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There seems to be a lot of silence in the room!
Well, this month, I hope we can give you some more ideas on the many wonders of this highly underutilized herb.
If you walk into a store, the only preparation you’re going to find is going to be Evening Primrose oil. This month however, you’ll learn to make many more recipes from the entire plant such as your own homemade version of Evening Primrose oil (it’s fresher, more potent and cheaper than anything you can find in the store!), Evening Primrose honey, Evening Primrose Infused oil and Evening Primrose salve.
You’ll also learn what they can all be used for! After learning all about it, I’m sure you’ll want to have some salve and honey on hand for the upcoming winter season.
3 Evening Primrose roots (from 1st year plants or 2nd year that haven’t bloomed)
2 Burdock Roots (again from first year plants)
1 large Potato
1 Sweet Potato
1 Red Onion
3 Cloves Garlic
Sea Salt (Smoked is my favorite followed by Pink Himalayan)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Wash and chop the roots into small chunks. Chop the onion into small chunks too. Peel the garlic cloves and chop into several pieces.
Mix together all the roots and toss with olive oil to coat. Sprinkle with sea salt, chipotle, cinnamon, rosemary and sage lightly and stir to mix.
Place on a baking sheet and cook for 30-50 minutes stirring frequently. Test for doneness by sticking a fork through the thickest pieces. When it pierces them easily, the roots are ready.
Grind the seeds with a mortar and pestle and sprinkle over the tops of the roots.
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