chia-pet

Chia: The Miracle Food?

Chia: The Miracle Food? Most of us associate Chia with the catchy commercial for the little clay figures that sprout green vegetation.  We put our “ch-ch-ch- chia!” pets in the kitchen window and eventually, after the novelty wears off, toss in the trash. But perhaps you’ve heard about the growing body of evidence that classifies Continue reading


plant pharmacy

Plant Your Own Pharmacy

Plant Your Own Pharmacy It’s wonderful to have a year round herbal “pharmacy” for beauty, comfort, and health right at your fingertips.  Planting in warm weather is the time to do it.  If you don’t consider yourself to have a green thumb, then consider that all of these can be grown in a flowerbox or Continue reading


Euell Gibbons

The OG Wild Food Guy

The OG forager was Euell Gibbons, a wild food advocate from the middle of the last century. I just finished re-reading a book of essays put out by The New Yorker magazine editors few years ago called Secret Ingredients, a collection of food and drink writing since the magazine’s inception over 80 years ago. One that just blew Continue reading