According to Eastern European legend, when Witch’s butter appears on the gate or door of one’s home that home (and the family) had been targeted by the spell of a witch. The only remedy to remove the evil spell was to pierce the jelly fungus with something sharp until it died.
When cooking edible wild foods leave no edible part behind! Maximizing lamb's quarters is easy and tasty! Using the leaves provides us with amazing nutrition, but so do the soft stems! Don't green bin them - roast them!
Weeds are plants that tell us where they want to grow – and there is a reason for this; they know better than we do! Sometimes they get a tad exuberant and they cross the line to become somewhat aggressive; but make no mistake, planet Earth is as much their home as it is ours.
Dandelion flowers are open once again and although these are viewed as a nuisance to some people – they add a cheerful colour to the landscape and are amazingly good for our health. In fact, dandelion greens are sold in most grocery stores nowadays! Some people consider dandelions a w
Forsythia bushes are not just for ornamental purposes. These springtime beauties have been an integral part of Chinese medicine for centuries and to this day, are used for many health ailments. As medicine, a cup of springtime tea or on a salad, forsythia flowers have many useful purp
Garlic mustard is a wild edible that has earned the title of being invasive in many geographical areas. This nutritious weed even made headline news in the Green Bay Press Gazette: “Invasive species get jumpstart from warm weather, DNR warns.” Hmmm… The March 31, 2012 story makes thi
Food really matters – and with two out of three cancers being related to food choices there is a wake-up call for all of us to start reading labels and stop putting faith into the system. Many items are approved by government agencies, yet whether these items act alone or synergistica
Free Food from Foraging is an eBook that is available for $4 a copy. This 20 page book discusses topics such as nutrition, soil nutrition, vitamins and supplements, food prices and food miles as well as offering foraging tips.
"Free Food from Foraging" comes in mobile, PDF and har
March is Nutrition Month and there's no better time to educate ourselves on the amazing nutrients that wild edible foods have. In addition, it's important to educate ourselves on the "real" nutrient levels in all the food and 'food-like' products we purchase at typical grocery stores.
Innovative ways to take care of your heart and your skin are in the first issue of Nutrition - Nature's Way! Never before have edible weeds been looked at this comprehensively as a possible means to help keep your heart healthy.
Taking care of your skin naturally is the simplest, m
Christmas is over and for those of you who are waiting for the special curbside pick-up to take away your tree – wait!
Why not capture all the amazing nutrients your tree has to offer? Yes, you can eat or drink your tree and your health will benefit from it!
Today is New Year’s Eve and this is a time in which many of us reflect on the year that’s ending and to contemplate what’s ahead in the coming year.
Many people are approaching 2012 with some apprehension as there is no shortage of evidence that the world as we know it, is about to
Last night I spent over two hours listening to Dr. Cass Ingram at a local venue. His knowledge of what is going on in the world politically, especially as it pertains to our health, is right on the mark. He started off the evening by stating, “It’s almost abnormal to be FULLY healthy
Wild grapes can be found growing in almost every climate. There are so many different varieties located in the far north, tropical areas and apparently, even the desert. Wild grape vines ‘grow like weeds’, therefore they can be easily trained to grow on a fence or any structure for t
Plants in autumn provide windows of wildcrafting opportunity for the fervent forager. Pickings are getting slim, but depending on where you live, there are still ample opportunities to collect autumn weeds before the frost hits.
Where I live, September brought some amazing temperat
There is and has been no shortage of negative news headlines when it comes to the lack of proper nutrition and poor health. Every nutritional angle imaginable has been covered from obesity to diseases, but one thing is for sure, for a country that boasts great food choices we sure are