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Fermented Salsa

Nourishing Traditions has a wonderful recipe for fermented salsa—the perfect thing to do with some of those extra summer vegetables that you want to save for later. Fermented Salsa Print Recipe CourseSnacks and Appetizers...

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Catmint

Common Name: Catmint Scientific Name: Nepeta mussinii Family: Lamiaceae Uses Culinary herb: Good for baking, cooking, and tea Nectary for beneficial insects Medicinal Properties Stomach relief Pest repellant Stress relief Arthritis relief Cough suppressant...

These cheesy herb biscuits are a great savory addition to any meal. 0

Cheddar Herb Biscuits

So we’ve made tortillas, bread, sweet scones, and cookies, but we have yet to make those flaky, buttery, cheesy, herb-acious biscuits that we all love. Thankfully, cold rainy days mean more days in the...

The hover fly, sometimes called flower flies, or syrphid flies, resembles a bee at first glance. A beneficial insect in the garden, its larvae feed on aphids. It is pictured here on a comfrey leaf. 0

Hover Flies

In their larval stage, hover flies keep aphid populations under control. As adults, they provide pollination services to flowers. The distinct coloration and patterning of hover flies makes them easily recognizable as bee mimics....

Assassin bug (wheel bug) on a red maple leaf. 0

Assassin Bugs

Assassin bugs are generalist predators that feed on a range of herbivorous insects as nymphs and adults. Avoid handling them, as they use their long beaks to inflict defensive damage. Common Names: Assassin bug,...

The two-spotted stink bug is a type of predatory stink bug (like the spined soldier bug), a generalist predator that feeds on herbivorous insect pests. 0

Predatory Stink Bugs

Predatory stink bugs, including the spined soldier bug and two-spotted stink bug, are powerhouse generalist predators in the garden, feeding on pests as both nymphs and adults. Common Names: Spined soldier bug, two-spotted stink...

Lentil burgers with homemade bread and sweet potato fries will warm up any cold winter night. 0

Lentil “Burgers”

I don’t like lentils. I love the idea of them–packed with protein, an excellent storage legume, and we could even grow them ourselves! Now that I have stocked our pantry with lentils and want...

Cardamom scones make for excellent breakfast snacks. 0

Cardamom Delights

Cardamom is one of the less common spices in our homestead, but I think it is quickly becoming one of our favorites. Cardamom has a subtle spicy, herbal, and citrusy flavor. It is used...

Rosemary is a great plant to incorporate into a culinary permaculture guild. 0

Rosemary

Rosemary is a staple in any culinary garden. Used as an herb, rosemary offers a pleasant floral pine flavor, as well as a myriad of benefits to your overall health. Here at the Little...

Rosemary focaccia bread is a staple at our homestead 0

Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Every week at our local farmers’ market, I admire the baked goods, especially the breads. I have always favored the focaccia, which were topped with sweet and savory ingredients that made the perfect breakfast...