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MAKING FOOD WITH WEEDS: CHICKWEED PESTO

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Chickweed is one of the first weedy herbs to grow in the early spring.   It is packed with minerals and was our ancestors first foods after a long winter.  Chickweed helps support and strengthen your immune system and adds much needed minerals to your body!  Especially after a long winter.  Fact: Chickweed contains more minerals then any vegetable grown in your garden!  So it is worth trying a few recipes. PESTO: 1 1/2 cup virgin olive oil 2 cups Chickweed 1 1/2 cup walnuts 3 cloves garlic 1 cup cheese I used Swiss Emmentaler but you can use Parmesan Sea...

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How to get FORSYTHIA BLOOMS in Winter!

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How to get FORSYTHIA BLOOMS in Winter!

One of my favorite thing to do every February is pick bare Forsythia branches and force them to bloom bright and yellow, in my house, when winter still holds the world around me. Forsythias are a bramble bush that grow in hedges or hidden in tree lines.  Once you see them blooming you know where they live.  THE HOW TO:  The bare branches will have little buds on them. These buds are the future flowers. Forsythia blooms before the leaves pop out. Cut your branches and place them in a vase of water in the house.   Note: the flowers appear...

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How to get FORSYTHIA BLOOMS in Winter!

kim hedine

How to get FORSYTHIA BLOOMS in Winter!

One of my favorite thing to do every February is pick bare Forsythia branches and force them to bloom bright and yellow, in my house, when winter still holds the world around me. Forsythias are a bramble bush that grow in hedges or hidden in tree lines.  Once you see them blooming you know where they live.  THE HOW TO:  The bare branches will have little buds on them. These buds are the future flowers. Forsythia blooms before the leaves pop out. Cut your branches and place them in a vase of water in the house.   Note: the flowers appear...

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ONION HONEY COUGH SYRUP-Cold & Flu Remedies Part 3

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ONION HONEY COUGH SYRUP-Cold & Flu Remedies Part 3

ONION HONEY COUGH SYRUP Cold & Flu Remedies Part 3 Natural cures that you can find in the Grocery store! Do not go to the pharmacy to help your cold/flu instead GO TO the produce department.  YES, this is so easy, not as expensive and much better for you!!!! As you can tell, I love using local, honey in my medicines.  Honey makes herbal remedies tasty for child and adults.  Honey has been used since the beginning of the discovery of the tasty stuff in medicines.  This is recipe is super simple and you can make it in a couple...

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VINEGAR GARLIC HONEY~Cold & Flue Relief Part 2

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VINEGAR GARLIC HONEY~Cold & Flue Relief Part 2

                                             VINEGAR GARLIC HONEY                                                  Cold &Flue Relief Part 2                                                                    Natural cures that you can find in the Grocery store! Do not go to the pharmacy to help your cold/flu instead GO TO the produce department.  YES, this is so easy, not as expensive and much better for you!!!!   What the heck is an OXYMEL???? Well it is an easy medicine you can make for your family.  Oxymel is a combination apple cider vinegar and honey with herbs to make a medicine.  It was developed in the 1800's and is very effective and delicious.  Eat a clove when...

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