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Edible Wild Plants on the Plate

Golden Rules: Oregano Hazelnut Pesto recipe 15 hazelnuts 1 big bunch fresh oregano 3 large garlic cloves, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp nutritional yeast Lemon juice (optional) Salt and pepper to taste Galinsoga (French Weed) with Avocado Dip recipe 20g galinsoga 1 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp water 2 tsp olive oil 1 pinch of …

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Learn About Thyme

Learn interesting facts about thyme! The ancient Egyptians used thyme in their rituals, the ancient Greeks — as an incense in the temples. Thyme, however, achieved its fame in Europe because of the Romans, who believed eating thyme before a meal is a protection from poison. The Assyrians and Armenians …

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Plant of the week: Lavender

Lavender is our plant of the week! It is native to Mediterranean region and has been known for ages. Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt used lavender for cosmetic purposes, and the inhabitants of Ancient Greece and Persia used it as herbal medicine. Lavender’s name comes from the Latin word “lavare” (to …

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Wildcrafting with Kids

Wildcrafting is a great way to teach children respect for the land while expanding their wisdom of herbs and empowering them to take control of their health. Here’s what you need to know to start wildcrafting with kids. “We must take our children into the wild, introduce them to the …

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Mixed Herb Salad with Borage

La Salade de Plusieurs Herbes Adapted from a 16th century French translation of a book originally written in Latin in 1474. Ingredients 2 heads lettuce 1 handful young, tender borage leaves 1 handful chopped fresh mint leaves 1 handful fresh lemon-balm leaves 1 handful tender fennel shoots and flowers 1 …

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Die Wilde Kost

Heike König offers workshops and seminars about foraging and teaches how to use local wild herbs. She is based in Syke, Germany. If you are looking how to integrate wild plants in your healthy diet and how to improve you well-being check Die Wilde Kost website. Learn about beneficial wild …

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BFC’s Dips & Spreads

There is time to prepare some healthy green dips even during the busy working days. We share our favourite recipes with you to enhance your everyday health, sustain energy level, and increase brain function. Grab fresh local ingredients and find 15 minutes during your lunch time to start feeling powerful! …

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Drying Herbs

Drying herbs is an economically savvy food preservation strategy, because fresh and dried herbs and teas demand high prices at the grocery store. Dehydrating is an easy method to preserve food. Your own dried herbs will taste better than store-bought because they’ll be newer and thus more pungent. If you …

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Fermenting Wild Herbs

Here is a simple preparation that turns some already tasty wild foods into something truly delicious that keeps really well. You may start with something you can gather quickly and easily in decent quantities. Wild garlic or other edible alliums like few-flower or three-corner leek are excellent candidates. They are …

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Edible Flowers

The culinary use of flowers dates back thousands of years to the Chinese, Greek and Romans. Many cultures use flowers in their traditional cooking — think of squash blossoms in Italian food and rose petals in Indian food. Adding flowers to your food can be a nice way to add …

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