May 15, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that you have enjoyed making your Blackberry Root Tincture, Blackberry Mouthwash, and Blackberry Shrub. While you wait to use your tincture and mouthwash, try making some Blackberry Sun Tea and Blackberry Mint Ice Cubes! These are two delightful recipes that you can make and savor today! Blackberry Sun Tea is a wonderful drink […]

May 14, 2013 Calendar Entry

Good morning! We hope that your weekend was full of sunshine! Today, we are learning about the lore of Blackberry. If you will turn to page 21, there is a special little rabbit named Fluffa for you to meet. With his help, Mother Earth saved Blackberry from the brink of despair. We all need  a […]

May 10, 2013 Calendar Entry

We hope that you enjoyed making your Blackberry leaf rubbings yesterday. We would love to see pictures of your creations! Now, it is time to learn a bit of botany about Blackberry. Did you know that his fruit is not considered a true “berry”? To find out why, turn to page 19.  When you are […]

May 9, 2013 Calendar Entry

Pick some Blackberry leaves and make a few rubbings of them. You may notice even more fully just how deeply veined and intricate they are when held up close. I remember loving to make leaf rubbings as a child. All of a sudden, with a some paper and a crayon, the leaf seemed to come […]

May 8, 2013 Calendar Entry

Ready to try Blackberry Shrub? Shrubs are healthy alternatives to soda. They can be used to stimulate the appetite and aid the digestive system. Besides the health benefits, shrubs are refreshing and a delight to drink. For the ingredient list and mixing directions, turn to page 25. The shrub will last for about 6 months.  Enjoy! […]

May 7, 2013 Calendar Entry

If you use mouthwash, you are in for a treat today! We are sharing our recipe for Blackberry Mouthwash. With a little Blackberry Tincture and a little water, your breath will be smelling fresh and your throat will be feeling smooth! Turn to page 28 for the recipe and instructions. If you do not yet […]

May 3, 2013 Calendar Entry

What have you learned about Blackberry so far? Check out the crossword puzzle on page 37. How many words can you find without looking at the word bank? You can get your own copy of this month’s issue of “Brambly Blackberry” right here: Or, you can subscribe for an entire year of Herbal Roots zine for just […]

May 2, 2013 Calendar Entry

Have you been wondering what to do with all those left over Blackberry roots? We have an idea for you! On page 26, you will find a recipe for Blackberry root Tincture! The roots are the strongest medicinal part of the entire Blackberry plant! They have both antidiarrheal and astringent properties. The tincture is wonderful […]

May 1, 2013 Calendar Entry

Happy May Day! We hope that you enjoy your celebrations today! This month we will be sharing the knowledge of Blackberry with you through recipes, crafts, puzzles, a song, and more. For a moment, think about the word Blackberry. What images come to mind? Are your memories more gustatory in nature? Turn to page 7 […]