Edible Flowers and their Benefits (Guest Post)

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nymphaea ordorata edible flowers

Edible flowers are flowers that are safe for consumption. Edible flowers may be preserved using drying, freezing or steeping them in oil. They can also be used in jellies, salads, syrups, soups, main dishes, and drinks. Oils and vinegars are made from edible flower petals immersed in these liquids. Candied flowers are from egg white and sugar crystallized as preservatives. Production Flavor of … Read More

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Pulled by Autumn, Chasing the Harvest Moon

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taking off and landing

“Can’t stop what’s coming, can’t stop what is on it’s way.  Not even you, can stop what’s coming, can stop what is on it’s way.” – Tori Amos I pushed and pushed and pushed all summer, but I’m a tiny thing, and it was not until Autumn grabbed me, that I found the copper ring.  It’s amazing how we cannot … Read More

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Digging in the Dirt 3: Did I Just Turn Four Again?

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I do this during the weeks surrounding the Solstice, summer, of course, being a member of the Necirema tribe and all. 😉  Wait, does that mean I need to spell north backwards, too? I often turn to speaking in too many metaphors at once – or not enough to have a hope in hell – when the Solstice draws near … Read More

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Digging in the Dirt 2: Uncharted Territory

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Magic in the garden and lessons learned last year, including the fact that a container garden is not portable and there are people that will steal flowers!

Sadly, this Sunday I did not have time to dig in the backyard or go to the park.  Zip, zilch, nada.  I was too busy digging in some other dirt, the dirt that we associate the word dirty with, and then smelly, gross – ultimately – garbage!  Luckily we are said to learn from the reeking dumpster behind McDonald’s, too.  My observations will follow in … Read More

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Everything I Learn, I Learn Digging in the Dirt

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….yes there are many different kinds of metaphorical dirt.  But since spring arrived a couple of weeks back where I’m living, I’ve been doing a lot of digging in the actual dirt.  My summer garden is always very sacred to me, and its health always speaks to my own.  A yogic healer told me, one ill-fated summer, that it was … Read More

jenniferlreimerEverything I Learn, I Learn Digging in the Dirt