Jennifer Houghton

Jennifer Houghton is a yoga & fitness teacher, blogger, and green homesteader living in the British Columbia mountains. She spends most of her days chopping wood, digging dirt, learning to fix things, and babying her 3 cats. She's very keen on furry creatures and the smell of balsam fir trees.

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15 Comments

  1. Kathy Nestell
    Kathy Nestell October 10, 2014 at 7:33 AM .

    Great post!!! And what timing! I planned on digging some roots for the first time! I’ve been eyeing a nice patch on my farm all summer!!

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  3. Marla
    Marla October 2, 2014 at 7:47 AM .

    Hi Jennifer,
    Just a note to let you know that I choose your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays Blog Hop that goes live tonight @ 7pm EST. Thanks for being part or Real Food Fridays and sharing with us.

  4. Nancy W
    Nancy W October 1, 2014 at 1:48 PM .

    I never knew you could eat Burdock! Thank you for sharing your informative post on the HomeAcre Hop, hope to see you again tomorrow! – Nancy
    The Home Acre Hop

  5. Jann Olson
    Jann Olson September 30, 2014 at 10:33 PM .

    As always, you amaze me with your knowledge! Would never have thought you could eat burdock. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  6. Deborah Davis
    Deborah Davis September 29, 2014 at 7:54 PM .

    Hi Jennifer,
    Fascinating! Thank you so much for enlightening us on the benefits of inulin and the pleasures of burdock at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

  7. Marla
    Marla September 27, 2014 at 8:17 AM .

    Great post and very interesting information. I knew that Burdock was very good for the digestive system but did not know many of the other facts. Thanks so much for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  8. Simple Nature Decor
    Simple Nature Decor September 26, 2014 at 7:48 PM .

    I was very intrigued by burdock, honestly I did not know what it was and its amazing the benefits it has for diseases! Love if you share this at my Fabulous Friday Party Saw this on Tuesday with the Twist
    Thanks
    Maria

  9. Lani
    Lani September 24, 2014 at 3:46 PM .

    Who knew. I wonder if Burdock grows around here. I know I could use it’s health benefits!

  10. Cynthia
    Cynthia September 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM .

    Burdock root is sold at our local grocery store. I cut it very thin and add it to soups. It is pretty fibrous which makes it very chewy. Maybe the roots I have been buying are old and tough, lol, It is supposed to be one of the best blood purifiers so I keep using it and chew away

  11. Deborah Davis
    Deborah Davis September 22, 2014 at 4:29 PM .

    Hi Jennifer,
    I just hopped by from Natural Living Monday to see your burdock post.I was so taken with your lovely photo but this post also made me reminisce about my college days and macrobiotic cooking classes. We learned to love and respect the healing powers of burdock. I love your simple way of preparing it. Now I have to get my hands on some at my local farmer’s market, hopefully.

  12. Sara K.
    Sara K. September 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM .

    Thank you so much for your timely post! I found burdock growing on the farm. Everyone said it was deadly poisonous. I was pretty sure it wasn’t, but have not had the time to seriously research how to use the plant. Now I know… and now to hunt down some more. I think most of it was removed or has lived out it’s 2 year life span already.

    Thanks!

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