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Welcome to the fourth edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday! It’s time to share your herbal tips, tricks, techniques, and recipes!

Wildcrafting is the practice of gathering or harvesting plants from their natural or “wild” habitat for food or medicinal purposes. It applies to uncultivated plants wherever they may be found, and is not necessarily limited to wilderness areas.

Wildcrafting Wednesday is a place were bloggers can gather to share their favorite herbal posts. It’s a place to gather information on ways to incorporate herbs in our day to day life. It is anything and everything herbal – from crafts to cleaning to tinctures to cooking – if it involves herbs then we want to read about (harvest) it! 🙂 (Get it? Gather…Harvest…Wildcrafting…) 🙂

In other words, this is a “one stop shop” for the past weeks best tips on how to use herbs!

Guidelines for Participation:

1.  Please link up your blog post using the Linky widget below. If you are posting a recipe, only real food recipes are permitted please. This means no processed food ingredients!

2.  Please link the URL of your actual blog post and not your blogs home page. That allows future readers who find this post and go to your link to be able to find what they’re looking for.

3.  Please place a link back to this post. That way your readers can benefit from all the ideas too. This also helps out the other participants who are hoping to get more traffic to their blogs. If you’re new to blogging here’s what you do:  Copy the URL of Wildcrafting Wednesday from your browser address bar. Then edit your post by adding something like, “This post was shared on Wildcrafting
Wednesday at Mind Body and Sole” at the end of your post. Then highlight “Wildcrafting Wednesday at Mind Body and Sole”, click the “link” button on your blogging tool bar, and paste the URL into that line. That’s it!

4.  Please only link posts that fit the carnival description. Old and archived posts are welcome as long as you post a link back as described above. Please don’t link to giveaways or promotions for affiliates or sponsors. That keeps our links valuable in the future since a link to a giveaway three months old isn’t going to be worth browsing in three months time, but a link to an herbal tip will be.

5.  Please leave a comment. 🙂

6.  Don’t have a blog? We still want to hear from you! Please leave your herbal tip or recipe in the comments.

7.  And bloggers, please check out the other posts and leave a comment for them too. 🙂 I know that we would all love to hear from each other. 🙂


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Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Laurie says:

    Thanks for hosting. Today I linked up a post on chicory, which is in full bloom in our area right now. It’s a wonderful “weed” that has many uses.

  • PJ Pape says:

    One of my favorite Christmas presents to make is Basil-Infused EVOO from my organic garden. I strip enough basil leaves off the stems (discard for compost) to fill a 1 ltr. glass jar with a glass lid about 3/4 full. I like the fruity EVOOs and pour enough over the basil to cover by about an inch. I use a bamboo skewer to sink the leaves floating to the top. Set the covered jar out of the sun for 5 days to 2 weeks depending on the depth of flavor desired. The stronger infusion can be diluted by up to 50% with additional EVOO and still retain good flavor.

    When you are happy with the infusion, strain the liquid through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth into a large glass container for storage. I have several 5 ltr. glass jars with wooden tops. You can then decant into individual gift bottles at your leisure.

    The oil soaked basil goes into my food processor until it reaches a paste texture. I put about 1/2 cup of the paste into a snack size plastic bag and roll it into a log. The logs go into the freezer. In the middle of winter, I can take out a log and slice off a section to use and it tastes as fresh as summer! Us it for saute or as a substitute for butter in a savory bread or muffin recipe.

    Yum! People will come back for more over and over again.