Tag Archives | Frugal

What To Do With (Way Too Much) Sage

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Are you wondering what to do with sage? A couple of years ago, I planted a very small, inexpensive sage plant in the corner of one of our raised beds. And it grew. And grew. And grew. And now, […]

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Condiments & Sauces

Simple Medicine: Sage and Honey Cough Syrup

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. It will probably not surprise you much to learn that I don’t like taking medicine. While I’m thankful for the availability of strong medicine when it’s needed, I prefer to go with natural methods. Nature provides so much of […]

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Health

Harvesting Pine Pollen– How & Why

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. We spent Saturday afternoon harvesting pine pollen. I know, you’re probably wondering why we would do that! The idea had never crossed my mind, until a recent email conversation with a reader in Oregon. We were talking about wild […]

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Foraging

A Foraging Walk in April

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Have you ever found a new place in your area and liked it so much that you had to go back again the very next day?  That’s exactly what happened to us this weekend. We wanted to find a […]

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Foraging

Eating Hop Shoots

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Have you tried eating hop shoots before? Maybe you should!  It turns out that hop shoots are the most expensive vegetable in the world– and I have them growing wild in my back yard!  To tell the truth, the […]

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Foraging

Let’s Make Fermented Blackberry Soda!

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Fermented fruit sodas are so fun to make, simple, and delicious. I am working through my freezer right now– it needs to be defrosted, so I am using up the remaining bounty from last summer’s foraging walks. The blackberries […]

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Homebrewing

15 Edible Plants to Forage in Your Own Back Yard

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. Spring is in full swing over here in Suffolk. It’s really nice, I have to say! One of the things I look forward to the most when the ground thaws is the beginning of the foraging season. So far, […]

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Foraging

Creamy Stinging Nettles Dip with Roasted Garlic & Mint

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. One of my favorite things to do with stinging nettles is to turn them into a dip. And my favorite flavors to combine them with are roasted garlic and fresh mint, along with some tangy Greek yogurt. This is […]

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