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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. …

Urinary Herbs: Uva-Ursi for Good Bladder Health & Relief

Uva-ursi, sometimes called bearberry, is an outstanding tonifying and antiseptic herb with benefits for urinary and renal health. Uva-ursi: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Herbal Energetics: cool/dry. Bitter Therapeutic Actions: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic Folks, it is time we get familiar with our kidneys and…

Virtually Sinless Peanut Butter Burdock Cookies

Cookies without guilt or sin?  Behold Peanut Butter Burdock Cookies — an indulgence for the health minded herbalist with a sweet tooth. This burdock root recipe is so good that you’ll forget that they are good for you! Before I…

With a Friend Like Hawthorn

A solid friend when you need it, hawthorn is an invaluable heart tonic. Savory hawthorn cranberry syrup gives you forager cred and amazing flavor. With the week’s forecast of heavy rains, high winds and extensive flooding, I am seeking the…

Citrus Herb Seasoning Salt

Flavorful and pretty, this citrus herb seasoning salt will add a spark to any dish. Edible gifts have always been some of my favorite gift to give and receive…  Obviously, I am highly motivated by food…  After all, I have…

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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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