SUMMERLOVE 2017

S U M M E R  L O V E

 

WITCH in the WOODS Summer Essentials

A fun summertime activity to do is seaweed harvesting!  Typically in June when the tide is negative and the rocks are exposed.  The tide pools were abundant in seaweed this year.  My favorite recipe for the seaweed cystoseira.  2/3 ACV 1/3 soy sauce or tamari, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, onion, ginger.

With so many amazing flowers around, its nice to preserve some of them using a flower press.  I am currently in the works with a local wood shop to create my own flower press (available soon) but in the meantime here is a link for pressing your own flowers in a book and creating beautiful projects.  Great for the kids too!  https://homesteading.com/how-to-press-flowers-diy/

Making your own ice cubes for summer cocktails is also not a bad idea!  I like to use the colossal ice cube trays to add more color. Good herbs & flowers to add: Mint, lemon verbena, calendula, borage, chamomile, basil, sprigs of rosemary, sage, roses, lemons, limes, berries, grapefruit.  If you want to use flowers but not sure what is edible, I have seen and edible flower pack in the herb section at safeway.