Exodus 30:
34 And the (LORD) YHWH said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like weight:
נָטָף nataph stacte

Matthew 15:

13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.



חֶלְבְּנָה chelbĕnah / galbanum

  1. a kind of resin or gum, ingredient of the holy incense

Galbanum is een hars, bestaande uit gestold melksap afkomstig van de plant Ferula gummosa (geslacht Ferula). De plant komt voornamelijk voor op berghellingen in Iran.


Galbanum is een hars, bestaande uit gestold melksap afkomstig van de plant Ferula gummosa. De plant komt voornamelijk voor op berghellingen in Iran.

Er zijn 2 types galbanum, namelijk "Levantijnse of zachte galbanum" en "Perzische of harde galbanum". De "zachte galbanum" heeft een gele tot rode kleur.

Wierookhars Galbanum 


לְבוֹנָה lĕbownah / frankincense 

  1. a white resin burned as fragrant incense

    1. ceremonially

    2. personally

    3. used in compounding the holy incense

· Angelica                                                                                                                  Engelwortel

· Anise Hyssop                                                                                                          Anijs hyssop, ook dropplant genoemd

· Bachelors Buttons                  Centaurea cyanus, cornflower                                 Korenbloem,

   Dried cornflower as used in herbal tea & tea blends

· Bee Balm                                   horsemint, oswego tea                                           Bergamot, Monarda

· Begonia

· Borage

· Black Locust  (tree)                               Robinia pseudoacacia                               acacia,witte acaciaofvalse acacia

· Calendula                                                                                                                  Goudsbloem

· Carnations                                Dianthus caryophyllus, clove pink                           Anjers

· Chamomile                                                                                                                Kamille

· Chickory                                                                                                     Wilde cichorei of wegenwachter (Cichorium intybus) 

· Chives (and other alliums)                                                                                         Bieslook

· Chrysanthemum                                                                                                        chrysant

· Clover                                                                                                                         Klaver   

· Daisy                                                                                                                           madeliefje

· Dame’s Rocket        Hesperis matronalis                                                                   Damastbloem

· Dandelions                              Taraxacum                                                                 Paardenbloem

· Daylilies (Hemerocallis fulva)                                                                                     Daglelies

· Elderflower                                                                                                                 Vlierbloesem

· Fireweed                                                                                                                     Wilgenroosje

· Forsythia                                                                                                                      Chinees klokje

· Fruit Blossoms (Apple, pear, plum, citrus, etc)

· Hibiscus

· Hollyhock                                        (Alcea rosea)                                                        Alcea (Stokroos) 

· Honeysuckle

· Hostas

· Lavender

· Lilac

· Linden

· Marshmallow

· Meadowsweet

· Milkweed

· Nasturtium

· Peonies

· Phlox

· Rose

· Scented Geraniums

· Sunflowers

· Tulips

· Violets


Keep in mind though that these can be toxic to dogs.







Here are the plants: (april)

  1. Tulips - Tulipa spp.
  2. Wild field mustard flowers - Brassica rapa
  3. Apple flower petals - Malus spp.
  4. Purple deadnettle - Lamium purpureum
  5. Hop shoots - Humulus lupulus
  6. Hedge mustard - Sisymbrium officinale
  7. Arugula - Eruca sativa
  8. American Elm seeds and leaves - Ulmus americana
  9. Wild Lettuce - Lactuca serriola
  10. Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis
  11. Hawthorn tree leaves - Crataegus spp.
  12. Bittercress - Cardamine hirsuta
  13. Nipplewort - Lapsana communis
  14. Dandelion leaves and flowers - Taraxacum officinale
  15. Tamarack needles - Larix laricina
  16. Chickweed - Stellaria media
  17. Cat's-ear - Hypochaeris radicata
  18. English Daisy - Bellis perennis






The plants in order of appearance: (June)

