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.

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…

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….