Category Archives: Living Off The Land

Let the land nurture you.

Yum! Tasty Edible Flowers You Can Grow Yourself

Add a beautiful, aesthetic touch to your next dinner with tasty flowers that you can grow yourself. Many upscale restaurants have adopted the practice of garnishing salads and certain dishes with flowers. Flowers provide a touch of color, fragrance, texture and taste to an ordinary meal. You too can create a beautiful dish by growing...
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Traditional Soft Drinks Recipes

As ingrained and famous that it might be that the beverage of choice to the British is a nice cup of tea, there have been many other traditional soft drinks in British history that quenched our thirst. Traditional drinks range from Ginger Beer, Dandelion and Burdock to the refreshing elderflower cordial made from the flowers...
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10 Most Profitable Specialty Crops To Grow

Growing specialty crops is the perfect way to turn your gardening skills and knowledge into extra income. Unlike commonly grown crops like grain and vegetables, specialty crops are not widely grown and bring higher prices for growers. It's not unusual to find growers earning as much as $60,000 per acre with these unique cash crops....
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Three More Weeds That Are Good to Eat

"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I love using that which others throw away. I am not sure if it is the frugal in me, or just the desire to help the planet survive mankind. Either way, it is fun learning about all of the food sources...
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Cattail Provides Everything for Your Next Picnic

Typha is a popular plant with many names like bulrush, reed mace, punks, corndog grass, raudo, or cattail. Whatever you want to call it, cattail is easy to distinguish and locate and has many uses. You can use it at any time of the year. Read more

Petal Power

There has been a lot of interest lately in the use of flowers in cooking and many of the more up-market restaurants are adding them to dishes to give a fresh colorful and contemporary style and taste. Flowers have traditionally been used in many types of cooking for centuries: European, Asian, East Indian, and Middle...
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Nasturtium Peppery Leaves Edible Flowers and Substitute Capers

Nasturtium is a beautiful flowering plant, Tropaeolum majus, grown for its unique foliage and edible flowers. Native to South America it's an annual member of the Tropaeolaceae family. Nasturtium is a common name for this plant that shouldn't be confused with the unrelated watercress of the genus Nasturtium in the mustard family. Other common names...
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Hunting Edible Weeds

Some people call them wild plants. Some call them weeds. And some people call them names I can't repeat. However, many weeds are actually quite edible and very nutritious. Best of all, they're free. (more…)...
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