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- August 24, 2021 at 10:46 am in reply to: New Fermentation Module! #9643
Hi Lynn, I am planning to try making dosa’s soon! I was wondering if you have any idea how well they store and whether it is a good idea to freeze them or not?
Thank you Lynn that’s good to know! And I guess that now I have only more questions haha. I suppose that I am not completely sure which constituents I want specifically – some tannins at least, yes 😉 But I don’t know about the resins, or what they can do for us? Is it only possible to extract them with 60% or would 40% also take out some of them?November 1, 2020 at 11:52 am in reply to: Honey crafting #9205
Thanks Lynn I will send you a picture!October 31, 2020 at 5:05 pm in reply to: Honey crafting #9202
Hi again, so I’m back with another question about honey 😀 I was making a hawthorn elixir with probably rather a lot of honey (at least, relatively more honey than I used last year). Now as I opened the jar to strain it, I saw there were quite a lot of very small bubbles on top. Not really like the whole thing was overflowing but… is that fermentation? Can I still use this?October 7, 2020 at 12:09 pm in reply to: Honey crafting #8974
I’m only reading this now Marisa, thanks for your extensive response! I still have quite a stock of honey at the moment as I just bought new and don’t really use it for anything else normally… So my first plan now is to make another oxymel – I made one with garlic previously which works very well in salads – so am now thinking of another herb to try this with… But whenever I’ll experiment with something else than honey I’ll keep you updated 😉September 11, 2020 at 11:19 am in reply to: Honey crafting #8939
Thanks Lynn, yes that helps! I may try to demystify glycerine finally, hehe, as I have never actually done anything with it… Where does one buy glycerine?
I guess agave syrup does sound a bit more attractive, and yes quite a challenge to figure out what is actually the most sustainable option… Modesty always helps in any case..!September 4, 2020 at 9:29 am in reply to: Honey crafting #8935
As I ran into loads of very ripe and abundant looking hawthorn and elder berries yesterday, I feel an irresistible urge to make something with them now :p
And I have a question about using other types of ‘honey-like substances’, for example agave syrup. I think for now I’ll just use honey but it would be good to know for the future: is there a difference in how well they extract the constituents from the berries compared to honey? (If anything is known about that..?) I think Marisa also experimented with different types of vegan honey substitutes right? What is your experience?June 13, 2020 at 2:41 pm in reply to: Healing module summary #5925
Yes I do have some ayahuasca links 🙂
This is the website & blog of Naysha, a curandera from Peru who travels the world and with whom I have done ceremonies, and by far the best I’ve experienced:
Here is a documentary about the Yawanawa people from Brazil who use ayahuasca (‘Uni’) in their ceremonies, the documentary doesn’t contain a lot of text but it shows an ayahuasca ceremony about 14 minutes into the documentary:
And another blog by a knowledgeable lady:
https://www.afterlife.coach/after-life-blogMay 24, 2020 at 3:25 pm in reply to: Foraging 26: Module Summaries #7037
That would be great, I expect to be there on the 29th! I also actually ended up making a trip to the Beatrix park yesterday, where I did manage to find one of them (belladonna). But more would also be good 😉May 15, 2020 at 3:07 pm in reply to: Foraging 12: Plant allies #6670
It’s been very interesting, although I haven’t managed to connect daily, I was visiting a burdock plant in park Frankendael once to twice a week for a long time. I had to change to another plant twice as they kept cutting them down and also one was just done with it’s life at some point 😉 But those events transitioned smoothly to the seeds on my balcony starting to sprout fortunately, so that makes it easier! I find that it is a very balanced plant, every time I connect to it I get this feeling of everything being exactly in the right pace and in the right place, not too fast, not too slow, ‘everything under control’ kind of feeling. It’s a plant with many uses some of which have been scientifically proven (like the protection of the liver, as well as anti-cancer properties) although I believe that through scientific understanding we can only get so far.
I have been using it myself both as a tincture and as a salve, as I have psoriasis – a mild form fortunately but I had some spots on my feet especially that would get very inflamed & irritated. I made a salve of burdock and lavender and this has been super helpful. Literally from one day to the next all itching/irritation/etc stopped which I can only credit to the salve and they have kept improving gradually. So this has been very useful!March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm in reply to: Foraging 21: Local trees #5770
And I found this website very useful btw: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/January 26, 2020 at 8:07 pm in reply to: Herbal medicine chest #5753
Hi Marisa, good topic!
I just made a chamomile tincture for the first time this year, since I find it so effective as a poultice for inflammations and infections I figured I’d try if it does so many wonderful things internally as well :p
Chamomile is also soothing for the nerves so maybe an idea for you as well? Other herbs that I’m thinking of related to anxiety & sleep could be lemonbalm, lavender, valerian…? Maybe also interesting to look into flower essences for this purpose if you haven’t done that yet!
I was also thinking along the lines of just having some tincture (or elixir or..) that has some general strengthening/nourishing properties for the winter months and for that I made a dandelion tincture for myself.
Did you get any more ideas in the meantime?
Thanks for the video!June 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm in reply to: Foraging 2: Testing plants #4216
Sorry late reply, but yes that’s clear, thanks! 🙂May 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm in reply to: Growing 1 – 3: Planning and choosing herbs #4160
Hey Grace, that’s very nice of you to offer, thanks! I have bought seeds for all of them in the meantime and the parsley and sage are starting to sprout – if I remember correctly which one is which… Only nothing seems to be happening with the lavender, so if you or anybody has any lavender to share, that would be very welcome! Also wormwood! 🙂April 28, 2019 at 4:23 pm in reply to: Growing 1 – 3: Planning and choosing herbs #4039
Hmm yeah wormwood did also cross my mind, could be a good idea!