun, water, and the breath of all life around them.

Spending time in the garden, prattling about weeding, hoeing, planting are all first steps to healing with herbs. Breathe in their scent and the oxygen they give. ...

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Recipe: Nettle Pesto

 

 

Nettle Pesto!

 

 

Nothing says, “See ya, winter!” like harvesting nettles in the early spring for food and medicine. After a long dark winter, harvesting nettles is a very welcome treat. For me, the abundance of chlorophyll, antioxidants, macro and micro nutrients, and alkaloids in nettles provides the quintessential shot of life that can be so badly needed.

Not only are nettles incredibly ...

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