Recipe Index

Here in our recipe index, you’ll find my favorite recipes made from whole, homegrown, and wild edible plants.   Many of these recipes are made from wild “weeds” and plants that grow in our backyard gardens and in forested areas.

I believe that food IS medicine. Learn how to make delicious edible, medicinal, and healthy recipes with what grows naturally around us. 

hot cross buns
recipes
Barbi Gardiner

Hot Cross Buns: A Gift for the Spring Goddess

Many people are surprised to learn the history of hot cross buns and how they relate to the spring Goddess of fertility. In celebration of the beginning of spring, I’m going to share a recipe for hot cross buns to help you celebrate Ostara.

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bath soak recipe
DIY Skills
Barbi Gardiner

Cedarwood and Sage Winter Bath Soak Recipe

This evergreen forest bath salt is my very favorite bath soak recipe for winter.  Luxurious Dead Sea salt is combined with other therapeutic salts along with the grounding and antimicrobial nature of pine needles, cedar, juniper, and sage for a relaxing bath.

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recipe for soul cakes
Ancestral Lifeways Wisdom
Barbi Gardiner

Recipe For Soul Cakes: An Offering to Our Ancestors

Today we are sharing a recipe for soul cakes to help you get into the “spirit” of Samhain, Halloween, All Saints’ Day, or All Souls’ Day! These yummy treats will have your taste buds tingling and your soul bursting with joy.

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recipe for Butternut Squash Pie
recipes
Barbi Gardiner

Irresistibly Delicious Recipe for Butternut Squash Pie

It’s the time of year when butternut squash is in season and it’s a perfect time to make this recipe for butternut squash pie! It’s creamy, sweet, and delicious. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday get-togethers with friends and family. We’re gonna show you how to make it step by step so that you can enjoy this dessert too!

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Wine Making

The Outdoor Apothecary

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