Tree Collards

Earlier this year I discovered the wonderful world of Tree Collards. Think about it, an edible plant that grows for years and you can take random cuttings to propagate. They grow up to eight feet tall [depending on the type] and make great edible privacy screens. Until my hoophouse gave way under all this unusual…

Snow….

I am totally done with snow now, and we haven’t really started winter yet. We had 18 inches last week and two days ago we got just under 3 feet in one day. A ridiculous amount of snow. My hoophouse has collapsed and it will just have to stay that way until spring. I can’t…

Marshmallow Leaf

Marshmallow Leaf is a natural source of beta-carotene, amino acids, minerals and vitamins. Althea officinalis also contains large amounts of vitamin A, calcium, zinc and significant amounts of iron, sodium, iodine and B-complex vitamins. Often used traditionally as an aid to digestion and to line the mucous membranes. Marshmallow forms a protective layer on the…

Snowy Day

Looks like winter has arrived here in New Hampshire. We went from wearing T shirts yesterday to being in the process of accumulating a foot of heavy, wet, snow. This is the kind of snow that takes down trees and power lines and wipes out anything that can’t take the weight. The ground isn’t frozen…

Dandelion and Burdock

As a young girl back in England, one of my favourite drinks was a soda of Dandelion and Burdock. It was a unique flavour that was not available anywhere else. I could compare it to a liquorice Birch Beer, if I had to, but that would only approximate the flavour. I guess you have to…