Over the last many years, we've been nurturing and providing safe haven for the wild birds and squirrels that live in our organic gardens. We think their presence represents a valuable contribution for the ecosystem.
I just picked some fresh basil and it smells so good, I can’t stand myself. The smell of freshly picked basil is sharp, bright and almost resinous. It’s distinctively glorious.
My new/old favorite nearly instantly gratifying food trick is making sprouts. I say old, because back in the day when we were wearing tie dye and bellbottoms for the first time and before we realized the nutritional value of sprouts, I used to make sprouts all the time.
What better way to say I Love You than with a fresh stinging nettle soup, right? I thought so too. My husband had a cold and was a touch off his game, so this past Valentine’s day I decided to harvest the first crop of spring nettles, spinach and kale and make him a steaming bowl of Cream Of Green Soup.
Not everyone thinks dandelions are swell like I do. In fact, I’d wager most people consider them another lawn weed to eradicate, one determined, single-minded way or another. In truth, most medicinal herbs are common plants that are prolific and commonly considered weeds. But weeds are, by definition, just plants that grow where they are not wanted.