Let’s face it – nettles aren’t pretty, they pack a mean sting and they spread like wildfire. It’s no wonder that these weeds are the bane of most gardeners’ lives and are given wide berth when encountered on nature walks.
But there is much more to the nettle than meets the eye – they are one of the many backyard weeds that have extraordinary health benefits…click the link below for all the info.
19 things to do and make with nettles
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189 herbs and their uses
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- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespooon finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray…
- In a medium bowl, whisk…
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs,…
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this bread is wonderful! the parmesan cheese causes it to have a nice crust with fabulous flavours throughout the loaf. soooo yummy. click the link for the full recipe.
so you have a crummy, shady area where the lawn isn’t doing it for you but just don’t know what to do with it? MAKE A SHADE GARDEN!!! there is a popular belief that you cannot garden without full sunlight. wrong! read the article at the link and learn. i’m doing this, myself.
is known to be one of the most powerful healing herbs. It is great for bones and joints as it has anti-inflammatory properties. It prevents metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
Turmeric’s also a natural liver detoxifier and a kidney cleanser, and it speeds metabolism and aids in weight management. Plus it heals and alleviates conditions of depression, psoriasis, damaged skin, arthritis and more.
For these reasons, turmeric is ubiquitous both in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine.
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Cleaning out the sewing room recently, I came across a good stash of homegrown calendula petals from last year that were dried and ready to go. Ah, yes, calendula soap. I had wanted to have a crack at this for quite some time and my memory had been jogged after chatting soap and calendula with a vegie groupie just last week. Calendula is well known for it’s skin soothing properties and as an added bonus, the petals actually keep their colour during the saponification process, when the lye and oils mix together to form ‘soap’. I just had to give it a go..
(**This is not a detailed tutorial for making soap. Certain safety precautions need to be observed when making soap at home which I haven’t covered here. See Rhonda’s cold pressed soap recipe if starting out with handmade soaps for the first time.**)
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also, check out the other article entitled:HOW TO MAKE COLD PRESSED SOAP
Best part of this is…you control the ingredients!
First-Aid Antiseptic Ointment
-1 1/2 ounces beeswax, grated
-1 cup olive, almond, or coconut oil
-1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
-1/2 teaspoon tea tree oil
-20 drops lavender essential oil
-10 drops lemon essential oil
With warm weather in the air, we are all looking forward to grilling out, swimming pools, sun bathing, and just generally spending time outdoors. We’ve waited all winter for spring to get here. But those first few really warm days always greet us with an unpleasant, little problem.
Bugs! The warm weather brings out the bathing suits and suntan lotion, but it also brings out the pests! Mosquitos, ants, yellow jackets, and the grossest of all: flies! Flies are everywhere in the summer. Nothing ruins a good picnic quicker than flies covering the hotdogs! Most people will turn to harsh, chemical solutions this summer to try and solve this most annoying problem.
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