1. Common sowthistle - Sonchus oleraceus

2. Grand fir - Abies grandis

3. Spearmint - Mentha spicata

4. Wild field mustard - Brassica rapa

5. Wild garlic - Allium vineale

6. Chickweed - Stellaria media

7. Black locust - Robinia pseudoacacia

8. Sheep sorrel - Rumex acetosella

9. Blue Spruce - Picea pungens

10. Trailing blackberry - Rubus ursinis

11. Nipplewort - Lapsana communis

12. Cleavers - Galium aparine

13. Oregon grape - Mahonia aquifolium

14. Western Larch - Larix occidentalis

15. Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

16. Common hawthorn - Crateagus monogyna

17. English daisy - Bellis perennis

18. Hedge mustard - Sisymbrium officinale

19. Curly dock - Rumex crispus

20. Bristly hawksbeard - Crepis setosa

21. Lemon balm - Melissa officinalis

22. White clover - Trifolium repens

23. American elm - Ulmus americana

24. Bittercress - Cardamine hirsuta


Here are some tips for making a great wild salad:

1. Focus on plants that are in good condition.

2. Pick clean. Look through what you pick, as you are picking it. leave the grass, pieces of other plants, and poor-quality plant parts out in the field.

3. Pick organized - and keep everything organized until you've double-checked it all, back in the kitchen

4. Chop the plants into tiny pieces

5. Keep some of the wild flowers aside, to mix into the chopped greens. It all looks nicer that way.

6. Use a simple salad dressing. Let the taste of all those wild plants shine. A simple oil and vinegar mix works fine!



1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil
+ salt and pepper to taste


If you enjoy foraging wild plants, here's my playlist - Foraging: Real Food for Regular People

If you want to eat what you forage, here are playlists about preparing your harvests:

Cooking Wild Greens - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Wild Salads - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...


If you like to garden, too, here are my gardening playlists:

Potatoes - An easy and productive garden crop - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Elephant Garlic: How to get the most out of growing

Elephant Garlic - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Collards: How To Grow and Use ALL of Your

Collard Plants - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Hops: How To Grow and Use ALL of Your Hop Plants - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

In the Garden - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...


Here are my playlists about specific wild plants:

Dandelions - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Wild Mustard Plants - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Elderberry - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Spruce Trees - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Redbud Trees - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...


Detailed ID of Wild Mushrooms - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...



My channel: Haphazard Homestead: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcZC...










I’ve always loved a good green salad. The thing is, I just cannot find a store-bought salad dressing that I like. Most of them taste cloying and weird to me. But you know what? That’s okay. 

Why? Because it’s super, duper easy to make my own homemade oil and vinegar dressing. And way less expensive. And I know exactly what goes into it!


Vinaigrette, a dressing made with oil and vinegar, is my favorite – and arguably the easiest to whip together, too. We’re talking 30 seconds or so. Less time than it takes to shop for a bottle of the stuff at the store!

So as I was shaking together my umpteenth jar of vinaigrette, I thought, hey! I should write a new tutorial! And so here it is:


The main thing?


Once you know the formula for homemade vinaigrette, you’re set!



1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil
+ salt and pepper to taste


Wasn’t that easy?!

You’re done!



Okay, well, here’s a little more …



I’ve always loved a good green salad. The thing is, I just cannot find a store-bought salad dressing that I like. Most of them taste cloying and weird to me. But you know what? That’s okay. 

Why? Because it’s super, duper easy to make my own homemade oil and vinegar dressing. And way less expensive. And I know exactly what goes into it!


You can go with extra virgin olive oil, which I use 95% of the time. Or choose a light, flavorless oil like grapeseed oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil. For some extra flavor, you can even swap in a touch of nut oil like walnut oil or hazelnut oil; or a bit of sesame oil adds a delicious Asian vibe. Just use a light touch with the more strongly flavored oils.

It goes without saying that higher quality oil is going to taste the best. But personally, as you can see by the photo, I’m not opposed to a little Costco generic brand love. Tastes pretty great to me!


Ahhh, so many lovely varieties of vinegar. Most wine vinegars will yield a lighter vinaigrette. Rice vinegar is also a nice, light choice. Apple cider vinegar lends a nice little bite (I like using it in salads with apple). Balsamic vinegar is a bolder choice, but lends a wonderful sweet/tart flavor to the mix. Sherry vinegar is also nice, but can be bold, so tread lightly.

