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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