Tag: dandelion

My happy place (the birth story)

It happened, y'all! We did it! The wee pixie has been born, she is wonderful, awake and alert, and growing stronger day by day! Alia Mielle emerged on June 6, 2018, after a very long labor. For 36 hours she and I rode the intense waves of contractions together, worked on moving her down and out, and it took us both ...

Book Review: Claire Goes Foraging

Independent authors and artists who are creating and publishing their own works are awesome! I've got a special book and author to share with you today! Click to buy your copy on Amazon (Margaret's preferred venue) Margaret Aycock is a talented artist who is also an avid forager. She works to share her ...

herbal miracle cure

This will cure cancer! Herbal Miracle Cure!

Step right up, folks! Don't be shy! I've got some amazing news for you! Crowd in closer so you all can hear! How many of you suffer from aches and pains? Does your granny have gout? Are your children sickly and pale? Well, don't you worry any more! This miracle cure will fix all of you right up! Take a spoonful ...

A gem of a Dandelion Wine recipe!

It started on Pinterest, browsing for brewing goodies, when I was directed to this gorgeous recipe on a forum called "X Marks the Scot."  The image that led me there belonged to a gentleman who started a thread in the forum titled "My Irish Grandmother's Recipe for Dandelion Wine." Well, that got MY attention. I ...

Dreaming of Spring: A Bitter Tonic Tea

Dreaming of Spring: A Bitter Tonic Tea   It's easy to get lazy during a winter hibernation time...there's rich holiday food and drink, desire to drown oneself in a sea of carb-laden foods, and hot toddies everywhere you turn! But as the new year begins and the days begin to offer more light, we turn ...

Dandelion Recipes (and infographic!)

Dandelions. Dandelions are amazing! My longtime readers know that I often wax poetic about this despised "weed" - I sing songs to plants I find in my yard, stick flowers in my hair, and end up with yellow fingertips all spring long from preparing flowers for all sorts of dandelion recipes. I've made quite a ...

herbs for UTI

Herbs to Prevent and Treat Urinary Tract Infections

Ouch. Uh-oh. I know that small, pinching burning pain. I've felt that before. If you've ever had to live with urinary tract infections, that small sting that comes just as you finish peeing is a feeling that you tend not to forget! I had that feeling one morning recently and jumped into action - I don't ...

Wild Fermented Dandelion Ginger Wine

It is a beautiful spring, but I'm singing the blues. I'm down to my last bottle of dandelion wine from last year, and now I have to make more! It will be months before I can drink more of this delicious, nutritious nectar! Oh, well. I'll make the most out of it and get a new batch going. There's no sense in ...

Dandelion Flower Infusion and Syrup

Infusion first, syrup second! There are only a few dandelions in my yard this year, which is the opposite of a problem as far as most people are concerned! NOT ME. I want dandelions; root, leaf, and flower! There are so many wonderful ways to use this humble flower in applications both culinary and medicinal. ...

Eat your weeds and wildflowers

I have to ask you a favor....it isn't a favor for me, specifically.  It's a favor for all of us...STOP USING PESTICIDES! Not all bugs are bad, and in fact, many are very beneficial to have around. We really need our bees and our wild pollinators! Butterflies and praying mantises, ladybugs and dragonflies, fireflies ...

beeblossomcindythomas

The Beauty of Spring Equinox

Bee on Blossom by C. Thomas Happy Spring Equinox! Today is the official first day of spring...the vernal equinox. That is the day in our year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth. I can see it happening...my own mama (Hey ...

dandelion by Modern Scribe Photography - featured on "Dandelion Fritters" recipe on pixiespocket.com

Recipe Box: Dandelion Fritters

I looked around my yard yesterday, and realized with a gasp that all of the dandelions that were proliferating on my path had gone, poof!  But but but but...I didn't even get a chance to make Dandelion Mead this year!  I hope they will come back, I expect dandelions to hang around longer than one month!  *grumble ...

Circle and Circle and Circles again…

What a month it has been...camping, festivals, dear friends visiting my home and looking to put down roots in these sweet mountains.  There's been patterns woven, and circles coming 'round to completion. It makes me feel grounded, centered, and in tune with the world around me. A part of being in tune with your ...

Dandelion and Violets: A Joyful Herbal Infusion

I am sipping a lovely cup of Spring. When I nipped meself outside yesterday to feed the chickens (and spoil the neighbor's goats because I'm a sucker for a pitiful bleat), I found my yard sprinkled with golden coins, sparkling in the pooling sunlight. Springtime had arrived! The Dandelions are finally here! ...

Learning about Native Appalachian Plants and Herbs

Amber by Modern Scribe Photography Howdy, everyone...I hope Spring's been keeping you as joyfully busy as it's been keeping me! Between building the chicken coop, filling honey orders, and jumping on the trampoline, I've been keeping the growing things tended. Oh, yes...I've been exploring and cultivating my ...