You have your olive oil, you have your garlic and now you think you’re ready to make garlic infused oil. Maybe you are. However, if you’re like me, you might not really know what you’re doing. You see, I used to think you simply put some cloves of garlic into some olive oil and let it sit. On the contrary, this is not the right method and is, in fact, pretty dangerous. If you are looking for directions on how to make garlic infused oil with all that organically grown garlic, look no further.
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You may not know who he is, but you’ve probably seen his artwork. For many, he captivated what was the call of the wild. He allowed many to live vicariously through his paintings. Every doctors office you would go to, there, proudly displayed, was his works. Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, and Winchester Repeating Arms Company are a few of the notables who used his artwork. I’m talking about Philip R.Goodwin.
Goodwin was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1881. At age 11, he sold his first illustrated story to Collier’s
Goodwin illustrated Jack London’s ”The Call of the Wild” in 1903 at the age of 22. He later illustrated Theodore Roosevelt’s African Game Trails. Goodwin opened a studio in 1904 in New York City, and… Read More
The sight or gaze hounds are regarded as amongst some of oldest forms of the domesticated wolf tribe probably along with the spitz group of canines. The leggy rangy wolf of the the middle and near east, the wolf of the Russian steppes the canis lupis who ran its prey down by dint of sight. The sight canine, the sight dog and then the gaze hound though there are some who wrongly think this is intense gaze rather than hunting by sight, they are wrong I am afraid it is the gaze hound proper the sight hound the dog of the chase who hunts purely by sight (though there are exceptions) the pure running dog proper the Greyhound in all its… Read More
Some time ago, Christopher Nyerges shared with me an experience he had. While travelling through the desert, on his way to Las Vegas, Christopher started to feel excessively thirsty and experienced a headache. Upon, further discussion and questioning, he also said he experienced cramps in his legs and some in his stomach. — Christopher was experiencing the classic symptoms of a Heat Cramps. Left untreated, it could have progressed to a more serious condition of heat exhaustion, and heaven forbid heat stroke. Fortunately, it did not go beyond heat cramps, but the outcome could have been worse.
With summer upon us and outdoor activities kicking into high gear, it is important to understand the delicate relationship between having fun and… Read More
“You can never have too much Mugwort”. That is the mantra by which some of us live, when it comes to this plant. For us, it is an amazing tinder. It’s slow smoldering properties make it an exceptional walking match,rivaled only by touch wood. In fact, Native Americans of the area often carried it, while smoldering, from campsite to campsite.— It was far easier to carry your fire than having to make a whole new fire using the hand drill. But this plant is so much more, not only to Native Americans but to other world cultures as well.
Artemisia vulgaris is easily recognized by its leaves which grow from a single stalk — Deep shiny green on top and… Read More
Not too long ago, I received an email from a student, asking if I could point her in the right direction of a resource that could help her with the Native American uses of plants. And while there are many, only one resource came to mind when she said Native American, and it is a book. Yes I know a book can’t and will not replace actual hands on education with a person, but this book is much more comprehensive and varied than any one person could ever be. Be forewarned, this book is not for the feint at heart, this book is for the serious student. The book is “Native American Ethnobotany”
What this book isn’t
If you are… Read More
Gather Garlic Mustard now for pesto or it may disappear presto… well… maybe not immediately but if one university succeeds Garlic Mustard will become hard to find or extinct in North America.
First-year plants are short with kidney-shaped leaves in a rosette. Photo by Field Botany
It all started on this continent sometime around 1868 when Garlic Mustard, a native of Europe, was found on Long Island, no doubt brought over before then for food and medicine. It’s leaves are rich in vitamin C and A and medicinally was used for treating gangrene and ulcers. Garlic Mustard spread slowly across the country reaching Oregon by 1959. It wasn’t a severe problem until about 40 years… Read More
This time of year, here in the Southwest, we are privileged to see the beautiful landscape painted by Mother Nature. The vast array of colors can be hypnotic. But what are some of these plants and how did Native Americans use them?
One of the more common wild flowers we have is the Encelia farinosa, or Brittlebush. Known as “Hierba del Vaso” (Herb of the cup) by the Spanish, Brittlebush was used by native tribes and pioneers for medicinal and other purposes:
- The O’odham and Seri used it as a glue for hafting, to hold points on arrows and harpoons.
- A different sort of resin is collected from the upper stems, is more gummy and generally a clear yellow. The
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In a time where survival and preparedness shows seem to reign supreme, with the exception of Survivorman, starring Les Stroud, I’ve never liked any of them. So, when Naked Castaway aired on Discovery, I wasn’t expecting much. To my surprise, I actually enjoyed it and found it quite the departure from all the survival shows currently airing… Discovery, you hit a homerun!
From the Discovery Website:
Former British Army Captain Ed Stafford was the first person ever to walk the length of the Amazon River, but surviving completely alone on a deserted island is his biggest adventure yet. Can he last 60 days on an uninhabited Fijian island with absolutely nothing? No survival tools, no rations, no clothes, no… Read More
As we enter the full swing of Spring, sneezing becomes a much more common occurrence. Ah yes, the dreaded hay fever is upon many. But, a more accurate description should be ragweed fever, as the majority of sneezing seems to come from this plant. Before you stomp up and down and curse this plant, It actually does have food value
Some 18 generations ago — 600 years ago give or take a few centuries — some Natives Americans stopped cultivating a particular crop and may have moved on to maize. About 150 years ago — five generations — American farmers were raising crabgrass for grain when they, too, moved on to corn, the descendant of maize. So what… Read More