How to Make a Powerful Healing Balm

April 9th, 2014Posted by Karen

Making healing balms is easier than you think. Tamra Speakman of Shatul Wellness is a holistic herbalist who offers a mini-course for those who want to learn how to make a healing balm using myrrh, frankincense and goldenseal.

Guide to Wild Plants and Useful Plants

April 2nd, 2014Posted by Karen

Long time California forager Christopher Nyerges has been a survival skills educator for forty years. His newly released Guide to Wild Plants and Useful Plants is a terrific book for those interested in learning how to identify wild edibles.

Spring Wild Edibles

March 12th, 2014Posted by Karen

Spring wild edibles are out there now and after a long, very cold winter this greenery is certainly a welcome sight! Several wild edibles are peeking out of that melting snow and many more will be making their way into a forager’s basket soon!

Tea: Is It Really that Good for You?

March 11th, 2014Posted by Karen

After water, tea is the most commonly ingested drink around the world. Studies have shown some of the positive health effects from drinking tea but do these positives outweigh the negatives? Between pesticides, heavy metals and bleached tea bags the negatives are by far outweighing the positives.

Rene Caisse and Essiac

February 20th, 2014Posted by Karen

Rene Caisse is the woman that kept the Essiac formula from vanishing forever yet our children will never get to know her story in the mainstream education system. We parents must strive to ensure our children know about this remarkable woman and how she successfully treated tens of thousands of people of cancer with a simple herbal remedy.

Russian Dandelion: A Multi-Functional Weed

January 15th, 2014Posted by Karen

The Russian dandelion is a whole lot more than just a wild edible. This multifunctional plant is a logical renewable resource for rubber that has quite an interesting history.

Wild Food on Television

December 7th, 2013Posted by Karen

Sunday,December 8, 2013, CBC Television’s Land & Sea will air a half hour documentary on foraging in Canada‚Äôs Maritimes. This will air on CBC across Canada at 12 noon regardless of the time zone.

Eating Healthy

November 22nd, 2013Posted by Karen

Food products in packages, cans, boxes, or jars often contain ingredients that have been proven to be harmful to human health yet legally they are allowed. Learning what exactly is in your food has become critical if you want to live a healthy life.

Acorns

November 7th, 2013Posted by Karen

Acorns can be found on forest floors in many countries and they are edible. With over 600 species of oak, 85 in Canada and the US, there are plenty of these nuts to go around for the animal life and for us!

Ancient Garlic Mustard

October 13th, 2013Posted by Karen

Garlic mustard has a very long history of use that dates back to the Stone Age. Archeologists from the University of York in the UK discovered that garlic mustard seeds were used as a seasoning 6,000 years ago.

Highbush Cranberries for Thanksgiving

October 6th, 2013Posted by Karen

Highbush cranberries are best harvested after a good frost. While they are bitter in taste you can get creative with them when cooking. How about a Highbush Cranberry Sauce recipe that goes great with your Thanksgiving meal?

Seed Saving the Survivalist Way

August 24th, 2013Posted by Karen

All about saving seeds from a survival point of view and why we should consider doing so in the first place. Emphasis is on wild edible seeds. Did you know Lamb’s Quarters produces 55,000 seeds per plant?

Milkweed Pods (Buffalo Style)

August 14th, 2013Posted by Karen

Milkweed pods are used in many recipes; however buffalo style is the vegetarian’s answer to buffalo style wings. These are sure to be an annual favourite!

Edible Wild Food Can Help Stave off Hunger

August 7th, 2013Posted by Karen

We have a pandemic here in Canada and the US that needs to be addressed. There are millions of people going hungry and as a result are rapidly becoming nutrient deficient. When this happens, poor health and nutrient deficient diseases tend to follow. Edible wild food can help stave off hunger and nutrition deficiencies.

Giant Hogweed: Beware!

July 26th, 2013Posted by Karen

Giant hogweed is NOT edible and can cause serious skin blisters or burns. This plant can also cause blindness. If you see this plant do not touch it; report it to officials in your town or city.

Picking Dandelions Got this Senior Fined

July 3rd, 2013Posted by Karen

An elderly Chicago man fined for picking dandelions is a story that sounds absolutely ridiculous, yet it is true. With only a hot dog, two eggs and bread for dinner, all he wanted was some nutritious greens to enhance his meal. Those dandelions cost him $75 he does not have.

Edible Springtime Fungi

June 2nd, 2013Posted by Karen

Edible fungi in springtime includes morels, oyster mushrooms, and Dryad’s Saddle. Before consuming any fungi always identify with 100% certainty!

Plants with Gossypin

April 25th, 2013Posted by Karen

Gossypin is the latest health buzz and studies show it is highly beneficial as an anti-inflammatory and in the battle against melanoma. The common mallow plant is a source of gossypin and it is commonly found in many parts of the world.

Wild Edibles Walk in Ojibway Park

April 1st, 2013Posted by Karen

The Wild Edibles Walk & Talk in Ojibway Park, Windsor was an enjoyable success. The temperature was warm, I was able to meet new people and we found an abundance of wild edibles such as mustards, wild strawberries, asters, henbit, violets, Creeping Charlie, cleavers and Queen Anne’s lace (wild carrot).

Winter Survival Food (Part 2)

March 16th, 2013Posted by Karen

Winter survival food is knowledge to have for two reasons. Should their be an emergency such as the loss of power it may be life or death. Another reason is to simply add winter edibles to your diet. Getting nutrients from a natural source is always better for our bodies.