Month: February 2012

Winter Health Support: Yerba Santa, Douglas Fir

Share…February 17-29 17 Elderberry Syrup for cold 18 Yerba Santa, Grindelia, Oregon Grape Tea for congestion and fighting flu We are still working on getting the whole family healthy. My 4-year-old and my 12-year-old are finally both drinking my teas! 19 Yerba Santa, Grindelia, Oregon Grape Tea for congestion and cold 20 Yerba Santa, Grindelia, […]

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Manzanita Cider, Manzanita Blossoms at Historic Sac Cemetery

Share…February 9-16 9 Watercress and Miner’s Lettuce Salad 10 Manzanita Cider  It was actually in the 70’s today, so I made a refreshing Manzanita cider from berries collected this summer and served it on ice. Make sugar by grinding berries on medium low in food processor or blender for two minutes. Use a wooden spoon […]

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Miner’s Lettuce Salad w/Manzanita Blossoms

Share…February 1-8 1 Watercress snack while hiking 2 Chamise Tea I tried making tea from 1 tablespoon chamise steeped for 10 minutes in 2 cups hot water. It didn’t have much flavor, so next time I’ll try doubling the amount of Chamise. 3 Miner’s Lettuce Salad [photo] I picked this beautiful spring green this morning […]

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Spring Native Gardening Tips

Share…Our plants tell us when spring arrives. Suddenly, buds swell and tiny leaves appear on bare branches. Perennials get green sprouts at the base and leafy spikes appear from hidden bulbs. But there is often a false spring in February, with more winter and freezing weather still to come. Here are some things to do […]

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Tasting the Land: Local Health for Humans and our Habitat

Share…The start of a new year offers an opportunity to question our daily choices. Given the overwhelming number of new processed food ingredients that have proven cancerous and the infiltration of GMO’s into our food supply – not to mention all the new foods and antioxidants that claim to provide a solution – it’s hard […]

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