fiddleheads wideRecipes and tips for using herbs in your cooking.

Herbs aren’t just medicine or tea they can also be used in cooking with delicious results.

Backyard Medicine: Eating Wild Spinach


Budget eating, with all the locavore/organic/foodie brownie points you care to collect. Do People Know About This? By Dr. Mahalia Freed One of the most common garden weeds is also known as Wild Spinach, and indeed, it is edible and

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Build Your Immune Power with Change of Season Soup


By Dr. Mahalia Freed This herbal formula is a great harmonizer, helping to balance the body and mind in times of stress, especially during the change of seasons. It enhances the immune system and increases the body’s own adaptive energies.

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Nettle & Fiddlehead Happy Soup

Happy Soup

By Dr. Mahalia Freed Seriously, this is the happiest soup I’ve ever made or had the pleasure of consuming. There is no other way to describe it. Perhaps it is partially the virtuousness I feel, eating local, wildcrafted herbs &

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Kitchen Sprouting: Local Greens, Year Round


By Dr. Mahalia Freed Committed to eating locally but also to eating green veggies daily? Not sure which value to prioritize from November to May? Not wanting to spend so much of your grocery budget on imported, tired greens? Sprouting

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Links to Author’s Posts

Dr. Mahalia Freed
Dr. Freed is delighted to share her knowledge of plant medicines and how they can help us heal.

Dr. Orna Izakson
Dr. Izakson, Traditional Roots Lead Physician, is a licensed naturopathic physician and registered herbalist in Portland, Oregon.

Jim McDonald
Jim McDonald has been practicing the art of herbcraft since 1994. He offers a knowledge of herbalism that blends western folk and indigenous views of healing with the Vitalist traditions of 19th century western herbalism.