Today's podcast is inspired by the many jars of beets we have pickled in the last few weeks. Months ago I got a question about cooking beets, and I thought I'd finally give some help! Besides it being harvest season, and without a real kitchen for two months, Ryan and I were able to get a few beet recipes on board, as well as BUNCH pickled for the winter. (Look for the canning/preservation recipe in our upcoming The StHealthy Preservation Guide and Healing Foods Library )
This Food Friday is all about wildcrafting- a fancy term for harvesting wild foods- right out of your yard. Instead of looking at common "pest" plants like dandelions and nettles as bad, we like to use them as medicine. Both of these plants have been used for centuries to heal common complaints such as joint pains, allergies, liver problems, and excess swelling. They are full of nutrients and bioavailable phytochemicals that when eaten as food, improve overall health.