eat your weeds

Rose and Peony Flower Infused Honey

Today is a perfect May day. I woke up and made coffee, opened the front door, and walked onto the front porch only to be...

Garlic Mustard Pesto Recipe – guilt-free foraging

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is out and about in my corner of North Carolina. This early summertime plant is lush, green, and easy to pull...

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...

Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine

I went foraging in downtown Asheville, right smack dab in the middle of the city. Normally, urban foraging isn't my favorite way to gather edible...

Goldenrod and Ginger Wine – One Gallon Recipe

I'm a fan of weeds and wine, as you well may know. I'm particularly a fan of foraging wild weeds and invasive plants for herbal...

Honeysuckle Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Honeysuckle has been one of my favorite flower friends since I was but a wee pixie. There was a special bush, an old-growth clump of...

Bees: More Than Honey

What's the buzz? When you are planning your garden for the upcoming spring season, don't forget to make a place for the pollinators! Everyone's aware...

A bit about Dandelion: Herbal and Culinary Recipes

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...

One Gallon of Mint Wine {Recipe}

Mint, mint, mint. Once you get a good patch of mint planted, you should quickly have more mint than you can ever figure out how...

Wild Fermented Dandelion Wine

Oh, well. It's best to make the most out of it and get a new batch going. There's no sense in whining when there are...

Wild Greens Pesto

There is a bounty of wild and cultivated green goodies just waiting to be enjoyed once you know they are there. Once you know what...

Three Recipes: Blackberry Bitters, Blackberry Cordial & Blackberry Simple Syrup

Summer days in these mountains mean many wonderful things - fireflies blinking in the dusk, sweet little songbirds chirping, frogs croaking, and one of my...

Hedgerow Jelly: a recipe from the wild places

What is a hedgerow? In the cultured, organized sense, it is meant to be a barrier of trees and shrubs planted to mark boundary lines...

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...

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...