Category: Spring Blog Posts

Edible Wild Blossoms

Share…With all the health advice out there, how come no one has told us we need to eat more flowers? I think nibbling on the sweet blossoms of spring has to be good for the mind & body. What is the color of a Redbud’s flowers- fuchsia – magenta? I’m astounded by it each spring, […]

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DIY – Doug Fir Soda

Share…Douglas Fir is one of my favorites for vitamin-c rich tea, sorbet or probiotic soda. Use the needles year round, but for the highest content of Vitamin C, harvest the bright green tips in late winter or early spring. This 4-minute film shows how to make your own sparkling Douglas Fir soda, wonderful for the digestion […]

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Its Fir Tip Time!

Share…Every spring, I eagerly anticipate the emergence of Douglas Fir tips. My favorite recipes are simply adding the tips to your water bottle when out on a spring hike, making a probiotic fir tip soda, or creating a fir tip sorbet to delight your friends and family. Enjoy these recipes and post any you come […]

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Coyote Mint Chocolates

Share…Coyote Mint Chocolates Collect leaves of Monardella villosa in spring or summer, prior to flowering. 1 cup raw cacao butter 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1/4-1/2 dried and finely ground Coyote Mint leaves 1/4 cup raw, local honey to taste 2 Silicon Molds (available in cooking stores) Method -Melt cacao butter in the sun. If […]

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Spring Native Plant Sales

Share…Spring plant sales offer an opportunity to add natives to your backyard that are attractive in the landscape, drought-resistant and useful for gourmet food and effective home medicine. I’ve been busy looking through my garden for empty spots where I can add more native gems and making my list of what beautiful plants I hope […]

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