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Elder In Bloom

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…

Roots Dish Strainer

Carrot Ginger Soup with Coconut Milk

Every year, I am faced with the challenge of coming up with recipes that will fit the needs of those with many different kids of dietary restrictions. Two common sensitivities are dairy and gluten, but of course it could stray into territories of soy, corn, name it. This year,…

Culinary Herbs

Herbal Balsamic Vinaigrette (from Partner Earth Education Center)

The secrets’n the sauce…… or the dressing, as the case may be at Partner Earth Education Center. There is an old saying that, “great mind’s think a like.” I am sure we have all had experiences that make us think of this expression – it seems to speak to the…

Ramp Nettle Soup

Wild Leek and Potato Soup with Nettles

Wild leeks, or ramps, come up in the early spring.  They like to grow in shady, moist areas, often along streams, in soil full of organic matter (such as decaying leaves and other forest goodies).  The lower part is white and crunchy and the tops are tender and light green.…

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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