Chervil

Each year I am amazed at how little I  know about what people ate before we had grocery stores to purchase all our food. Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) dates back to biblical times. Some people say that the fragrance resembles the myrrh that was given to the baby Jesus by the wise men. This was the…

Grow your Medicine and Start Healing

This week I have to change my diet to a low fiber one since I will be getting a colonoscopy. I know it is a bit off topic when I consider this is a blog about growing food on an urban lot. But is it really? We live in a modern world where medicine is advancing…

Eat Dirt!

Yes, the new advice is to eat dirt for it provides many of the health benefits our bodies crave and need. You could go out and scoop up dirt from your yard and eat it, but I would not advise it. LOL. I doubt you would die, but there is a connection to the soil our…

Chervil

Each year I am amazed at how little I  know about what people ate before we had grocery stores to purchase all our food. Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) dates back to biblical times. Some people say that the fragrance resembles the myrrh that was given to the baby Jesus by the wise men. This was the…

Perennial Edibles should be the future of urban landscaping

  The past few years I have been researching perennial edibles to add to our Urban Potager. I do not have a lot of space to work with which means I have to be very selective about what I place on our property. There are a lot of productive perennial edibles that come back each…

Create a Garden this Year for help with Stress in your Life

I had goals in 2017 to post each week ( which I plan on doing) but got side tracked due to some health issues. My health issues are not something that is life threatening. They are something many people deal with in life. I have often written on here about my “anxiety” attacks. They are…

Do you know about battling stress with Lemon Balm Tea?

After I had been diagnosed with cancer in 2000, I started having issues with “stress and anxiety” in my life. I mentioned this to my doctor years ago, and she prescribed a drug called Zoloft. I tried it for a few weeks, and it did make me feel better, but the thought of having to…