Beets are one of the largest crops grown in the StHealthy Garden. Beets are earthy, neutral in nature, and have a sweet flavor, especially when cooked. They are wonderful in salads, soups, and make beautiful dips.
Aloe vera is a common cactus found in many homes, I mean who hasn't been slathered up with aloe vera after a horrible suburn? Known as the first aid kit in a plant, aloe is an amazing food for many reasons:
Sprouting is a fast and easy way to add nutritious foods that are full of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes to your diet. Growing your own sprouts, either in jars or seeds is rewarding and can be done anytime of the year! Listen to the Hunt Harvest Health Podcast #25 to hear Dr. Hillary talk more about the why and how’s of sprouting!
What is it about dandelions that make them so resilient? Every spring they appear in hordes and take over our grassy lawns and gardens. Found in almost all four corners of North America, dandelions are not given the great healing, and culinary quality, that they deserve. Like nettles, most people see them as pests, but if you look closer you will see a tonic plant like no other!
It's likely mint is one of the most popular tastes and smells in our culture. Spearmint and peppermint gum, peppermint oil, candy canes, and a cup of mint tea, are found in most households. Mint has a strong stimulating response, and when put into the air, is cleansing and refreshing. Even though we find this strong herb in many candies, oils, or teas, it's unusual for many to think of it as a food.