Lemon juice is often substituted for vinegar, but I prefer to supplement the vinegar with acidy citrus juices (orange and lime juices also fall into this category) rather than replace the vinegar entirely. Generally I’ll swap out half the vinegar for citrus juice if I’m going that route.


As I referenced in the formula above, aside from oil and vinegar, the only other thing you really need for a superb and super-simple vinaigrette is a bit of salt (I like kosher salt or sea salt) and pepper (I prefer freshly ground black pepper).

But it’s fun to do more, if you want! Here are some ideas for deliciously aromatic add-ins:

  • Fresh chopped herbs like dill, basil, parsley, cilantro, mint, or thyme (dried herbs work, too)
  • Finely minced garlic or fresh ginger
  • Shallots, scallions, or onion
  • Bold cheeses – finely grated or crumbled – such as Parmesan, Pecorino Romano, Gorgonzola, or feta
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, a bit of horseradish, or even a bit of Sriracha add a bit of heat
  • Dijon mustard adds flavor and acts as an emulsifier – it’s kind of vinaigrette’s best pal. More about emulsifying in a minute.
  • Sugar or honey helps mellow the vinegar’s acidity, if necessary, plus, honey works as an emulsifier, too.



Yes, oil and vinegar likes to stay separated. But for vinaigrette, we want it together – at least long enough to get it onto our salad.

One effective way of mixing it together (also known as “emulsifying”) is to use a blender. But I feel like that over-complicates the process and, let’s be honest, I don’t like the extra clean-up. And this is all about simple!

So I almost always mix my vinaigrette one of two ways:


Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and briskly whisk until all of the ingredients come together. That’s it! You can also add all of the ingredients except the oil, then whisk while adding the oil in a stream, which can help with the emulsification.

A tip Brandy shared has been a bit life-changing, too: just whisk the vinaigrette right in the salad bowl, add the greens, and toss. It only works if you’ve got just the right quantity for your salad, but it’s still an incredibly convenient option when the stars align. 


This is my favorite method because it’s easier (read: lazier). Just add all of the ingredients to a mason jar, screw on the lid, shake for a few seconds, and: voila, vinaigrette!


Bonus: you’ve now got a ready-made container for storing leftover dressing in the fridge for later on!


Once it’s mixed, just taste and adjust the  seasonings if you like, and you’re good to go. Tasting tip: For the most accurate idea of what the dressing will taste like on your salad, dip a leaf into the dressing, shake off the excess, and try.

If you’re not serving your vinaigrette right away, you may have to shake it again right before serving. But here’s where the bonus of a couple of the add-ins come into play: both Dijon mustard and honey help emulsify the dressing, which keeps it together longer. So consider adding one or both of these if you’re entertaining and don’t want the embarrassment of a broken-down dressing (the horror!) or if you are just plain tired of shaking.

And … that’s it!










Got two minutes? Along with oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper, that’s all you need to make a simple vinaigrette at home. Trust me, it’ll beat the pants off of store-bought! This basic vinaigrette recipe yields enough vinaigrette to lightly dress a salad for four.




  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or a more neutral-flavored oil like grapeseed, canola, or vegetable)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (or balsamic, apple cider vinegar, rice, sherry, or other wine vinegar)
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • A turn of freshly ground black pepper


  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs like dill, basil, parsley, cilantro, mint, or thyme (dried herbs work, too, just use 1-2 teaspoons instead)
  • A finely minced garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced or grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots, scallions, or onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated or crumbled Parmesan, Pecorino Romano, Gorgonzola, or feta
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, 1 tablespoon horseradish, or 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon sugar or honey




  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small mason jar, screw on the lid, and shake until blended. You can also whisk the ingredients together in a bowl or whirr them together in a blender.
  2. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. Add to salad, toss, and serve.
  3. Keep leftover dressing in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for 2 – 3 days.





Yield: Approx. 1/4 cup, Serving Size: 2 tablespoons (1/2 recipe)


    • Amount Per Serving: 
    • Calories: 180 Calories 
    • Total Fat: 20g 
    • Saturated Fat: 3g
    • Sodium: 237mg





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Yarrow Tea
The Herbal Bandage


Yarrow tea is an herbal tea that has long been associated with its ability to treat cuts and wounds.


