A mindful approach and education are crucial before you embark on any foraging adventure. With the rising popularity of foraging (or “wildcrafting”, as we herbalists say), embracing a role of stewardship ensures wild edible and medicinal plants remain abundant for future generations.
“Crocodile skin” can happen at any time of year, especially after winter. Here is a way to upcycle your kitchen scraps into three divine body scrubs that are guaranteed to give your lacklustre skin a lift. Coffee grounds, citrus peel and nut milk pulp scraps are at the heart of these three recipes, so think…
Ready to learn to make onion honey cough syrup for minor coughs and upper respiratory tract infections? This simple recipe combines the soothing properties of onion (Allium cepa) and honey. We’ll also explore additional ingredients like ginger, thyme, and turmeric to enhance the health benefits. Does honey really work to soothe a cough? Honey has…
Ready to make this simple, spreadable, naturally fermented milk kefir cheese? Milk kefir grains can be super active, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll often have an overabundance of fermented kefir. This is the tastiest way to use it. Once you have mastered this basic recipe, you can experiment with herbs and spice and…
Nasturtiums, also called “nose-twisters” or “nose-tweakers,” derive their name from the Greek word meaning “to twist” because of the peppery taste in the flowers, leaves, and seeds! Infuse these vibrant blooms in vinegar to create a tart tonic to complement your pantry staples.
Delicious, fizzy milky goodness. For thousands of years, people have been making and enjoying milk kefir. This healthy fermented drink is easy to make at home and requires no special equipment, just a tablespoon of active milk kefir “grains” and whole cow, sheep, goat, camel or buffalo milk.
Fire cider is a pungent and fiery tonic packed with aromatic antimicrobial herbs and spices. Traditionally taken to ward off respiratory infections such as colds and flu. It is a modern form of an ancient herbal medicine called an oxymel. What’s more, this humble homemade remedy has also had its fair share of controversy!
Almost vertical mountain slopes, crazy weather and abundant wildlife – these are just some of the factors that make establishing a productive garden in nipaluna | Hobart challenging. We visited four gardens, thriving in their mountainous homes and providing an abundance of food for their creators and communities.
Have you ever wondered how your kombucha SCOBY works? This rubbery little biochemical factory seems almost magic in the way it can transform sugary tea into a tart, effervescent, nutrient rich beverage. If you are curious about how it weaves its magic, read on!