I stumbled upon sumac without knowing what it was. Sumac, to me, is an ornamental tree with big reddish velvet looking tops sticking up at the end of each branch. Branches are thick, few and each is strong and sturdy. They’re also high and I could not reach them. After I used a couple of … Continue reading Sumac
The places to be creative are best when outside, even when the cold starts to set in (but a fire is a must!)
The beauty of growing (part of) your own food is more than just healthy, it is beauty to the eye and rapture to the senses. It is hard work too. A visual reconnection with traveling the world because food is life.
Nettle syrup is SO delicious that you just want to drink cold drinks. For a teetotaler this is a nice change in hot sweaty summer days
I seek for plant parts with which I can dye and where I can make delicious recipes with. Nettle, the weed we all know, is one of them.
I started to use plant parts to dye cotton with and in the process of finding these materials I try to get more use out of it. Carob is such a thing. Yippee, makes me happy to get multiple uses out of one plant.
Dandelion root coffee is really more of a tea culture, but then again, I am a teatotaller.
The absolute favorite ride of my 5 years cycling through 45 countries was the Atacama desert in Chile.
I am going back in time with this story: being at the end of my 5 year cycling trip, in 2019. I was tired. I needed a stop from cycling and constant moving. I did not know that the farm I halted would bring me a husband. This post is also about a piece of … Continue reading Work-Away at a Paraguayan farm
Being out is a necessity: to absorb and observe the blooming and aliveness.