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10 uses for chicory root and chicory root hot chocolate

10 uses for chicory root and chicory root hot chocolate

Last year I wrote a post on chicory uses…and it was pretty boring 😉 I was just starting to dive more into foraging and you can tell that I didn’t know much of what I was talking about. I still don’t, but I like to…

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Lilac Lemonade with Blueberries

Lilac Lemonade with Blueberries

This year I discovered that lilac lemonade is a thing. Lilacs are an edible flower (eat all the flowers! My friend has a post that you can read with 11 edible flowers to make yourself feel like magic). Anyway, after our trip to Arkansas, we…

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Home Apothecary: Things You Should Have

Home Apothecary: Things You Should Have

I have a small home apothecary otherwise known as my “witch doctor” cabinet. Of course, essential oils are part of my natural solutions arsenal, but there are a few other things you should have. If you’re looking for a more natural route to everyday problems…

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Redbud Tree Uses

Redbud Tree Uses

I love learning about the plants and their uses in my area, so I try to identify as many as possible. Today was the redbud tree. I was so excited when I found out you could eat the blossoms. I mean, who doesn’t like to eat…

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Goldenrod Uses

Goldenrod Uses

It’s mid-September and there is goldenrod everywhere, so I thought a post on goldenrod uses might be helpful! Besides, it’s so wonderfully cheery and bright that it’s fairly easy to identify. Its Latin name, Solidago canadensis, stems from the root “to make whole”. So how neat is…

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Sunflowers as Medicine

Sunflowers as Medicine

Turns out, sunflowers as medicine is a thing. I had no idea that they have been used as medicine. Every time I see a sunflower it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but that doesn’t exactly count as medicinal. Nathanael said, “I know they’re…

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14 Uses for Mullein

14 Uses for Mullein

There are a lot of uses for mullein, and many involve the respiratory system. Mullein is a biennial plant (it dies after two years), and even though it’s really common in Missouri, it is not a native plant. Mullein is also known as donkey ears, bunny…

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20 Uses for Echinacea

20 Uses for Echinacea

You’ve probably seen that pretty purple coneflower growing in gardens year after year. That flower is Echinacea (derived from the Greek work meaning, “hedgehog), and there are so many uses for it that my mind has exploded. This is a plant that everyone should have in…

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Chicory Uses

Chicory Uses

Whenever I say “chicory” I start to sing, “chicory, Dickory dock.” I can’t help myself…and I’m only slightly sorry. Chicory Uses I noticed this flower when I moved to Missouri 5 ish years ago. The field would be blue in the morning, but the flowers…

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Red Clover Uses + Forage

Red Clover Uses + Forage

Who knew that red clover was edible, let alone has medicinal benefits? Not I! Make sure to read my disclaimer if you haven’t already. But apparently, it does. My sister and I did a taste test (next time we try something we will video it).…

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Foraging Wild Black Raspberries

Foraging Wild Black Raspberries

When I first discovered the patches of berries growing around our property I assumed that they were blackberry bushes. Then I tasted one. Turns out they are just BLACK raspberries! also known as black caps. and they are SO GOOD. Black raspberries are smaller than…

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How to Harvest Wild Chive Seeds

How to Harvest Wild Chive Seeds

This is a super quick video showing you how to harvest wild chives seeds. If you didn’t know, I’m basically obsessed with wild chives. It’s a flower you can eat, but also pretty??! I die. I love them! Since all of the wild chives are…

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