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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Having tea with Loki

Green has finally decided to grace us with his presence. It feels like it has been too long.

With Spring comes the wild foods I so enjoy. Friends joined us to eat our first bounty of wild onions.

The dish of wild onion, carrots and potatoes slow cooked in hard apple cider and minced garlic can out divine. We served it with pork ribs smothered in apple bbq sauce.

We have had a few people point out a bush to us. Mountain tea, is the only explanation I received. Someone said it was Ironwort. But I am not completely sure of that. It looks nothing like it. I thought elderberry, but the taste wasn't right.

What I do know is that is makes a wonderfully minty tea. I was told that when the berries come in and if I can get to it before the deer, it is even better. We made some fresh, and dried out more for later.

And we are of course super happy to introduce you all to Urth's Umbra's little bull calf.


He has been attempting to live up to his name, already.


Anonymous said...

good hearing from you sweet girl!

Judy said...

Reads like you and your tribe may be feeling a little better, yeah!

Anonymous said...

So good to hear from ya, hugs from Kingsport :-)

FancyHorse said...

Happy Spring!

kath said...

So glad to see you all made it through the rough winter. I hope it was easier than last year! Onward and upward, right? Looking forward to seeing pics of your garden and maybe I'll try that wild onion dish you made. It looks amazing & sounds easy!

Sandy Livesay said...


All the fresh wild goodness appearing after the snow leaves.... brings in a bounty of happiness and good eats.

Loki is a so adorable, and very healthy looking.

Time to start planting your garden

Sending hugs and love to you and yours.


Practical Parsimony said...

It will be interesting to see what the plant is.

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