Free Chickweed Pesto Recipe Card

I’ve got another great recipe for you today.  Another chickweed recipe! 

HerbFairies-ChickweedPesto Chickweed Pesto 

Pesto is such a simple dish – even the kids can make it.  Four common ingredients you can easily find in your kitchen and chickweed, you can most likely find that in your yard!

Click here to download your recipe card.

Pesto is a favorite lunch food at our house.  We especially love pepperoni pesto wraps.  They are super easy and a quick lunch. 

Spread your chickweed pesto on a tortilla, top with pepperoni and cheese.  Roll them up and pop them in the oven or the microwave to melt the cheese. 

Herb Fairies enrollment is OPEN!

  herb fairies club

The Herb Fairies Book Club is open just 5 days a year, and it closes this Saturday, April 19 at midnight!

An herbal mentoring experience, your kids will love the activities in the book club. 

  • The Magic Keeper’s Journal
  • Recipe Cards
  • A Coloring Book
  • An Herbal Roots Zine with each book
  • And of course the beautiful Herb Fairies book series your children will love to enjoy over and over

As a parent, you will enjoy the new Parent’s guide, the Herbal Remedies for Children During Cold & Flu Season ebook, and the private Herb Fairies online community. 

Get ready for an adventure you and your children will not forget!

Another herbal recipe: dandelion flower cookies…

So yesterday I mentioned how much we love to eat dandelions.  We especially love dandelion fritters – or herbal funnel cakes, as my kids call them.  =)

Here’s another great recipe for dandelions you will want to check out.  

dandelionflowercookies Tomorrow I’ll have another great recipe for your with a special downloadable freebie!  Be sure to come check it out!

An Herbal Recipe: Chickweed Grilled Cheese…

HerbFairies-Chickweed4 One of the joys of homeschooling is getting to spend our mornings together at the park.  Every morning the kids and I take a walk around our local park for a little fresh air and exercise to start our day.  It was beautiful this morning and the dandelions were beginning to pop up along the trail in the grass.  A couple of the kids ran to pick a bouquet and they all agreed it’s been way too long since we last had dandelion fritters. 

My bunch absolutely LOVE eating dandelions. 

Do you ever eat the “weeds” in your yard?  Those pests are actually nutritious, delicious plants that can provide wonderful nutrients for your family!

Kimberly and Hailey share a recipe today using chickweed that you can probably find in your own yard.  This recipe, chickweed grilled cheese sandwiches, can be found in the free Herb Fairies cookbook you can get here. 


Look for more delicious herbal recipes right here this weekend!

Herb Fairies is here again!


With Spring comes one of my favorite things to the Homestead Project blog….

Herb Fairies!


You may remember last year I introduced you to Herb Fairies and I’m delighted that so many of you took advantage of this great resource from John and Kimberly at LearningHerbs.  They gave me some great free stuff to share with you here on the blog and I can’t wait to show you what they have in store this year! 

You are gonna love it!

An Herbal Cookbook…

HF-meme-cookbook13Let’s kick this party off right with a free Herb Fairies cookbook!

  You will find 13 fun herbal recipes your kids will have a great time making and sharing with others.  This is a great way to help your kids learn about the herbs and remember their uses. 

Your kids will gain confidence in their ability to use herbs with each recipe and gain priceless knowledge about these wonderful healing plants.

I have long been a fan of Learning Herbs and the wonderful tools they produce such as the Wildcraft! board game and the Herb Mentor community.  They have taught me almost everything I know about herbs. 

This is going to be a great week of freebies and fun things to get us ready for Herb Fairies so stick around to see what it’s all about!  =)

Not your mama’s gardening tool…

This week we start our indoor seedlings here at the Old Town homestead.  It will be good to get some gardening done even if it is just starting seeds.  I’m so ready to plant things and see green grass and flowers – I’m ready for Spring!

I’ve added a new tool to my garden planning this year and I’m excited to share it with you.  It’s the Rural Mom’s Garden Planner notebook on Springpad.  I’m actually sharing 2 new tools with you – one gardening related and one not quite so. 

I guess I should first explain Springpad.  It’s basically a collection of virtual notebooks.  You can keep notebooks about anything – collections, journals, ideas, organizing solutions, projects, lists… the possibilities are endless.  Plan your Christmas, make shopping lists, set reminders, save websites, photos, recipes.  You can see how one ends up with seventeen virtual notebooks… yeah. 

Anyhoo, it certainly saves on paper.  You can take all your notebooks with you everywhere you go via the App for your phone or tablet and you can’t exactly save a website or photo in your paper notebook.  Well, you can but that’s not very convenient.

SO, you need to go check out Springpad and start taking notes.  If you’re still not sure what kind of notebooks you would keep, visit the Springpad store for a large collection of free notebooks to get you going. 

Now back to the garden planner…

Rural Mom’s Garden Planner notebook is a great tool for keeping track of your garden plans, to-do lists,  and harvests.  A free notebook in the Springpad store, this planner gives you step-by-step tasks with reminders for getting your garden in order and keeping it that way.  Get helpful hints from Beth’s garden and save your own ideas and tips in the notebook as well.  Use the journal area to note what worked and what didn’t, your favorite plants, anything that will be helpful for the next growing season.  And you can update the information from anywhere with the Springpad app – right in the garden even!

My biggest gardening challenge is most definitely keeping a journal of things I want to remember for the next year.  That part always gets pushed aside and never done.  I’m looking forward to keeping better notes this year and tracking what worked and what didn’t. 

Do you keep a garden journal?  What information is the most important to you to record?




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