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Spring Newsletter – Recipe Edition

Spring is in the air!

First off, we’d like to share a recipe that is decidedly spring! This recipe comes from local Seattle cookbook author Mickey Trescott. Dandelion greens are a lovely spring detox herb. You can find your own by foraging, or if you’re short on time check your local grocery store. As always if you are foraging for your own herbs, make sure you’ve correctly identified your plant! Make sure you have true Dandelion and not Hairy Cat’s Ear.

Dandelion Pesto
Author: Mickey Trescott
Serves: ½ cup

INGREDIENTS
1 large bunch dandelion greens
1 handful cilantro or mint leaves
½ cup olive oil (with an extra ¼ cup optional)
3 cloves garlic, peeled
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ lemon, juiced

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Wash the dandelion greens in a colander, removing any leaves or stems that are expired or wilted.
2. Place in a food processor with the herbs, olive oil, garlic, sea salt and lemon. Process until desired consistency is reached, adding additional olive oil if the mixture is too thick.
3. Use stirred into soups, eaten on plantain crackers, or mixed with stir-fried vegetables.

For more of Mickey Trescott’s recipes please check out her website by clicking the button below or come on in to Blossom for a copy of her amazing cookbook, The Nutrient Dense Kitchen. Happy cooking!

https://autoimmunewellness.com/

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So you are ready to get all culinary or medicinary with Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale). Most of us grew up with a plethora of them around and we’re pretty sure we know what one is. But did you know that they are often mistaken with another plant named Hairy Cat’s Ear (Hypochaeris radicata)? So how do we tell these two plants apart? How do we know we have true Dandelion? 

Dandelion Characteristics

-Flower stocks form from a basal rosette 

-One flower head per stock

-Stock is hollow and exudes a milky white substance

-Leaves are shallowly lobed or jaggedly toothed, smooth, and are NOT hairy

-Bloom earlier in in the year (Spring Months)

-Large light to dark brown taproot 

Hairy Cat’s Ear Characteristics

-Flower stocks form from a basal rosette

-Often multiple flowers heads per stock (branched)

-Stock is solid and exudes a more brownish milky substance 

-Leaves have rounded lobes and are thicker and HAIRY

-Bloom later in the year (Summer Months)

-Similar to but not a true taproot, fleshy

Need to read more? The very best book for plant identification in our area is Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast, Polar/MacKinnon

Dandelion
Hairy Cat’s Ear

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Kids Herbal Craft and Gift Night

Join Herbalist Brianna Gallardo at Blossom for a fun evening making herbal crafts and gifts.

-Tuesday, December 10th
-6:00 – 7:30 PM
-Blossom Natural Health and Wellness
-Cost for one child and accompanying adult is $30. Adults who don’t have a child are welcome to come craft too if they want!
-Payment can be made ahead of time by calling or stopping in to Blossom. It can also be made at the time of class, but please give us a heads up if you are coming so we can be sure to have enough supplies.

We will most likely be making apple cider mulling sachets and pomanders. This will be just a fun craft night with not a whole lot of major info presented. If you need to come later than 6:00 PM that’s no problem at all, as we will just be crafting at our own pace. We look forward to another fun night with everyone!

Golden Milk and Reishi Hot Chocolate Herbal Class 11.6.19

Herbal class is back! Join Herbalist Brianna Gallardo for this fun and tasty class. We will be discussing the benefits of both Golden (Turmeric) Milk and Reishi Hot Chocolate. One is great for inflammation and pain, while the other is great for deep immune building. We will be making samples of both to take home and of course trying some in class. Yum! We will have both dairy and non-dairy milks in class for any allergies we have.
Cost: $30
Please contact Blossom 360-834-2732 to register in advance so we know how many people are attending.

Date: Wednesday November 6th 2019 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Where: Blossom Natural Health

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Annual Camas Plant and Garden Fair

Happy Mother’s Day weekend! Hope you are enjoying the summery weather. The annual Plant Fair is today. Everything for your yard and garden in charming Downtown Camas!
Saturday, May 11th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Held the day before Mother’s Day, each year the plant fair draws in thousands of people to enjoy and explore the amazing selection of plants, trees, garden art and supplies, and much more provided by our dedicated local growers and vendors. Kids’ activities, live music, entertainment, fresh food, and the shops and restaurants of Downtown Camas all add to the community experience. Come make a day of it!

Visit the Plant Fair website http://cwplantfair.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/CamasPlantAndGardenFair/ for all the info!

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Children’s Herbal Class Fri 4/26/19

Join Herbalist Brianna Gallardo for a Children’s Herbal Class!

Brianna will teach an herbal class for children on Friday, April 26 from 5:00 to 6:30pm. We will be making 2 medicines to take home and putting a special focus on the mint family of plants.

Cost will be $30 for one adult and child. If anyone would like to bring more than one child, the cost will be $15 per additional child. Class will be for children 5 years and up. Since class is close to dinner time, please feel free to bring snacks. 

Class will be held at Blossom Natural Health and Wellness in Camas. If you are interested in signing up please call us at 360-834-2732 or email us at office@blossomnaturalhealth.com. You can also visit us in person at the office. 

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Eat like a nutrivore!

Mickey Trescott’s new book The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen: 125 Autoimmune Paleo Recipes for Deep Healing and Vibrant Health is available at Blossom!

In The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen, Mickey teaches you everything you need to know about eating like a “nutrivore.” You’ll start with a comprehensive tour of nutrients that are essential for both optimal health and deep healing, with handy charts to help you identify which foods contain them in varying amounts. You’ll also get an overview of Autoimmune Protocol details, some creative ideas for affordably sourcing the highest-quality and most nutrient-dense ingredients, and tips for setting up your kitchen to cook whole foods. The centerpiece of The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen is Mickey’s impressive collection of flavorful, approachable recipes that comply with the strictest phase of the Autoimmune Protocol—no grains, legumes, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, or nightshades. If you are looking for a practical, approachable resource for the Autoimmune Protocol that places nutrient density at the core, look no further than The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. Mickey’s recipes and guidance help you set yourself up for success without sacrificing time or flavor.