Backyard Excursions and Kitchen Creations for Kids and Their Families
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Discover the flavors and uses of common wild plants with this herbalist guide featuring recipes and tips on foraging right outside your door.
When we think of wild plants with medicinal or culinary benefits, we typically think of something exotic and obscure. But many of the plants growing in our own neighborhoods can be just as useful and tasty as anything sold in a health food store. In Herbal Adventures, herbalist Rachel Wolf reveals the properties and uses of ten common plants—including chickweeds, dandelions, catnip and others.
With the tips and recipes in this book, you can enjoy delicious homemade soda, flower petal pancakes, chickweed pesto, or your own herbal tea. Plus you'll be able to make a soothing balm for cuts and scrapes, syrup to quiet your cough, a rejuvenating herbal hair rinse, and much more!
"A real gem . . . a perfect beginners' book no matter your age." —Rosemary Gladstar
Wolf, founder of botanical skin care company L Sa Organics, offers an enriching collection of plant-based recipes, skin treatments, and craft projects. The featured plants and herbs are chickweed, nettle, elderberry, dandelion, catnip, yarrow, bee balm, plantain, mullein, and white pine. The subjects welcome readers: "Hello! I'm delighted to meet you, new friend. My name is Monarda or wild bee balm." Among the food recipes are dandelion fritters and chickweed pesto; treatments include yarrow leaf oil for skin abrasions and a "woodland Soak and Steam" for decongestion; project ideas range from apothecary jars to a wood plant press. Wolf advocates for personal reflection and healthy living. Ages 8 12.