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Strawberry Elderflower Sparkling Mead

A drink fit for the fairy queen herself, strawberry elderflower sparkling mead is a divine treat to transport us mere humans to ethereal places. The final weeks of spring and the first weeks of summer in the PNW are quite…

How to Make Exotically Scented Jasmine Tea at Home

Jasmine tea is an exotically scented, sensually delicious, but simple tea to make at home. Save money & “tea” like royalty with this DIY preparation. There are three potential areas of any given store that capture my attention more than…

Cardiovascular Herbs: Lovely Linden & Under Pressure Tea

When the pressures of day to day life have you bent out of shape, linden has your back. Sweet, fragrant linden offers anti-hypertensive & sedative action. Linden (Tilia spp.) Energetics: slightly warm, flowers – moist, leaves-dry Therapeutic Actions: astringent, antispasmodic, demulcent (flowers),…

Frothy Douglas Fir Infused Eggnog

Frothy, lightly spiced, and delightfully balsamic, this Douglas fir infused eggnog is a forage-y spin on this classic holiday drink! I gave my husband a sample of this Douglas fir infused eggnog.  He drank it with the hearty gusto of…

Wildcrafted Enchantment: Wild Rose Turkish Delight

If nostalgia, magic and wonder had a flavor, it would be like that of this Wild Rose Turkish Delight. Layers of rose flavored, candy confection. Can you be nostalgic for something that you have never experienced?  A time, a place,…

Summer Treats: Foraged Berry Sorbet with Lemon Verbena

The best of summer and berry season, this foraged berry sorbet is delightfully yummy, rich in musky berries and offset with bright notes of lemon verbena! Berries… The wild berries have arrived!  Himalayan blackberries, huckleberries, Oregon grapes and the ever…

Fairy Finery: Elderflower Marshmallows

Elderflowers hold great cultural significance & medicinal value, while elderflower marshmallows are just the touch of divine & decadent whimsy we all need. Oh, the glory of elderflower season is finally upon me! The frothy white blooms are bursting forth…

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I am an herbalist, farmer, cook, and forager. I get my hands dirty and am not afraid to do things the "hard way". Sharing my Nitty Gritty Life with you! Read More

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