Tag Archives: Iowa City Herbalism

I decided that we’d had enough cool evenings that it was time to dig up some astragalus root this week.  Well it was actually my husband who dug it up.  He’s been promoted to full apprentice status around here. I set aside a good size chunk to shred and dry and roast with honey and then chopped up the rest to make astragalus broth for pressure canning.   Both recipes are in the article below.  Continue reading

Time for one of my fun history posts.  I am so glad that people are enjoying these. I thought that this would be a good topic for this time of year as I often pick and dry the end-of-season herbs to be used for making pastilles.  I also use them for strewing herbs, so if you missed that article you might want to check it out. Continue reading