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Coconut Curry Summer Squash (or zucchini) Soup!

This is an amazing soup that I originally found in The Cook's Garden cook book.  I have since made it many times and adapted the recipe slightly.  This soup is delicious when served cold, making it a nice dish for the summer months when summer squash and zucchini are in…

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This time of year everyone I know seems to have  zucchini coming out of their ears!  What to do with all of it?  I have been asking myself that questions often lately and I have two wonderful suggestions - the first being this delicious chocolate zucchini cake (which can also…

Elderflower Pancakes!

Elderflower Pancakes!

  Elderflowers are so delicious and lend themselves well to sweet or savory dishes.  There is nothing like a good elderflower fritter, elderflower mead or soda or even a simple elderflower tea.  However, one of my all time favorites will always be elderflower pancakes!  Elderflower blooms during strawberry season and…

The Elder Tree – Using The Flowers!

The Elder Tree – using the flowers!

  Sambucus Nigra, S. Canadensis   The Elder tree has a rich history of use throughout European herbal and folk medicine and has continued to remain an important herb in all areas of the herbal world today. Elder flowers and berries have long been used as remedies to open the…

Brittany Wod Nickerson

Welcome to my blog!

Hi!  My name is Brittany, and I write about what inspires me in my practice as an herbalist and educator, and as a person who loves to putter around in the kitchen. Here you will find a combination of recipes, home remedies, herbal and nutritional wisdom, and musings about my experiences in life, teaching and health.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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