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Winter Survival: Lip Care

Behold!  The tenacious behaviour of the Calendula officinalis.  The batch of calendula flowers I left to go to seed never seemed to get the chance!  The frosts & snow came mighty early and they were like that until they were buried….I guess we’ll have a surprise in the spring if they managed to reseed! Tis… Continue reading Winter Survival: Lip Care

healing · shop

New Year all Year round

The end of the growing season approaches, the darkness fills in.  Our days are lined with tincture and vinegar jars flying open between batches of applesauce and filling the freezer with pastured pork, the kale just keeps on growing! Essentially keeping up with the tradition of taking stock of what we have – our food,… Continue reading New Year all Year round

nomadique · wild foods

Sea Buckthorned

Hippophae rhamnoides seaberry, sea buckthorn (seabuckthorn), argousier, siberian pineapple. I’ve got major respect for the tough plants.  As much as I do love my delicate flowers and trees, sometimes plants need to know how to look after themselves.  I also love plants that are known by several names.  They become elusive, almost conceptual plants that… Continue reading Sea Buckthorned

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The Spoils

Spoilage occurs mainly due to the high water content inherent in the structure of plants laid in oil.  Using jars that have not been cleaned thoroughly or improperly cared for also provokes spoilage in the steeping process.  You can check on your herb periodically by opening the jar, checking for mold and letting out any… Continue reading The Spoils