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katelyn-marie3236 months ago
Random things that produce primal levels of contentment in my brain:
Having bread and/or pastries baking in the oven
Picking berries
Checking plants to see if they鈥檙e developing correctly
Feeling cool dirt and grass on my bare feet on a hot day
Hiking up my skirt to walk through a creek
Seeing small birds hop on the ground
Seeing and touching smooth stones by a river bank
Learning to identify different plants
Washing vegetables
Seeing any kind of mushroom
Seeing any kind of frog
Hiking during a light rain
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spellbound-savvie3 months ago
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Purslane (portulaca oleracea)
This plant is generally considered a 鈥渨eed鈥 even though it is a superfood with many health benefits, and you probably have some growing near your home.
Purslane has some of the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids of any foods on the planet, and also contains vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants.
The entire plant is edible, and has a lemony/peppery taste.
Magickal Properties:
Element: Water
Planet: Moon
Correspondence: love, luck, protection, happiness, sleep
Place under pillow/near bed to ward off nightmares
Carry with you to attract luck and love and to protect against evil/negative energy
Grow in your home to bring happiness and protection to it
Culinary Uses:
Add to salad, or eat by itself as a salad
Add to salsa
Add to scrambled eggs or omelets
Purslane pesto
Brew into tea
Saut茅 in oil of your choice
Happy Foraging!
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anarchistherbalist4 months ago
Sumac 鈥淟emonade鈥 :)
A wonderful cooling and tonifying summer treat, Sumac 鈥淟emonade,鈥 aka sumac sun tea, is easy as pie to make and is certainly worth the non-effort. A wonderful way to celebrate Lammas, the start of harvest season!
Sumac is that red spike bearing tree you see lining all the highways in July and august, and it鈥檚 official common name is 鈥淪taghorn Sumac.鈥 This is because the new branches are fuzzy like antlers :) This is a different plant than poison sumac, which bears only small round white berries, rather than these palm sized red spikes.
Sumac is a pioneer species, meaning it is quick to colonize and rehabilitate disturbed ecosystems. That鈥檚 why you see them flanking all the highways.
Just look for the distinctive red spikes somewhere that鈥檚 not, like, super heavily trafficked. We don鈥檛 want to eat car dust, right? The berry spikes are really easy to harvest, you can just cut them off the tree and you鈥檙e good to go. I suggest you bonk the spikes against a hard surface to get any critters out before you pack em up and take em home.
They鈥檙e ready to process right away; you don鈥檛 have to dry them or cure them. Just mush the berry bits between your fingers and they will fall from the spikes. You can squeeze them right into your water vessel, like I did here. I would suggest one fruit spike per quart of water. Let your vessel sit in the sun for a couple hours (some recipes say as little as an hour, some say all day,) then strain out the plant material (and compost it!) and grab your sweetener. You could drink this without it, but I think sweetness really brings out all the lovely flavors.
A note about sweeteners: if you want to use something that needs to dissolve into your beverage, like granulated sugar or honey, it鈥檚 probably not going to dissolve so well in this cool tempered tea. And if you were to heat up the batch, it would muddy (and some say ruin) the flavor. So here鈥檚 what i did! I microwaved a little bit of the beverage in a mug, with my sweetener (honey) already in it. When it was hot, it was easy to stir in the honey, and then I decanted it back into my pitcher of iced tea. Good to go! Some people might even refer to that as a simple syrup :)
You can store this sweetened tea in the fridge for a couple days, but not too long! Because it will start to get fizzy from the natural yeasts on present on the sumac berries.
Please please pleaseeeee make this I just know you鈥檒l love it <3
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hypomanicsatanicpanica month ago
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Late fall/ early winter shrooms from my local park: wood blewits and chanterelles
(damn, i should really be clean collecting though lmao)
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akwamaryyyna year ago
Imagine how nice it would be to have a ranger summer camp or something of the sort.
Signing up for a month to be a ranger apprentice. First few weeks you spend in a lodge in the forest just learning basic stuff: rules, beginner horse riding, choosing a bow, making your cape, etc.
Then for the remaining weeks you鈥檙e under the care of a ranger (Just you or with a partner) and you set out on your horse in different parts of the woods with them and learn the life of medieval/fantasy rangers. You learn to live with what the wild gives you. There鈥檚 a hunting permit for a specific number of animals you can hunt (just in case) and you ride around while your mentor shows you the ropes: edible plants, making shelter, fire, cooking your catch, healing ointments. You wake and sleep with the sun, away from civilisation, with nature all around. You get a chance to form a bond with your mentor, or hate their guts. It鈥檚 part of the appeal. You get to wear the outfit and gather resources in little pouches and groom and care for your horse. Maybe there鈥檚 hawking. Maybe they鈥檒l have little 鈥渜uests鈥 so you don鈥檛 get bored.
Idk,,, I would sign up
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katelyn-marie323a month ago
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We took some nice, long fall foliage hikes today. Including climbing down two waterfalls to enter the canyon pictured 鈽猴笍鈽猴笍鈽猴笍.
Turkey Run State Park
Marshall, IN
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liquidfaestudios4 months ago
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Ever feel like you just need MORE mushrooms in your life? Well now you can get your mushroom fix for 15% off! All mushroom themed items on my Etsy page are on sale until the 22nd! Check it out at聽
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eclecticwitchh7 months ago
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I鈥檓 going to make a dandelion salve 馃槉鉂わ笍
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