My very easy, green goddess pesto harnesses the nourishing, cleansing and invigorating properties of spring greens and best of all it's made from the things that grow all around us. suck it basil! (just kidding I love basil)
Purple Dead Nettle *Lamium Purpureum*
Purple Dead Nettle is one of the first things available in the spring. It is especially useful for Hayfever, pet allergy sufferers and insuring success in new ventures.
Tea Time Tuesday! A Quickening Brew
Spring is on its way! This time is known as the quickening as new life begins to stir, so too do our personal ambitions. This brew is designed to awaken that energy within you.
Chickweed *Stellaria media*
pretty, giving little chickweed as a great plant ally to acquaint yourself with.
Ribwort Plantain *plantago lanceolata*
A very useful healing plant both internally, externally and magically.
Dandelions *Taraxacum Officianale*
The humble and very giving dandelion, valued as a food source by our ancestors now seen as an unwanted weed. Dandelions are an easy plant ally to work with medicinally and magically.
Green Goddess Soup
My very basic but extra awesome recipe for a soup made from foraged greens. Perfect for spring celebrations and general well being.
Primrose *primula vulgaris*
The gentle primrose. Helpful for those with anxiety, a symbol of hope, love and the arrival of spring.
Alexanders *smyrnium olusatrum*
Alexanders-an abundant spring green, its uses and how to identify it safely.
Nettle *Urtica Dioica*
Nettles are an excellent plant ally for many reasons. one of my favourites for spring.
Cleavers *Galium Aperine*
One of my favourite plant allies, cleavers is a staple in my home. It supports the lymphatic system, is easy to find and work with. A sign of awakening spring.
gathering and using rosehips in medicine and magic
Elder *Sambucus Nigra* specifically Elderberries
Elderberries and their medicinal uses
The Hedgerow Handbook/foraging with kids by Adele Nozedar
A review of my favourite foraging guide.
Herb Robert *Geranium Robertianum*
Identifying and using this powerful 'weed'