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17 Top Foods For a Spring Detox

When winter ends our bodies are ready for a cleanse. Luckily, spring arrives! Spring brings mineral-rich vegetables helpful for detoxing. Nature does know best! Here are seventeen of my favorite foods…

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Forage for Wild Food Plants

There are more than 60 species of oak trees in North America, and every one of them produces edible acorns but, when was the last time you had a slice of hand-milled acorn flour bread? If you are li…

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Celebrating Dandelion’s Health Benefits

Dandelions are one of the most hated weeds! Why? Mostly, because some people want lawns like golf courses. However, dandelions have been used as food and for medicine for thousands of years. They are…

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Eating Invasives: Delicious or Dangerous?

By Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy Warm spring days evoke a strong memory of my grandmother. She's hunched over the yard, seemingly picking randomly at the grass. Her short stature and rapid mo…

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Cooking With Wild Plants

When the weather gets warm I get excited about picking wild greens and wild berries. I love free food. All of my life I have eaten wild plants. My father would bring in dandelion greens and bo…

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Weeds: Eat, Pray and Love Them

What do you do with weeds? EAT as many weeds as you can stomach. PRAY they don't take over your lawn or garden. LOVE them? Weeds are some of the most powerful, vigorous, and nourishing…

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Eating Dandelions

Pity the American dandelion. In countries across the world the dandelion is considered a delicious vegetable and is consumed with affection--and dandelion has been used for medicinal purposes for cent…

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Get Off Your Grass and Create an Edible Lawn

Americans currently spend more than 30 billion dollars, millions of gallons of gasoline, and countless hours to maintain the dream of the well-kept lawn. An estimated 67 million pounds of herbicides, …

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Homemade Dandelion Syrup

I am wild about dandelions. Their greens deliver a fleeting sweetness at the first nod of spring (before succumbing to a load of bitterness) and inspired me to write about harvesting and eating them a…

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Cream of Dandelion Soup Recipe

The oft-maligned dandelion has taken a bum rap in the American diet. What a shame! This steadfast and happy plant offers amazing nutrition and medicinal benefits, and can be as tasty as greens can b…

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