Getting The Garden ready

We at Heartwood Health, Art & Yoga LOVE the gardening season.  Our organic gardens have gorgeous beds and produce for multiple families, plus some. Today some seeds got started in the greenhouse, and the beds are getting organic fertilizer and mulched.  So excited to get started.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup & Kale Salad

I’m one of the “Heartwood Chefs” that doesn’t always stay on the straight and narrow when it comes to food.  I’ve had my battles trying to get off the sugar, and when life gets overwhelmingly busy, I have a tendency toward running and grabbing dinner somewhere, and that is usually at the wrong time and…

Organic Golden Mushroom Chowder

MUSHROOMS! They are literally everywhere.  It’s quite wonderful.  And I love learning about the ones you can eat.  Last year, picking and eating chanterelles from the woods here, made me eager to get out there again.  I have harvested so many gorgeous mushrooms.  It’s kind of exciting.  Last night, I made a creamy mushroom soup. …

BEautiFuL BASIL! Recipes and Bio

Lots!!! of Basil this harvest!  So I am on the path to find and discover new recipes to use Basil I have put it out there to a Facebook group for ideas.  What do YOU do with your tons of Basil?  My favorite of all time recipes for basil is over pasta, fresh with tomatoes,…

Making Comfrey Oil and Salve

Thanks to Wildly Natural Skin Care for this great information on Comfrey.   Making and Using Comfrey Oil Comfrey oil (Symphytum officinale) is another potent herbal remedy for skin care. It is high in allantoin, a mucilaginous healing substance that causes cell growth. An old European folk remedy, many uses of comfrey abound. Being mucilaginous,…

White Wine Preserved Chanterelles

Onward with my attempts to preserve my chanterelle harvest…  So I have already done the frozen in water, dehydrated a few loads, and now I am trying the canned white wine chanterelles.  I am adding some globe basil to the jars for my herbal addition choice.   I found this idea on this great thread…

Superfood Kale Salad

thank you  http://www.theearthdiet.org/15/post/2013/04/superfood-kale-salad.html Total making time: 15 minutes Serves: 3 people Ingredients: One head of Kale One Avocado 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar 2 Tablespoons of Flax Oil 3 Tablespoons of Liquid Aminos (or Coconut “Soy Sauce” or 1 teaspoon of himalayan salt) 4 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast 4 Tablespoons of Sunflower Seeds Action: 1….

Christina’s Organic Chocolate Balls

Now, most of us here in Heartwood have experienced these treats Christina whips up to keep us all healthy, and these are our favorite. Christina made these while we traveled, and here’s her recipe … Note: Pecans should be soaked and dehydrated if possible – Almonds should also be soaked. In your VitaMixer, turn these…

Christina’s Superfood Raw Berry Pie

  While visiting Sea Island with Christina and her family, I was lucky enough to get to watch Christina make (and EAT) her yummy Raw Berry Pie.  Okay, this pie is amazing, so expect to eat more than one piece, but if you have more willpower than I do, it’s a suitable freezer item for…

Lamb’s Quarters – What to do …

I found this great thread on Lamb’s Quarters on my search for information and recipes on these beautiful strong plants …. Thank you to Mariquita Farm for this information 🙂 Chenopodium album: also called lamb’s quarters, white goosefoot, fat hen. This is a common weed that is one of those marvelous wild plants that’s completely edible, delicious and nutritious….