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Foraging For Shiso (Japanese Basil)

Foraging for Shiso (or Perilla, or beefsteak plant, or Japanese Basil) is easy and fun! Shiso, in the mint family, is easy to identify, delicious, and has spread to grow in the wild. It is often used in Japan as seasoning, in salads, for pickling, or wrapped around sashimi. I discovered Shiso in typical homesteading …

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Ginger and Lemon With Honey for Fighting Colds and Flus

A old home remedy for colds and flus, this ginger and lemon with honey is both delicious AND medicinal! Cold and flu season is here and it seems they are especially bad this year. Kids love sharing (especially germs!), the flu vaccine seems to be hit or miss, and our busy lives leave us little …

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