Mulberry Summer

Gifts from nature and our new land.  A cross between a blueberry and a raspberry.  Juicy and tasting of early summer, these gifts plentiful across the vast branches of the trees we could not identify.  This is indeed a new world of beauty and bounty. Mulberries.  I had heard the name but had never experienced…

The Enchanted Wild Garden

Glints of light catch my eye.  Dancing fairies zipping by? I found a toy army man standing tall between two beets.  A gift, a laugh, a mystery treat. I went to take a photo of the toy that something left.  Gnomes to blame for the theft? No longer there. The raindrops sing on plant’s fragrant…

A Little Urban Farm

The lines of my urban farm are not straight.  The butter lettuce comes up weaving like a snake across its plot along side peas who are trying to climb the lattices set forth.  Each section of my front yard is a country.  The rainbow is Ireland.  In Ireland I have planted traditional foods, such as…

Make Your Own Ginger Brandy for Tummy Troubles (works in minutes)

You know that moment in the middle of the night when you realize you shouldn’t have eaten that?  Digestive issues are never fun.  Stumbling around in the dark trying to find something to take to stop the discomfort… I can never find my medicine bag (or the living room) in moments like that, but lucky…

Foraging for Goose Foot (cooking with wild foods)

You needn’t search far for goose foot, also known as lamb’s quarters.  You can see by the shape why it was referred to as goose foot.  You could also look for common mallow.  Or purslane (The highest source of Omega 3 available.)  And of course, dandelions. Oh my, the list does go on.  Mother Nature…

Beltane (aka May Day, what is it? is it evil? and how to celebrate)

  Beltane is the lovely celebration between the spring equinox and the summer equinox.  All of the original Celtic ceremonies were agricultural holidays.  Traditions always made things sweeter and the intentions and prayers uttered and the community gatherings were looked forward to.  Anyone can celebrate the original holidays regardless of their chosen religion because they came…