A immune boost, detoxic, digestive improving, source of minerals and vitamines for a strong body.
225 gr of young stinging nettle leaves
100 gr of butter
450 gr onions cut into pieces
2 garlic cloves cut into pieces or pressed
1 ½ liter of broth
salt and pepper
Wash the nettles, melt the butter in a pan and gently fry the onions on low heat for about 10 minutes (do not let them turn brown). Add the garlic and let it fry for 2 minutes. Add the nettles and the broth and bring to the boil. Let the soup simmer for 5 minutes, then purée the soup with a hand blender or in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm with 1 scoop of crème fraîche in each soup bowl. #healtyfood#nature#herbalism#nettle#detox#soup
Nettle herbal tea infusion 😍
Nettle can be used for:
Nettle is an antioxidant, antimicrobial, and an anti-inflammatory. Nettle can also be used as a blood purifier and astringent
This morning I was wandering the farm, collecting goldenrod that had not gone to seed yet, and our land lord stopped his truck totally to watch what I was doing. 😬😅
The family that owns this piece of Piscataway land, have no idea what I do, they just think that my fiancé and I are really strange. 🤷🏻♀️ which is cool with me.😂
But hey, from left to right I have my daily Nettle infusion, Golden Rod in Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Balm in Raw ACV, Lemon Balm in 80 proof Bourbon, and the last two is Fire Cider, but I am calling them Hearth Cider in honor of the goddess Hestia.
•But here’s some real talk as to why I have been absent from here and my phone generally.•
I haven’t been feeling like myself lately.
There have been lots of hard deaths this year.
Of friendships, parts of myself, parts of my relationship with my significant other. Mostly—death came to what needed to be let go of and it was most painful when it came to myself because that way of being was familiar to me.
The way of belittling myself and my work, putting others on pedestals to idolize, the way I viewed people, confronting the fact that I have been living in an unintentional colonizer mindset (as I typed that a blue bird flitted past my window)...
So the way I have been dealing with this is by making herbal medicine, nurturing myself, setting hard boundaries, allowing myself to receive what I really deserve, and aligning myself with my intentions totally—giving back to Gaea, folks, flora, fauna, and honoring my ancestors while working to do better than their mistakes in the past.
Thank you Death for giving light to the things that deserve it my life.
Thank you for leaving me barren at times so that I can make room for a truly nourishing way of living.
"I'm going on a food hunt, and going to find some yummy things..." And might I add as close to nature as possible!
We hiked today and walked over 1000 steps...and ofcourse I ate all the way 😂
Some of these photos where from beautiful gardens that we didn't touch, just admired.
And others were growing in precarious places like the wild Rosemary dangling over a 600m high drop to the sea!
I have noticed so many similar herbs and wild foods across the world, like a GLOBAL GARDEN to forage in, and I always think "humans were here!" WHY DO I EAT WILD PLANTS?
Mostly is because I EAT TO FEED MY CELLS... And wild foods are far more nutritient dense (due to many factors), therefore a rich source of nutrition for my body's optimum functioning. Free food rocks... and really, survival skills are important!
Here are MY TOP 10 GUIDELINES TO PICKING FOODS IN NATURE;
1. Always leave some 🌱💚🌱 2. Avoid where domestic animals may have contaminated your finds 😳🤢 3. Avoid where humans may have sprayed or fertilized ☠️ 4. Only pick from healthy looking plants ☘️ 5. Ask permission quietly from the plant BEFORE ripping a part of it off 😫 ouch!! Then send a warm thank you to the plant if it alowes you to take... 6. Don't steal. Only take from public areas 👏
7. Look for fruits that are vibrant and ripe, no bat or rat damage 💚
8. Look for leaves that are bright or deep coloured, crisp looking, and may be marked by insects (meaning they are the best nutrient density!). In ground greens, don't pick the leaves from flowering plants. And leave the first inside 3 leaves then only pick the next 4-7 from the centre. Leave outside "elder" and inside "baby" leaves. Take the "teenage" leaves as such 🧝♀️ 9. Look for edible flowers that are bright and strong looking and ALWAYS leave some for the bees! 🐝
10... If you don't know what it is you can have first a smell, then if it smells yum, taste n crush a tiny bit in your mouth... Wait for any after tastes. If it's ok have a little more. Then wait atleast an hour before eating any further of that same plant ☘️ Send a photo and IM me if you aren't sure! 💚🌱😊
I’m having a little nature break from the computer. I work from home on Mondays and I love that I can come out the front with a cuppa and sit on the grass for a short time. I bought this cup over the weekend at some community markets made by a local potter. Just beautiful! I’m a collector of teapots and cups. There’s such ritualistic opportunity around making and drinking tea that I can’t pass by. It seems so simple, natural and feminine yet so powerful. I have different pots and cups for different types of tea. Yes I’m a bit obsessed.
The brew I’m drinking today is an overnight brew of nettle leaf. Take 30gm of dried nettle leaf, add 4 cups of boiling water to a large jar, cover and let steep and infuse overnight. Reheat on the stove in the morning and add to a thermos so it’s kept warm for the day. Pour into your favourite cup and sip throughout the day.
Nettle has so many wonderful health benefits. Allergies (hayfever so wonderful for spring!) and eczema, urinary health and joint health. Nettle is also quite a nutritive herb with high amounts of iron, vitamin A and C.
It tastes a bit like green tea. Drinking it as I’ve said above is more medicinal than say in a tea bag blend.
Even though I have a new love for my daily bulletproof coffee, it will never replace my first love, tea.
So who loves tea as much as me?! What’s your favourite tea to drink, when and why?
It's bone broth season. 🍁 Once the garden starts to die back and the weather turns chilly it's time for me to step up our immune support. We take daily elderberry and up our fermented foods intake but I also make weekly pots of bone broth (in addition to broth-based soups). I take the opportunity to infuse my broths with an ever-changing mixture of herbs depending on my mood and our needs. This time it's calendula, hawthorn berries, elderberries, nettle, chaga and dandelion root.
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