For centuries people have resorted to this European herb to treat inflammation and disinfect scraped skin.

There are so many more benefits that you can get from this herbal infusion hopefully you will soon add it to your pantry.



So come and let’s take a look at this healing tea!


What is Yarrow?

Yarrow, achillea millefolium in Latin, is a hardy perennial plant native to the temperate regions of Europe and Asia and has since spread to other continents such as North America and Australia and so today it can be found worldwide.

The scientific name Achillea comes from the name of Achilles the Greek hero who used this herb to heal himself and his soldiers, and Millefolium is a reference to the multitude of fine feathery leaves that characterize this plant.

Its many historical uses have spawned throughout the ages a variety of other common names such as: nosebleed, woundwort, old man's pepper, thousand-leaf, carpenter's weed, herba militaris or soldiers wound wort. Names either refer to the lovely leaf structure or to the blood-staunching properties of yarrow.


Yarrow is a tall, but slender, plant that reaches up to a 1 meter in height.


It is often compared to a weed as it grows in waste areas, the sides of roads, along fences, lawns, edges of train tracks, filling the air with a chrysanthemum-like aroma.

It has several long, thin green stems from which grow fine green leaves that are fern-like, feathery and highly segmented from as small as 5cm long to as big as 20cm long.

It is the appearance of the leaves that give the plant its scientific name.

Typically yarrow blooms from May to September, or sometimes as late as November, producing clusters of tiny white, pink, red or violet disk-shaped flowers.

Each cluster may have as many as 15 to 40 little flowers arranged in a flat-topped display.

Its beautiful flowers make it a wonderful ornamental plant in many gardens. It can be used both to help enrich soils as well as a landscaping feature, preventing soil erosion.


History of Yarrow

Yarrow has been found to have a long history dating back to the Neanderthals, over 60,000 years ago. Our ancestors used yarrow as a medicinal herb to treat minor wounds, stop bleeding and inflammation.

Over 3000 years ago the ancient Greeks used this herb to treat wounds and fight fevers while promoting circulation. As stated above, this herb is associated with the Greek hero Achilles, who would treat his wounds as well as his soldiers' using yarrow leaves and flowers. The leaves would also be ingested in a tea to stop fevers or digestive issues.

For centuries the Chinese also used yarrow in their rituals, having recognized its healing potential for the body's main organs. They claimed that this herbal tea had the potential to enhance the mind, energize the body and brighten the eyes.

By the Middle Ages, yarrow was very much a part of European medicinal culture, being part of folk customs for protection and incantations in Britain as well as flavoring beer before the use of hops.

Early European colonists took yarrow to America where it was soon naturalized and became an important part in the traditional medicine of the Native Americans, treating wounds, infections and stopping bleeding. Different tribes would use it for earaches, as a sedative or to treat a cold or break a fever.

By the 17th century, this herb had become popular as an edible vegetable to be used in cooking soups or stews or as herbal tea to provide health benefits. It never stopped being used for its wound-treating abilities. It is believed that it was used during the American Civil War to help treat wounded soldiers.


Today yarrow is still planted both for medicinal uses as well as for its gardening value. Many people still like to use this herb in cooking, either a vegetable like spinach in a salad or soup, or as a herb to replace fresh or dried tarragon in recipes. It can be placed in oils and vinegar to add a touch of flavor.

Yarrow has found its way into the cosmetic industry, serving as an ingredient in cleansers and shampoos. Flowers and leaves also serve to add flavor to soft drinks, liquors and bitters.

People have not stopped using this herb medicinally, still brewing it into a tea for its many health benefits.


Yarrow Tea Benefits

Yarrow contains a variety of components that allow you to make a rich and nourishing cup of tea. It contains vitamins A, B-complex, C and E, bioflavonoids, choline, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, amino acids, bitters, flavonoids, terpenes, and tannins among many others.

Together with other phytochemicals, yarrow tea may provide with some of the following benefits.


Flu and Cold Remedy

    • Yarrow tea is great when the first symptoms of a cold or the flu set in. It may help clear up mucous and relieve congestion, allowing to breathe better. This herb is said to help fight the infection that causing you to be ill. It may also soothe a sore throat and strengthen your lungs.


