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. […]

Pickling techniques: Lacto-fermentation vs. Vinegar

Aren’t pickles fun?  They’re such a great way to preserve the harvest, plus making pickles gives you a chance to experiment with flavor combinations.  Not to mention, pickles of all kinds make great snacks and accompaniments to meals. Here we explore two very different ways to turn vegetables into pickles:  lacto-fermentation and vinegar pickling (with […]

DIY Paint: Beautiful and 100% Natural

woman making color palatte with DIY paint

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 […]