December 12, 2011

black birch 1. fallen black birch branches. twigs 2. a jar. water 3. boiling water. honey 4. honey. cup 5. wintergreen in a cup. good for what ails you and tasty, too.

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  • Reply Janis December 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    This is something I must try. Thank you…

    Such beautiful photography Erin

  • Reply Daniella December 12, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    So these are just black birch branches? Does it have a certain taste? I'm so curious about this!

  • Reply Erin December 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    @Daniella yes! just twigs from a black birch tree. they have wintergreen essential oils in them (think birch beer, or gum) and you can smell them as soon as you begin to clip! FYI: it's better for the tree if you stick to foraging for fallen branches!

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon December 13, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Must try this! Thank you for sharing

  • Reply knack December 13, 2011 at 3:22 am

    these are gorgeous photos {of course}…and you are so healthy and earthy! love it! I need some wintergreen right about now….my nose is drippy šŸ™‚


  • Reply Cindy December 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    i have never heard of this either. sounds wonderful.

  • Reply Steph January 4, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Cool, cool!

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