Crossvine: Native Medicinal for Rejuvenation

I want to talk about one of my favorite wild plants, Crossvine. Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) is a perennial native vine that is common in forests of the Southeast. Crossvine is also sometimes grown as a garden ornamental because it has incredibly gorgeous trumpet shaped orange and yellow showy flowers that hummingbirds love. It flowers in early […]

Acorn Recipe: Acorn and Purple Corn Banana Bread Muffins

The original recipe came from this site, but I changed a few things to suit my needs and this is what we wound up with! They are ridiculously delicious and really easy if you already have overripe bananas on hand. Mine were incredibly ripe and totally black on the outside but super sweet on the inside. […]

Acorn Awareness

Disclaimer: I am not going to include references or footnotes in this article. Although I bring up some points and ideas that would perhaps be well served by doing so, this article is 100% my opinion and is not intended to be taken as the truth. I just want to share a perspective. While this […]

Mushroom Missive- The Radical Mycology of Medicinal Mushrooms

It has been described that due to cultural processes, people are either Mycophiles or mycophobes. Do you know which one you are? Does the simple word ‘mushroom’ transport you to a realm of magic, where the fae folk frolic amongst quintessential red and white capped Amanita muscaria toadstools? Do you start salivating at the thought […]

Herbal Vinegars

Did you know that herbal vinegars are easy and effective medicine? In some cases, making a vinegar based extraction of herbs is preferable to an alcohol based tincture, glycerite or water based infusion. Vinegar does an excellent job extracting minerals from herbs. Herbs such as nettle, non aromatic mints such as henbit and dead nettle, […]