Autumn Olive Jelly

Autumn Olive Jelly

Learn how to make delicious autumn olive jelly! The flavor is unique and hard to describe, but we think it tastes somewhat like peach or apricot, with a hint of cherry. Around here, we have acres of invasives, including autumn olive, kudzu, Japanese knotweed, oriental bittersweet, and more. It’s a constant effort to keep their…

Grow & Make Your Own Paprika

Grow & Make Your Own Paprika

You know that little bottle of paprika sitting in your spice cabinet right now? You can grow that, right in your own garden! Growing Paprika Peppers First, you’ll need to grow some peppers. You will want to buy actual paprika pepper seeds to grow for this – look for ones with the word “Paprika” in…

Identifying Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

Identifying Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

For the new mushroom hunter, Chicken of the Woods is one the easiest and most beginner friendly mushrooms to find. This choice edible mushroom will quickly become a favorite that you’ll look for every time you head into the woods! What is Chicken of the Woods? Chicken of the Woods is a polypore mushroom –…

Foraging & Using Self Heal

Foraging & Using Self Heal

Learn how to forage for Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris), plus how to use it, including tincture, tea, and salve recipes! Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris), also called “heal all”, is a common weed found growing on lawns, field edges, and creek banks all throughout North America and other parts of the world. Besides being a great…

Easy Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Easy Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

This oven roasted tomato sauce is so flavorful and super simple to make! It’s pretty much the easiest homemade tomato sauce you’ll ever make! No boiling, peeling, or canning involved! You can use any type of tomato, from cherry, to roma, to beefsteak, or a mixture of all kinds. We’ve been enjoying this sauce using…