The Wild & Weedy Kitchen
This book emphasizes our collective experience with herbs and what they can do for you.
Recipes, remedies, herbal concoctions, and general well being through communion with nature is discussed in a conversational and sometimes humorous manner.
The author has spent most of her life in the forest, field and kitchen, and this guidebook reflects her experience and love for the earth and all it's gifts. Packed with dozens of recipes for everything from Lavender Lemonade and Stuffed Squash Blossoms to Grandma's Magic Healing Salve and a Mugwort Dream Pillow, the author's methods for making teas, poultices, balms, tinctures and more are discussed in detail. Herbalist Susun S. Weed dares us to "delve into this book" to "emerge with catnip on their breath, mud on their knees... and a mysterious, satisfied smile".
"Once upon a time, there was a crafty wood wizard who built a lovely chest of drawers made out of cedar. His beloved wife rubbed a bit of cedarwood oil inside the drawer boxes, and to bless the project, they burned some California cedar incense to send their prayers to the spirit world.
Would you believe that each of the three times I just used the word 'cedar', I was referring to three distinct trees?"