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Purslane – Let your weeds grow and your soul glow.

August 11, 2011


I love eating weeds. It is free, super healthy and effortless to grow them.  Buying them from a fancy schmancy specialty market is usually very pricey. Early this year, I pulled out an evergreen shrub that was lining my driveway, leaving behind a brown dirt strip of decomposing mulch. I’m sure the neighbors were expecting […]

Incredible edible milkweed

May 31, 2011


Get to know and befriend your weeds (instead of killing them). You’ll find that they have so much to offer. Introducing – the Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). Milkweed is the sole food source of monarch butterfly larvae (now I’d feel really guilty if I killed them for the vanity of my lawn). According to Wikipedia, […]

Bees cured my Spring allergies

May 8, 2011


Every Spring, as other people are celebrating warm weather and basking in the sun, I get hit with itchy eyes, nose and throat, runny nose and congestion headaches. In the past I wouldn’t hesitate to pop antihistamines, but since I’ve been pregnant and nursing, I’ve suffered through it. This Spring I’m determined to find a […]

Raw milk is not the deadly toxin the corporate cow wants us to believe it is.

May 5, 2011


All milk is not created equal. The dairy industry wants us to believe otherwise. I’m not brave. The brainwashing got to me too. I was fearful to drink my first glass of raw milk, but then I realized.. This is great stuff! And I learned the truth behind the lies. A glass of milk from […]

Gosari (고사리) Braised Fiddlehead (Fern bracken)

May 3, 2011


This dish evokes my all time favorite childhood memory of my mother in America. She used to take me out to the fields and forage fiddlehead ferns to make this Korean dish of simmered braised fiddleheads. If you have ever eaten bibimbap in a Korean restaurant, then you’ve tasted gosari. They are the brown meaty […]

Cod liver salad, easier to swallow than cod liver oil.

May 2, 2011


Yummy cod liver salad. I found this great recipe for cod liver salad on the Dave’s Cupboard blog. I have to say it is quite tasty. I added a bit of mustard and tabasco sauce to mine. You can find canned cod liver in a Russian or Eastern European grocery store. Note: eat this in […]

Nettlekopita – Flaky Nettle and Wild Garlic Pie Recipe

May 1, 2011


Here’s my recipe for stinging nettle pie, last night’s dinner. According to the Portland Tribune “Nettles are a super food.. They contain 40 percent protein. You’d have to eat a sink full of kale to get the protein in one serving of nettles. A handful of nettles provides more than 100 percent of the recommended […]