The cornerstone of good food preservation is attention to the Now. Preserving is about using what’s at hand, not wishing for otherwise, and not clinging so tightly to something we’re afraid to lose. Preservation isn’t about madly saving everything. It’s about staying in the moment … Read More
Amy Jirsa is the author of Herbal Goddess and a master herbalist and yoga instructor. She writes regularly for a variety of natural living publications, including the online journals elephant journal and MindBodyGreen. She blogs at quietearthyoga.com and lives in Maine.
Confession time: I love dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). I mean, let’s think about this little weed for a moment (and just a reminder: all herbs are weeds). First, the dandelion isn’t merely the first green of spring, but often also the first flower (I say this … Read More
If you’re anything like me, you’ve crafted the stuffing out of this holiday season, hiked what could be hiked, cooked what could be cooked, and you’re currently giving your library card a much-needed workout as you read anything and everything you can. But maybe (just … Read More
I grew up in a household that was open to natural health, but not one in which herbs had a daily presence. Nonetheless, even as a young child, I was fascinated by plants and plant medicine. I had no idea what I was doing at … Read More