Day 130/365 – On rhubarb pie

5/10/17 Recently I’ve been getting rhubarb stalks as part of my CSA with Lancaster Farms. (Btw the stalks have been used as food forever, but the leaves are poisonous!!!) Not knowing much about the plant, I made the rookie mistake of adding it to my salads and soups, which I usually do with veggies. Little […]

Day 129/365 – On Victory Day

(The date by Soviet standards is written as: 9th of May, 1945.) 5/9/17 Today is the anniversary of Victory Day, the day celebrated by the former Soviet Union of the end of WWII, and the defeat of the Nazi forces. Since the victory became official late evening on May 8, 1945, in Europe – it was […]

Day 128/365 – On herbal CSAs, continued

Can you identify these plants? 5/8/17 (Continued from yesterday’s post on Sacred Warrior/Sawmill Farms CSA) The second CSA is through one of my herbalism teachers at Arbor Vitae, Nathaniel Whitmore. He had a wide array of herbs to choose from: Japanese knotweed, barberry root, burdock root, calamus root, dandelion leaves and roots, giant chickweed, violet […]