    • Drinking this tea when you have a high fever will help to promote natural sweating and thus could break your fever in a safer and healthier way. Sweating is a way that the body has of expelling the microbes and bacteria. So have a hot cup of tea and stay under a warm blanket.


    • A cup of this herbal tea is also said to help when you are suffering from allergies or hay fever. It may dry up your nasal passageways, which can be quite a relief when you have been sneezing all day because of dust or pollen.


  • Its calming and antispasmodic nature may also bring some calm and relief if you suffer from asthma. Yarrow tea may help to reduce the severity of your attacks.


Digestive Tea

    • Have a cup of yarrow tea if you are prone to indigestion or heartburn, as this tea promotes bile production that stimulates digestion, preventing food from staying in your stomach too long and causing pain. It is the bitter components of this tea that are said to get your stomach to work better and faster.


    • At the same time, this tea may improve your digestive health by protecting the lining of the stomach from infection and inflammation and soothing stomach muscle spasms that could lead to painful cramps. This tea may offer relief from a stomach flu, nausea, vomiting and even gastritis.


    • By stimulating the production of digestive juices and bile, you are also helping to prevent the formation of gallstones and so keeping your gallbladder happy and healthy.


    • Drinking yarrow tea may also protect and boost the health of your intestines. It is said that it helps to soothe bloating and flatulence as well as possibly treat colic and diarrhea. It may help to coat the inner lining of your intestines thus also preventing inflammation and cramping.


    • Talk to your doctor about using this herbal tea as a possible remedy for colitis or diverticulitis. More serious and chronic digestive conditions should be followed up with a doctor, so that proper testing can be done.


  • As you use this herbal tea to improve your digestive health expect to feel an increase in appetite, so make sure to eat healthy so as not to hinder the healing process and gain excessive weight in the process.




Heart and Blood Tonic

    • One of the most popular benefits of yarrow tea is its ability to stop bleeding, internally and externally. It said to help stop internal bleeding. Of course, any such situations, either in the lungs or digestive tract, should be followed up with a doctor in order to discard the possibility of a more serious problem.


    • Drinking this tea is said to improve blood flow, by purifying the blood of toxins and bacteria as well as boosting circulation where there are possible situations of stagnation. Poor circulation can be felt when you have cold hands or feet and this tea may help you with that.


    • Yarrow tea may also serve as a heart tonic, by not only toning, but also strengthening and dilating your blood vessels. As a result this tea may help to regulate your blood pressure and reduce the risk of blood clots that could cause serious heart complications. This could also help with varicose veins.


  • If you are taking any form of heart medication or blood thinners, make sure to talk to your doctor first, as this tea may dangerously alter the effects of your medication.


Liver Tonic

    • Yarrow herbal tea may also tone your liver, stimulating its activity and providing balance when you need it. The chemical components of yarrow are said to actually protect the liver and get rid of any elements that may cause harm to it.


  • This tea serves to detoxify the liver, helping to keep hormonal production in check and allowing you to deal with issues like depression better. Find out how it can also help with anxiety and stress next.


Sedative Tea

    • Yarrow tea is known for analgesic and calming properties. It is said to soothe pain and allow you to recover from illness or simply relax better by toning down tension and cramps.


    • If you are feeling fatigued, but have a hard time falling asleep, you may consider drinking a cup of this herbal tea as it is said to relax the mind and the body. Sometimes all you need is just something to nudge you off to sleep. It may treat insomnia and protect your mind from exhaustion.


    • A cup of yarrow tea may serve as sedative in case of mild anxiety. If you feel stressed or tense, then consider drinking a cup of this tea. This nerve tonic could help lift your spirits as well as calm the mind enough to let you see more clearly what the source of your anxiety is.


  • Sometimes we all need a little help dealing with the complicated situations of our daily lives. Yarrow tea could be a healthy companion that allows you to cope with the tension of everyday life. It should not be taken in place of other similar prescription medications, but you can talk to your doctor about it.


