Herbal-Infused Vinegar

pouring vinegar over herbs in a bottle

Wild greens popping up in the forest and fields are among the first heralds of springtime. One of our favorite things to do with these mineral-rich plants is to make herbal-infused vinegar. It’s easy to do and offers lots of health benefits. What’s more, it’s a tasty way to preserve the freshness of early spring. […]

DIY Paint: Beautiful and 100% Natural

Do It Yourself (DIY) paint is a fabulous way to reduce the presence of toxins in your home.  Not to mention that it’s beautiful and improves the “vibe” of a space (the energy of clay tends to be calming and grounding).  Plus, it’s so safe that children, elders, or other folks who wouldn’t want to […]

American Persimmon Facts and Recipes

Botanical name: Diospyros virginiana Common names: American persimmon, ‘Simmon, Sugar Plum Family: Ebenaceae (Ebony family) Harvest time: October-November Uses: Food…so sweet!   Habitat and Cultivation tips for American persimmon American persimmons are generally found fruiting at an elevation between 700 and 2700 feet. They seem to prefer well drained soil, but are also found near […]

The Glories of Chickweed: Uses, Cultivation, Recipes, and More

  Stellaria media, Stellaria pubera Family: Caryophyllaceae/Pink family Harvest time: spring and fall Uses: food, medicine   Medicinal Uses of Chickweed Herbal actions: laxative, demulcent, refrigerant, anti-Inflammatory.  A poultice of chickweed can be especially useful topically for inflammation, abscesses, and anything itchy.  Internally, it’s a gentle laxative and is soothing to the digestive tract.  Not […]