Week of May 25, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:35 PM | Anonymous

Green greetings to you all.

It’s almost the end of the merry month of May, the month when the fairies come out to play. The moment the fairy gate opened, the fairies beckoned to the leaf buds, and the leaves unfurled. Then the fairies stirred the roots, and shoots shot up. The fairies danced, and mushroomed bulged from the earth. The fairies sang, and flowers in all the colors of the rainbow bloomed.

Late May is a great time for adding wild plants to your salad. There’s lots of chickweed and dandelion, garlic mustard and violet leaves, five-finger ivy and wild mint to bring green blessing to your salad bowl.

It’s a wonderful time to experiment with new wild foods, too. I believe that eating wild foods is vital to optimum health. Wild foods give us healthy doses of soil bacteria and other micro-organisms that make the gut optimally healthy, and this translates into less diabetes and fewer chronic diseases. Wild foods are usually richer in minerals and anti-oxidants, reducing muscular and skeletal aches and pains and protecting us against cancer. Wild foods make our cells fall in love again. We are re-wilded when we eat wild food, even one bite. And we are rewired into the Earth matrix when we eat wild food regularly.

Here are some shoots of early summer – cattail, daylily, hops, and poke – to experiment with.

Have reservations about eating wild foods on your own? Join us for the Green Witch Holiday.  We pick wild salad every day, and eat lots of other wild things, including mushrooms. In addition, we spend an entire day making herbal remedies at Herb Hill with Gretchen Gould, purveyor of fine infused oils. Do join us.

Green blessings are everywhere, and many of them are delicious.


~ Cattails, part 1 ~

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