Fried Dandelion Flower Fritters

Yum…Batter fried dandelion blossoms (or fritters) are delicious! I rarely fry anything, but battered flower blossoms are an exception. These dandelion fritters taste like a vegetable tempura and can be served with maple syrup, honey, or a tangy dipping sauce! Even plain old Ranch dressing served on the side is a treat. Want to try … Continue reading Fried Dandelion Flower Fritters

Linguine with Mussels and Dandelion Greens.

We were very happy to pick a beautiful bunch of dandelion greens. They were promptly drizzled with a little bit of basil oil and devoured. Dandelions, seen as a noxious weed by some and a source of outdoor entertainment by others (who hasn't made a wish and blown on a puff of dandelion seeds?) are … Continue reading Linguine with Mussels and Dandelion Greens.

Dandelion and Pumpkin Seed Pesto.

People can be protective about their pesto recipes and approaches. A little extra garlic or the special way they grind down the pesto? It's the magic touch. This is large because pesto is so adaptable: you can create a signature pesto of your own using different nuts, greens, cheeses and spices. And that is exactly … Continue reading Dandelion and Pumpkin Seed Pesto.

Homeopathy Helleborus.

Black Hellebore / Christmas Rose Helleborus niger The homeopathic remedy Helleborus is prepared organically from the plant called Helleborus niger (common names Christmas rose or black hellebore). This evergreen plant produces dark-hued, rubbery, palmately parted leaves that appear on stems which grow up to a height of 9 inches to 12 inches (23 cm to … Continue reading Homeopathy Helleborus.

Bearberry.

Arctostaphylos uva ursi or Arbutus uva ursi Also, Known As: Arberry Bearberry Bear's-grape Crowberry Foxberry Hog Cranberry Kinnikinnick Mealberry Mountain Box Mountain Cranberry Red Bearberry Sagackhomi Sandberry Upland Cranberry Uva Ursi The uva ursi herb, which is more commonly known as the bearberry is a small and evergreen shrub belonging to the plant order: Ericaceae. … Continue reading Bearberry.

Blue Flag.

Iris versicolor Also, Known As: Blue Flag Blue Iris Flag Lily Fleur-de-lis Flower-de-luce Iris Liver Lily Poison Flag Snake Lily Water Flag Wild Iris Blue flag (botanical name, Iris versicolor) is also known as wild iris and it prevails nearly all over the West. The appearance of the blue flag is similar to that of … Continue reading Blue Flag.

Cardamom Health Benefits.

What Is Cardamom Scientific Name: Elettaria cardamomum Other Names: Amomum cardamomum, Bai Dou Kou, Black Cardamom, Cardamome de Malabar, Cardamome Noire, , Cardamome Verte, Cardamomo, Cardomom, Cardomomi Fructus, Ela, Elettaria cardamomum, Green Cardamom, Huile Essentielle de Cardamome, Indian Cardamom. Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) is a plant that is native to India, Bhutan and Nepal in the … Continue reading Cardamom Health Benefits.

Cardamom Tea.

Cardamom has many health benefits from detoxification, oral health, digestion. Usually, it's the seeds in the cardamom pods that hold flavor and you can remove the seeds and then blend to have a powder, but I felt that using the pods/ shells reduces the work, later you can sieve it to get a fine powder. HOW TO … Continue reading Cardamom Tea.

Our “Little Shop Of Horror” 2014

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I wanted to share a unique sunflower we grew 2 years ago. The photo in the post Sunflowers are our flowers we grew 2 years ago as well.

We had, somehow, inadvertently, grew our own “Little Shop Of Horror’s.” We had folks from all over the world taking photo’s, and I had shared this with my friends at a very interesting Venus Fly Trap shop.

Is she not a beauty in her own right?

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Cinnamon.

Most of us think of spices as incidental to our diets, but perhaps it's time to update our appreciation of these flavorful, and powerfully health-promoting, seasonings. Spices are defined as any "aromatic vegetable substance." The key word is the vegetable. Derived from "vegetables" in the form of tree bark {cinnamon}, seed {nutmeg}, or fruit {peppercorns}, spices … Continue reading Cinnamon.