Herbal Adventures: Backyard Excursions and Kitchen Creations for Kids and Their Families (Paperback)
—Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author
In Herbal Adventures, you’ll pull on your boots and discover the magical plants that are growing just beyond your door. Explore nearby parks, fields, and forests, then make all sorts of tasty and useful things for your family and friends! Start with a delicious homemade soda, flower petal pancakes, or a soothing balm for cuts and scrapes. Sip herbal tea that's fit for the fairies, craft syrup to quiet your cough, and assemble supplies for your own rough-and-tumble herbal first aid kit. You can also skip the foraging and dive into making the recipes with purchased, dried herbs.
Herbal Adventures includes recipes and instructions for making:
- Elderberry syrup
- Herbal chai
- Dandelion honey
- Herbal first aid balm
- Chickweed pesto
- Herbal cough syrup
- Pine needle tea
- Sore throat soother
- Splinter and sting salve
- Plus dozens more herbal teas, snacks, oils, and balms!
About the Author
Rachel Jepson Wolf loves nothing more than bringing people and plants together. With a degree in environmental education and biology, Rachel spent years helping kids and adults fall in love with the natural world. In 2002 she founded LüSa Organics, a botanical body care company, and more recently began leading in-person herbal retreats for adults and children. She is also the author of Herbal Adventures, a family-friendly exploration of herbs and the wonderful things you can make with them. Today Rachel lives with her husband, Pete, and their two children, Lupine and Sage, on a wonderfully weedy homestead in rural Wisconsin. Her days are spent writing, foraging, playing with plants, and homeschooling her kids. Find Rachel online at rachelwolfclean.com, where she blogs about herbs, farm, and family; or explore her herbal body care line at lusaorganics.com.