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This tea or infusion may knock out your seasonal allergies or may just keep you healthy (with a brewing “pro tip”)

This tea or infusion may knock out your seasonal allergies or may just keep you healthy (with a brewing “pro tip”)

We are lucky to have nettle all around us here in the Sequoia National Forest, for nearly nine months a year at various elevations, giving us a great chance to nourish ourselves for the cost of fresh air, some clipping, and steeping or cooking. We rely on a frozen nettle stash through the year for… Continue Reading

Agua de sandia: Refreshment in a glass

Agua de sandia: Refreshment in a glass

On what hot day last week as we drove through the hot (and getting hotter) central California town of Delano, home to the United Farm Workers of Cesar Chavez fame (and home town of yours truly), we decided to have a whole sampling of “aguas frescas” — Mexican coolers in various flavors. We bought three… Continue Reading

Double-antioxidant candy ;)

Double-antioxidant candy ;)

This post was last updated on June 21st, 2015 at 02:00 pm We had to do it. The berries in the garden are coming in and, sometimes, that’s just a cause for celebration. You may already know that berries are antioxidant powerhouse fruits. Some smart person also figured out that chocolate is too. Combine them… Continue Reading