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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.