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Wildcrafted Soda to Capture the Essence of the Season

Wildcrafted soda is a unique and flavorful way to capture the essence of the season. Raspberries, wildflowers, and herbs offer enchanting flavor and color. Typical PNW summers are veritable painter’s palate of gastronomic inspiration.  The cool, often rainy climate gives…

Herbal Fermentations: Ginger Coriander Ale

After reviewing the Herbal Academy’s Craft Herbal Fermentation course, I brewed a batch of delightfully sunny Ginger Coriander Ale. Now I’m sharing this homemade ale recipe with you so you can make your own. Cheers! Fermentation.  It is kinda big word. …

Cardiovascular Herbs: Garlic & Honey Fermented Cloves

Garlic has outstanding cardiovascular and immune stimulating benefits. If the raw cloves are too much for you, consider honey fermented garlic. Garlic (Allium sativum) Energetics: Hot, dry.  Stimulating Therapeutic Actions: alterative, anticholesterol, antihypoglycemic, antilipidemic, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, expectorant,…

Spiced Hawthorn and Rose Hip Mead for a Joyful Heart

A beverage for a joyful heart! Spiced hawthorn and rose hip mead marries herbal medicine with fermented libation. A jolly cheers to you and yours! Fall has most certainly arrived.  Heavy Pacific Northwest winds and rains have rendered most of…

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Meet the Nitty Gritty Mama, Devon!

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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