Winter is ticking into springtime and a lot of our garlic braids are starting to germ! There is nothing wrong with the herb, but we have so much left over and ready to be transformed into a delicious & soothing remedy for the changing seasons. I start by clearing any shrivelled or mouldy cloves… Continue reading Honey Infused Garlic
The morning coffee game has never been stronger. I used to just pour hot water over preground coffee beans, serve with some cream and just a touch of sugar. I’m not sure when exactly I started wanting to drink less coffee. When my migraines started to get really bad, or when I feel the effects… Continue reading 6 Shades of Gold
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.
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
2014 is here! Bursting through the underbelly of winter, greenness prevails! Dried nettles are a wonderful source of the real summer dirt. If you’re like me and you know its going to be a least 5 months before you get to see the bare earth again, despair not! Throw a handful of nettles into a… Continue reading Beginnings : URTICA
Post-holiday reading frenzy! Winter includes a lot of hunkering down and that’s not always a bad thing. We received many wonderful books as gifts, mostly of the food growing and reaping variety. The gardening season is 5 months away by that doesn’t stop us from tracing our future along the contours of snowy hills. Here’s… Continue reading Exude