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Foraging Spruce Tips

The easily overlooked arrival of spruce tips in the late Spring has to be one of my favorite times of the year. It marks a time of transition, from early Spring to the richness of late Spring. Trees are finally greening out, the hummingbirds have arrived and the incandescent glow of orange poppies light up sidewalks ...
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A Dozen uses for Dandelions

If you are anything like me, you’ve got a love-hate relationship with Dandelions too. Growing up, I was my father's right hand gal when helping with lawn work. I was taught to have pride in your ya ...

Making Mead

If you like to ferment, then you almost have to love mead.  It can be supremely simple to make, and yet, some of the most dedicated and skilled fermentation specialists spend lifetimes creating compl ...