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10 Holistic Cold & Flu Remedies

1.  Garlic Tea  Garlic tea might not sound that tasty but I assure you it’s not that bad and it is definitely worth it. Garlic has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity which is very helpful when trying to fight something off. Eating a whole clove of garlic would also help but its […]

How To Save Seeds From Your Garden

After flowering, all plants produce seed. This is one way in which plants reproduce. Seed comes in many different types, shapes and sizes. Seeds are also spread in many ways. Seeds in pods – when ripe, the pods such as those on Broom can explode and split open and the seeds shoot out. Hooked seeds […]

Edible Wild Plants: Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus Tuberosus)

Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas. It is also cultivated widely across the temperate zone for its tuber, which is used […]

Edible Wild Plants: Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca Sativa)

Once one of the most important vegetables in the American diet, the Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca Sativa) has fallen increasingly into obscurity over the last hundred years. Home-cooking has been replaced by fast food and pre-packaged meals, while gardening has become more of a curiosity than a norm-and both of these trends have conspired against this […]

Methods For Preserving Meat

When we think of preserved meats, the thought is usually associated with packaged meats from the supermarket. However, with just a little bit of knowledge, meats can be preserved safely and effectively right from the comfort of home. There are several ways to preserve meat. Some of the most popular methods are as follows. Storage […]

Edible Wild Plants: Northern Bugleweed (Lycopus Uniflorus)

Northern Bugleweed (Lycopus Uniflorus) is a species of flowering plant in the mint family. It is native to much of North America, where it can be found most often in moist areas, such as marshes. This is a perennial herb growing from a slender rhizome with thickened, tuberlike tips. The plant grows upright 10 to […]

Edible Wild Plants: Field Garlic / Wild Garlic (Allium Vineale)

Field Garlic (Allium Vineale) aka Wild Garlic is a tough and very rank species which infests fields, pastures and roadsides of the Atlantic states and from New York southward so often flavors the late-winter and early-spring milk with garlic oil, is apparently not valued as human food. It belongs in the excessively strong-flavored series of […]

Winter Driving Techniques

A fairly nasty winter storm will be affecting the region where I live today with total accumulation ranging from 3 to 5 inches of snow. So with that being the case I figured it would be a perfect time to write up an article about Winter Driving Techniques so we can make sure that everyone […]

Edible Wild Plants: Winter Cress / Yellow Rocket (Barbarea Vulgaris)

Winter Cress (Barbarea Vulgaris) also known as Yellow Rocket is one of the most commonly found winter wild edible plants. The leaves are available all year round, even in the winter, especially if the weather is mild. Winter is a tough time for foragers stuck in a northern climate zone. Leaves have fallen and are […]

Edible Wild Plants: Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum Trilobum)

The Highbush Cranberry (Viburnum Trilobum) is a deciduous shrub growing to 4-5 m tall. The bark is gray and rough and has a scaly texture. The stems arch and are very dense, and the twigs are a reddish-brown color. The leaves are opposite, three-lobed, 6-12 cm long and 5-10 cm broad, with a rounded base […]

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