Flora & Fauna: Common Backyard Herbs

There are plenty of plants you probably pass right by on your walk to work that are edible, medicinal and best of all - easy to identify. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) This plant is both edible and highly medicinal - just about every part of it. The flowers are delicious when battered and fried, and you [...]

Homebrew: Tincture – Dandelion & Catnip

I've used tinctures on and off for the last five years, primarily crafted by friends or purchased at stores. This week I'm pleased to say I was lucky enough to begin by making my first tinctures with my own two paws! The herbs for the two separate tinctures I chose were catnip (Nepeta cataria) and [...]