Immunity Booster

    • Drinking this tea can help boost your immune system defenses. Yarrow is said to be anti-inflammatory, helping to expel from your body toxins that could be causing your harm. You have already read how this tea can help your respiratory and digestive systems, but there are so many more ways this tea can help.


  • This ability could turn yarrow into a great infusion to help if you suffer from stiff joints and rheumatism. It said that this tea could flush out the inflammation as well as boost circulation to the affected areas, helping to soothe the pain and let you move about better.


Tea for Urinary Infections

    • Drinking yarrow tea could increase urine production; this is because this tea is a diuretic that may help to flush out excessive fluids. For some, this could be a way of dealing with water retention.


    • Taking this tea could help clear out bladder or kidney infections. It could be a good way to help calm an irritated bladder and treat a minor ailment. Keep sure to monitor your condition, as more serious ailments require more extensive exams that should be done by your doctor.


  • It is said that clearing out your urinary system of harmful agents and calming the smooth muscles that support could help deal with night incontinence. While yarrow may increase your urge to urinate, it could also deal with what is causing your continence. Consult with your doctor for more advice on your situation.


Tea for Women

    • Yarrow tea serves as a tonic for women. It is said to be helpful to regulate menstruation, stimulating it when it is absent or delayed, reducing heavy bleeding when these occur. If heavy bleeding continues, this is something to look into with your gynecologist.


    • This tea may stimulate the uterus in a way that will help to better regulate your cycles, toning the uterus and easing painful menstruation, cramps and uterine congestion. Drinking yarrow tea could help also prevent uterine fibrosis and endometriosis.


    • By also toning your liver and balancing your hormonal production, this tea could help ease PMS symptoms and down the road, it could help you to deal with symptoms of menopause.


  • Yarrow tea also has a reputation of helping to cleanse the uterus after a miscarriage and stopping excessive bleeding after a birth. However, you should never attempt to do this on your own as what works for some women but not necessarily for every woman and could be quite dangerous. Seek your doctor’s advice on this.




External Benefits

    • The ability to treat wounds and cuts is one of the best known benefits of this tea. It is certainly one of the reasons that this herb has been venerated for ages. So let your yarrow tea cool down and then apply it to your skin using a clean cotton ball.


    • This cool infusion could be useful to clean wounds, stop bleeding cuts, numb the pain, and speed up scarring of skin tissues and soothe burns. Its calming and cleansing action may help with rashes and itchy sensation.


    • Yarrow can be used to make an antiseptic infusion to help skin infections from spreading or just to appease existing skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema. This herbal tea may even aid in clearing up acne.


    • Just as drinking this tea may help with internal inflammations, applying it topically may help with external ones, so apply it to your stiff joints when needed to help with arthritis or rheumatism. You may also use it in compresses to help treat varicose veins.


    • Although there is no fountain of youth, you may wish to try applying yarrow tea to you skin. It is said that this herbal infusion may help clear up your skin, keeping it fresh and possibly delaying premature aging.


  • Apply the cooled infusion to your hair as a tonic to fight hair loss. It is said to help prevent baldness. It is best suited for dark-haired people, removing toxins from the scalp and sorting oily hair out.


Begin healing now!





Sauteed Goatsbeard Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: Serves 2.
A tasty and healthy addition to any meal that will help to nourish your body.


>> 10 to 15 thin goat’s beard stems (with flowers and leaves)
>> 1 onion sliced thin
>> butter or oil to sauté


Sauté all ingredients over low heat in either butter or oil of your choice until onions are clear and the goat’s beard has become soft.

Serve immediately.

Wild Edibles in Recipe: Goat's Beard


Tragopogon pratensis

Gele morgenster

Identifying Maple & Birch trees

for sap & syrup production



Februari and March:

Sugar maple tree

40 gallon of sap - 1 gallon of syrup


Guidelines to follow:

  • Only tap trees over 12"in diameter.
  • Only trees over 18"in diameter should recieve more than one tap.
  • Smaller spouts are pregerable over larger spouts.

Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) (half the sugar concentration then the sugar maple tree)

Birch (Betula)

Yellow birch tree (Betula Alleghaniensis)

Black birch tree (Betula Lenta)

80 gallon of sap - 1 gallon of syrup

sesame and wilted green salad

Sesame and Wilted Green Saute Recipe


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: Serves 2

A quick saute that is a powerhouse of nutrients.



