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Drinking Vinegar: Foraged Wild Blackberry Sage Shrub

This foraged wild blackberry sage shrub is cooling, sweet, with subtle earthy herbal overtones — perfect for summer beverages! Shrubs, also known as drinking vinegar, would seem to be the lasted hipster trend.  Actually, though, shrubs were all ole time-y…

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…

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,…

Wild Rose Petal Jelly & Scottish Scones

Wild rose petal jelly and authentic Scottish scones befitting of the most elegant “tea time” treat. Elevating foraged fare and biscuits to sublime levels. I talk a lot about scent memories.  Scent is closely tied to memory and emotion.  Scents…

Eat the Weeds: Wild Weed Pesto

Before the glorious days of summer deliver us loads of basil, consider these nutritious and free beauties for a wild weed pesto! It is the time of year when the nurseries are stocked with little pots of lovely green herbs…

Magical Douglas Fir Shortbread Cookies

Magical, foraged & festive, these Douglas fir (ubiquitous tree of the Pacific Northwest) shortbread cookies with allspice and ginger are sure to delight! As luck or Mother Nature would have it, the unprecedented hot dry summer has spiraled into a…

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