Update On Herb Club

We have been having a blast at our Herb Club meetings

At our second meeting, we enjoyed Billy Brilliant as a special guest!  As you can tell by Billy’s McDonalds box on the table, he has no clue about good nutrition.  He is, however, willing to learn, and that is the important thing. ๐Ÿ™‚  We enjoyed his presence very much.  He especially earned brownie points for being a fan of Jill’s Home Remedies. ๐Ÿ™‚
During this meeting, we had the children identify and harvest chickweed again.



We showed the kids {and Billy} how to make a yummy chickweed smoothie…


{For this smoothie, we used bananas, blueberries, yogurt, water, chickweed, and orange juice concentrate to taste}

We turned the chickweed oil into a useful salve… 

{Click here to read a post I wrote for the Bulk Herb Store on how to make a chickweed salve}


…and showed how to dry and powder chickweed and place it in capsules!


There are many ways to incorporate this herb into your diet!  Chickweed is a contact healer internally and externally; it’s wise to harvest this plant and put it to good use!

How about you?  Have you done anything with chickweed yet this Spring?


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How To Make Chickweed Salve

Recently my girls and I got together with some friends for our 2nd herb club meeting!  In the first meeting we harvested chickweed and made an herbal oil with it.  In this second meeting we turned the oil into a salve!


Chickweed is one of the first plants that show themselves in early spring.  It grows low to the ground, has a tiny line of hair on one side of the stem, tear-shaped leaves, and grows a tiny white star-shaped flower.  The flowers are not blooming yet, but should soon!  You can still use chickweed before the flowers appear.
Join me at the Bulk Herb Store today for the rest!


How to Make Chickweed Pesto

Chickweed is a very nutritious plant and is plentiful this time of year!  I hope you’ll harvest some today and make this yummy pesto. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh chickweed
1 cup fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
3-4 oz. parmesan cheese
3-4 oz. almonds

Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  



Serve with chips or crackers.

The kids loved this pesto!  It is loaded with nutrition and so easy to make.  This is a simple way to add good nutrition to your family’s diet.  

Have you ever made a healthy pesto?