Tag: natural medicine

Usnea! “gazuntite”

I have always found lichens fascinating. From the start, nothing is what it appears. They grow in a myriad of different structures and forms, all over the world. Lichens are not plants, instead it is a symbiotic relationship between alga and fungi. The fungi… Continue Reading “Usnea! “gazuntite””

Sharp Knifes and Powerful Herbs

With our Christmas money I got us a present, a new set of Global knifes.  After over 20 years of professional kitchen work, I have found there is no better kitchen tool than a very sharp knife. Globals are my favorite. All metal, light, perfectly… Continue Reading “Sharp Knifes and Powerful Herbs”

Elderberry Kind of Year

Last year, at the first herbal apprenticeship class, we each drew a card from a plant tarot deck. I drew Elder. A plant of wisdom, magic and powerful medicine. I was aware of its existence, but had very little experience with it. I vowed… Continue Reading “Elderberry Kind of Year”

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