About Me




Hey there! This is me: Maisy (pronounce: macy), also known as Madita. A wild flower, creative spirit and kitchen mess maker.

I currently work as a freelance writer, editor and creative writing teacher in Northern Germany where I live with my boyfriend J and our many, erm, "children": guinea pigs Ginny, Hedwig and Poppy, kombucha SCOBY Mariechen, sourdough starter Puffy, and about 50 indoor plants 😂😊

I'm happiest when I'm hiking through nature – preferably forests – or stuck between the pages of a book, a chai tea in one hand, a chocolate chip cookie in the other.

I started this blog in 2013 when I was studying for my creative writing degree (yes, there's a degree for that ðŸĪŠ), and ever since then it has always been a place where I "collect" pieces of my different passions in life, such as
experimenting in the kitchen, learning about wild herbs and self-healing, and exploring my own path in life.


WHAT YOU WILL FIND ON THIS BLOG

  • Easy & (mostly) healthy recipes that are vegan or plant-based
  • Homemade natural beauty ideas 
  • DIY projects for your home and homemade gifts for friends and family
  • Ways to simplify and "healthify" your life
  • My experience with alternative holistic healing practices, such as herbal medicine and other natural remedies
  • My experience with foraging
  • Input on manifestation and self-empowerment
  • and a few other bits and bobs :)

My personal passions (and topics on this blog) range from plant-based eating to making my own skin care products,
foraging for wild foods, homebrewing (kombucha 😍), small-scale vegetable gardening, pagan seasonal festivals and fictional foods. I consider myself a bookish "Suburban hippie", vegan food enthusiast, and lover of nature. I feel especially drawn to reclaiming my natural feminine roots, exploring plant magic, wildcrafting, and other "old ways".

It should be disclaimed that I am in no way an expert in medicine, wildcrafting or even entertainment – but I am eager to learn all that I can about any topics surrounding homesteading, herbs and healing.


A FEW FACTS ABOUT ME

Current Obsessions: over-sized mugs, reading, green indoor plants, crystals, fantasy books, squirrels, cherries, crunchy granola, fresh flowers, essential oils, yoga, the moon, candles.
Favourite Food: sushi, coconut curry, chocolate chip cookies
Favourite Books: Fictional: The Lord of the Rings, almost every Kate Morton book, Brandon Sanderson's books. Non-fictional: You Can Heal Your Life, Sacred Woman, milk and honey.
Favourite Films: The Lord of the Rings, Avatar: The Last Airbender (the series. not the movie. let's just pretend there is no movie)
Favourite Places: Nature, England, Chiang Mai (Thailand), in trains, at home.
Favourite Quote: Ships in harbour are safe, but that's not what ships are built for. ~ John Shedd



For any requests, business inquiries, partnerships, and more please don't hesitate to contact me via email at
hello(at)homesteadherbsandhealing.com

 





Maisy