How to Eat Acorns – Video Part 3

Above is the last installment in my How to Eat Acorns video series. In Part 1, I talked about how to identify oak trees and remove acorn shells. In Part 2, I talked about leaching the tannins from the acorns. Above, in Part 3, I talk about what I did with the acorns after leaching them in a toilet tank. It turned out to be a lot more work than I expected! (I think next time, I’ll go back to hot leaching).


I’m very much looking forward to Thursday’s Herbal Smoking Blends class. We’ll experiment with various combinations and smoking methods, cover the different actions of seven herbs, make blends to take home, and talk about the medicinal and ceremonial use of smoking herbs in healing work. For example, I find that they assist in inducing trance, which I find very helpful prior to meditation or doing energy work on clients. Two out-of-town folks reached out to me on Twitter saying they want to learn more about this and asked if they can have my handout for that class in exchange for a small donation. I said yes to them and I am happy to make the PDF available to you, too. E-mail me at if you’re interested.

Other upcoming classes are:

* Herbal Medicine 101 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, a hands-on workshop to get started making your own apothecary, a wonderful way to empower yourself and your family and cut down on expensive doctor visits for minor illnesses like colds, flu, etc.

* Make a Dreamcatcher from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, a fun way to create a handmade gift for the holidays.
For more info or to sign up, click here.

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5 thoughts on “How to Eat Acorns – Video Part 3

  1. However… You can use a light from behind your computer’s camera so you will be better lit on this vid blog.  The way the light is hitting your window’s blinds makes you “backlit” which means the wall is brighter and we can’t see you as well..

  2. Well done as usual Becky. I love that toilet tank idea. Simple and brilliant. I need to try it. I’ve only used the hot method in the past.

  3. Fantastic, Becky, thanks. Prime time TV from my perspective.
    I’ve come across a lot of ‘just flush it under a tap and hey presto’ acorn accounts, but the issue of processing and labour seems really important to me. It is basically how hard getting getting big loads of carbs has been for all but a glimpse of human history – and perhaps how hard it should be (a feminist argument, with that being so widely a women’s role in traditional societies, might go either way on that though – empowering or drudgery?) .
    Strange you got mould… were they not fully submerged all the time or does the toilet not get flushed a lot, perhaps? I know you guys have different loos to us – where the bowl is full and then drains when flushed whereas ours are nearly empty and then get a full cistern dumped to wash it through.
    That full cistern submersion and a family of 3 using the loo saw mine nice and clean.
    The other big thing for us on the dry continent is that the cistern method is water-saving.
    Again, thanks, love your stuff.

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