Bee Balm Petals

This morning, I tasted, for the first time, bee balm petals. I have had parts of the plant in teas, salads, and stews before, but the petals on their own are a surprising delicacy. Pollinators can’t be wrong. I give them credit. It is one of the best tastes ever! A bit like honey, orangeContinue reading “Bee Balm Petals”

Edible, Local Forests Belong To The World’s Forests

While the forests that are honoured on this day (International Day of Forests) are old growth forests, starting an edible forest in your urban environment, even growing a mini forest in a tiny yard, is a step towards engaging with forests and appreciating what they do for us. Almost no one can do big things sinceContinue reading “Edible, Local Forests Belong To The World’s Forests”

Herb And Citrus Infused Vinegar

I use citrus peel infused vinegar for cleaning. Chamomile infused vinegar also makes an amazing cleaning agent, I have found out. Since it is almost spring — spring is in the air, though perhaps not yet in the land — , you might find that herb (or peel) infused vinegar is a great tonic forContinue reading “Herb And Citrus Infused Vinegar”

The Gift of the Garden

If you have a prolific, tough, self-sufficient weed that is also medicinal, edible and highly attractive like purslane, don’t throw it in the compost. Give it its own place to shine. I have placed pots with purslane that I collected in garden beds while weeding all over the sunny spots of my garden. I enjoyContinue reading “The Gift of the Garden”