wild crafting

Wildcrafting: Elder Flowers

Historical lore abounds in regards to the lovely elder tree. Plentiful across Iowa both wild and cultivated it’s been featured in fairy tales, magic making, and herbal remedies going back to the stone age. Sweetly scented and pleasant with honey, it’s considered an herbal ally for children and adults alike. Elder flowers make a delicious… Continue reading Wildcrafting: Elder Flowers

Book Review, Recipes

Recipe: Holy Basil Pesto

 For book club this month I read Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief by David Winston and Steven Maimes, which was a pretty interested read. According to the authors, the three things that are key in an herb being considered an "adaptogen" is that it is 1) Tonic - can be taken daily long… Continue reading Recipe: Holy Basil Pesto