herbal · ritual · wild foods

Herbal Grey

Time for a wee afternoon pickup, eh? If you’re like me and haven’t really been digging the black tea parade then you know what I’m missing.  You know those giant bags of Twinings Earl Grey?  That is what I am craving.  Not any fancy Nepal Black or Assam Banaspaty or even Darjeeling.  The cornflower and… Continue reading Herbal Grey

herbal · wild foods

Nephros

Tea of the day :: Calendula – horsetail – seaberry – joe pye weed – corn silk – fireweed Nephros- Pertaining to the kidneys, and essentially the urinary system. Kidney days The urinary system is composed of the kidneys, the bladder, ureter, and urethra. The supradrenal glands sit on top the kidneys on each side… Continue reading Nephros

garden · healing · wild foods

Plant Profile :: Nepeta cataria L.

Plant Profile :: Nepeta cataria :: Catnip :: Cataire Family :: Lamiaceae (mint) Found :: in garden borders, in garden design, edge & field habitat. Permaculture Zone 1-3.  Perennial flowering soft to semi-hard stemmed shrub.  Hardiness Zone 3-4. Parts Used :: Leaves, flowers.  Leaves have a toothed edge but the surface and underneath of the… Continue reading Plant Profile :: Nepeta cataria L.

garden · healing · wild foods

Time to Light the Flame

Here on the East Coast of North America, the summer solstice and first summer full moon have just come to pass. We seem to be getting all the precipitation that should be due on the West coast!          All this to say that our Leaf season is coming to a close, opening the… Continue reading Time to Light the Flame