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Epic Homemade Elderflower Cordial Recipe with Wild Foraged Elderflowers
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Epic Homemade Elderflower Cordial Recipe with Wild Foraged Elderflowers

Easy to make elderflower cordial recipe using fresh elderflowers and lemon juice. Makes three bottles that you can use in refreshing summer drinks, or to make edible flower desserts and recipes. June signals one major event in my foraging year — elderflowers. These creamy white umbels of sweet and fragrant flowers grow on elder trees…

Elderflower & Lavender Soap Recipe
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Elderflower & Lavender Soap Recipe

Natural cold-process soap recipe and instructions featuring elderflower infusion, rich cocoa butter, and a lavender and herb essential oil blend by Jan Berry, author of Simple & Natural Soap Making This natural soap recipe features elderflowers, an old-fashioned home remedy for softer skin, along with lavender essential oil for a relaxing scent. Before you make…

Sweet and Summery Elderflower Champagne Recipe
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Sweet and Summery Elderflower Champagne Recipe

Instructions and recipe for sweet and citrusy elderflower champagne. One of the best wild-foraged drink recipes that you’ll ever try Making elderflower champagne is a lot easier than you’d imagine. All you need are freshly picked elderflowers, or dried ones in a pinch, champagne yeast and a few other ingredients. Once this recipe is finished…

Elderflower & Vanilla Jelly Recipe
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Elderflower & Vanilla Jelly Recipe

Recipe for a sweet soft-set jelly infused with Elderflowers & Vanilla Usually Elderflowers bloom in early to mid-June and they’re a wild food that is relatively easy to spot and forage. This year they’re just now beginning to show so there’s ample opportunity for you to gather your own to make fragrant and delicious cordials,…

Easy Lavender Cookie Recipe with Sweet Honey
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Easy Lavender Cookie Recipe with Sweet Honey

Sweet and chewy lavender cookie recipe with sweet honey, melted butter, & vanilla. A delicious edible flower treat perfect for summer parties. This extremely popular lavender cookie recipe combines a honey-sweet and buttery cookie base with the aromatic flavor of lavender buds. They’re soft and chewy on the inside, crisp on the outside, and the…

Unexpected Crops and Unique Vegetables for your Garden
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Unexpected Crops and Unique Vegetables for your Garden

Unique vegetables to grow in this year’s garden including vegetables from around the world, edible flowers and weeds, plants that produce food for years, and unexpected crops When you grow your own food, the culinary world can be your oyster. You can grow common, easy-to-grow vegetables, of course, but you can also choose to add…

Complete Guide to Natural Soap Additives and How They Work
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Complete Guide to Natural Soap Additives and How They Work

A comprehensive introduction to natural soap additives and the reasons that we add them to natural cold-process soap recipes In its purest form, natural soap requires just three ingredients: fat, lye, and water. The fat can be vegetable oils, butters, or waxes, and there are many types to choose from. You can also make soap…

How to Crystallize Primroses and other Edible Flowers
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How to Crystallize Primroses and other Edible Flowers

Crystallize primroses to preserve their pretty blossoms long into summer. This simple recipe also works for other edible flowers and requires just a few common ingredients Primroses are one of the first flowers to bloom each year. I smile to see them open their petals so early – weeks ahead of our other more familiar…

6 Ways to Use Sustainable Garden Design in your Backyard
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6 Ways to Use Sustainable Garden Design in your Backyard

Clever tips for using the way wild ecosystems work to create a self-sustaining and bountiful food garden. This is sustainable garden design at its best and benefits soil, plants, yield, and community By Zach Loeks, Director of the Ecosystem Solution Institute Sustainable garden design, regenerative gardening, permaculture design, natural gardening; all of these practices have…