Tag: Spring

Remove Scotch Broom!

Share… Scotch Broom Removal Last chance to remove entire root and plant on your property and neighborhood before the flowers go to seed! Every spring, the yellow flowers of invasive Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius, pea family) line local roadways. Although pretty when in bloom, each plant can produce up to 40,000 seeds that can survive in the ground […]

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Yarrow Greens, Cottonwood Buds, Redbud Flowers & Chickweed

Share…April 9-20 9 I enjoyed the young greens of Yarrow today, chopped finely and added raw to other spring greens. They are slightly bitter, but still tasty. 10 Oak nut marzipan (keep this frozen as a favorite dessert to surprise your guests). 11 Eye wash: I had an eye infection and tested boiling Oregon Grape […]

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Spring Wild Salad, Elderberry Syrup, Ceanothus Flowers

Share…April 1st-8th 1 I collected Ceanothus (also called Buckbrush, Ceanothus cuneatus) flowers to dry and use to treat poison oak this summer. They were also used as soap and smell wonderful!   2 Watercress salad collected during a hike. It is slightly bitter but delicious!   3 I collected fresh Alder bark to experiment for […]

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Wild Celery, Currant Flowers, Bay Leaf Ice Cream

Share…March 19-31 19  Manzanita/Douglas Fir Cider Simmer 4 cups leftover seeds/skin from making Manzanita sugar to 12 cups water for 20 minutes. Add 4 cups Douglas Fir branches and turn off heat. Let steep for 10 minutes. Strain and refrigerate. Use within 1 week.   20 I tried Currant flowers on my salad (Ribes nevadense). […]

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