Last week my friend and I drove to Asheville for a great adventure!
Our first stop was Pangaea Plants, LLC. It is about an hour outside of Asheville, and the farm is owned and run by Gabriel Noard. His farm is biodynamic certified, organic certified and GAP (Good Agriculture Practice) certified. He grows mostly herbs and some gourmet vegetables. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about foraging for Purslane and using it for fermenting, eating fresh, infusing into vinegar and finally making into a salve. This salve is inexpensive and easy to make as it makes use of a foraged weed for the main ingredient! It is good for soothing skin irritations and inflammation such as bug bites, rashes and burns. Continue reading
I found a new friend the other day! Purslane (Portulaca oleracea). It is growing in one of the hoop houses at UGArden as a weed. Once I figured out what it was and researched more, I was blown away by how amazing this herb is. Continue reading
Even though it is summer, my love for hot tea remains strong. I usually drink at least 1 cup of tea every day. If it is really too hot, then I will drink it chilled. I have a whole cabinet stuffed full of bags of dried herbs for tea, and I love that I can mix different herbs to make a tea that suits how I am feeling at that moment. Continue reading
The first time I heard about using Oats (Avena sativa) as a health tonic was a podcast by Susan Weed talking about reproductive health. She referenced this plant as the best herb for “staying juicy, increasing libido, and amping up performance in bed”. Naturally, I was intrigued. Continue reading