>> 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
>> 2tbsp. sesame oil
>> 2 litres (8 cups) wild greens (possibilities: plantain, dandelion, lamb’s quarters, mustard)
>> 1 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
>> 2 tbsp. orange juice
>> 2tbsp. toasted almonds
>> toasted sesame seeds for garnish


In a heated skillet, sauté your choice of wild greens for two minutes with sesame oil. Add tamari (or soy sauce), orange juice and toasted almonds. Blend well.

Remove from heat. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top as a garnish and serve.

Wild Edibles in Recipe: Broadleaf Plantain, Dandelion, Garlic Mustard, Lamb's Quarters








Zoethout Glycyrrhiza Glabra




ook wel genoemd: AARDNOOT (Engels: Peanut or Groundnut)
(Arachis hypogaea)






betreffende de fabricage van en de handel in voedingsmiddelen die uit planten of uit
plantenbereidingen samengesteld zijn of deze bevatten
(Stbl. 21.XI.1997)






Chinese yam
Dioscorea polystachya/alata (purple)






ENSETE glaucum



Moringa tree / Peperwortelboom



Rijk:Plantae (Planten)
Stam:Embryophyta (Landplanten)
Klasse:Spermatopsida (Zaadplanten)
Soort Moringa oleifera
Lam. (1785)
Portaal    Biologie


De peperwortelboom[1] (Moringa oleifera) is een boom uit de familie Moringaceae. De soort komt vooral voor in tropische en subtropische gebieden met een steppeklimaat.

Moringa oleifera staat ook wel bekend als de 'wonderboom' vanwege de hoge voedingswaarde en medicinale eigenschappen van de bladeren en vruchten van de boom.[2] Zo worden de bladeren in Zuid-Afrika gebruikt om ondervoeding tegen te gaan. Door deze eigenschappen wordt Moringa oleifera op grote schaal gekweekt in plantages.


Kenmerkende vruchten van Moringa oleifera

Moringa oleifera groeit het beste op droge zandgrond. De boom is goed bestand tegen droogte en groeit relatief snel.

De plant komt van oorsprong voor in de heuvels aan de zuidelijke kant van de Himalaya in Noordwest-India, maar wordt inmiddels ook gekweekt op plantages in Afrika, India, Indonesië, Maleisië, Mexico, de Filipijnen, Midden- en Zuid-Amerika en Sri Lanka.

De soort wordt doorgaans gezien als de bruikbaarste boom ter wereld, omdat bijna elk onderdeel van de boom kan worden gebruikt als voedsel of voor andere nuttige doeleinden.


De nog niet volgroeide, groene vruchten van de boom worden het meest gebruikt. In Zuid- en Zuidoost-Azië worden ze in veel gerechten verwerkt. De zaden uit de volgroeide vruchten kunnen worden gegeten als noten of erwten. Tevens kan uit de zaden 38 tot 40% plantaardige olie worden gewonnen, genaamd behenolie.

De bloemen van de boom zijn, indien gekookt, ook eetbaar. De wortel kan worden vermalen en gebruikt als condiment.

Boven- en onderzijde van het dubbelgeveerde blad van Moringa oleifera.

De bladeren van de boom zijn rijk aan onder andere bètacaroteen, vitamine C, proteïne, ijzer en kalium.[2] De bladeren kunnen worden gekookt als spinazie, of gedroogd en vermalen worden toegevoegd aan maaltijden.

Vanwege de sterke voedingswaarde van de boom, wordt Moringa oleifera op steeds grotere schaal ingezet voor de bestrijding van ondervoeding in ontwikkelingslanden. Onder andere Trees for Life, Church World Service, Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization, en Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa gebruiken de boom voor dit doel.

Andere eigenschappen

De zaden van Moringa oleifera kunnen worden gebruikt om water te zuiveren, daar ze in staat zijn tot 98 procent van onzuiverheden en micro-organismen uit water te halen.[2] De bladeren en vruchten kunnen worden verwerkt in medicijnen.

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