Archive for the ‘Food Foraging’ Category
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 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.
Foraging for wild edibles in the wintertime can be challenging, but there is still food to be had that can keep a person alive in a survival situation. Lichens are one of those winter edibles that occur in abundance!
Children love to learn. We teach them about fruits and vegetables, so why not wild food as well? You can help them to learn using our free colouring book, which has over a dozen common wild edibles.
Winter teas or survival teas, either way there is a forest of nutrition that awaits the forager or the prepper. Even in the cold winter months, edible wild food is out there for the die hard forager!
Learning how to identify wild edible plants is fun and it is a skill. Combine the learning process with learning how to make a fire and it makes for a memorable day!
According to Eastern European legend, when Witch’s butter appears on the gate or door of one’s home that home (and the family) had been targeted by the spell of a witch. The only remedy to remove the evil spell was to pierce the jelly fungus with something sharp until it died.
According to Wise Geek, it is reported in China that jelly fungi are thought to improve circulation and breathing.
Edible tours are always enjoyable but on August 30th it was extra special. Walking through Lore Gardens with dozens of interested adults and children made this edible tour, one I shall never forget.
When cooking edible wild foods leave no edible part behind! Maximizing lamb’s quarters is easy and tasty! Using the leaves provides us with amazing nutrition, but so do the soft stems! Don’t green bin them – roast them!
Edible weeds are plants that tell us where they want to grow – and there is a reason for this; they know better than we do! Sometimes they get a tad exuberant and they cross the line to become invasive; but make no mistake, planet Earth is as much their home as it is ours. [...]
Dandelion flowers are open once again and although these are viewed as a nuisance to some people – they add a cheerful colour to the landscape and are amazingly good for our health. In fact, dandelion greens are sold in most grocery stores nowadays! Some people consider dandelions a weed, yet categorically dandelions are no [...]
Forsythia bushes are not just for ornamental purposes. These springtime beauties have been an integral part of Chinese medicine for centuries and to this day, are used for many health ailments. As medicine, a cup of springtime tea or on a salad, forsythia flowers have many useful purposes. When pruning your forsythia this spring, be sure to save the flowers – you’ll be glad you did!
Garlic mustard is a wild edible that has earned the title of being invasive in many geographical areas. This nutritious weed even made headline news in the Green Bay Press Gazette: “Invasive species get jumpstart from warm weather, DNR warns.” Hmmm… The March 31, 2012 story makes this edible plant sound like a wanted suspect. [...]
Food really matters – and with two out of three cancers being related to food choices there is a wake-up call for all of us to start reading labels and stop putting faith into the system. Many items are approved by government agencies, yet whether these items act alone or synergistically with other chemical additives [...]
Free Food from Foraging is an eBook that is available for $4 a copy. This 20 page book discusses topics such as nutrition, soil nutrition, vitamins and supplements, food prices and food miles as well as offering foraging tips.
“Free Food from Foraging” comes in mobile, PDF and hardcopy versions!
March is Nutrition Month and there’s no better time to educate ourselves on the amazing nutrients that wild edible foods have. In addition, it’s important to educate ourselves on the “real” nutrient levels in all the food and ‘food-like’ products we purchase at typical grocery stores.
Innovative ways to take care of your heart and your skin are in the first issue of Nutrition – Nature’s Way! Never before have edible weeds been looked at this comprehensively as a possible means to help keep your heart healthy.
Taking care of your skin naturally is the simplest, most economical and the best way to cleanse and to hydrate. Inside February’s issue you’ll find out just how simple it is!
Today is New Year’s Eve and this is a time in which many of us reflect on the year that’s ending and to contemplate what’s ahead in the coming year.
Many people are approaching 2012 with some apprehension as there is no shortage of evidence that the world as we know it, is about to see some drastic changes. There are a plethora of predictions from another false flag attack on the U.S. to aliens making their appearance at the Olympics in London – and everything else in between. Regardless of what you may feel is coming up in 2012 there are several things to keep in mind that are most important.
Last night I spent over two hours listening to Dr. Cass Ingram at a local venue. His knowledge of what is going on in the world politically, especially as it pertains to our health, is right on the mark. He started off the evening by stating, “It’s almost abnormal to be FULLY healthy and to feel good.”
Dr. Ingram stated that some top officials in the pharmaceutical industry refer to their vaccines as being nothing more than “the bargain basement of healthcare.” He says that fortunately, many people have become aware about the heavy metals added into vaccines, but what many are not aware of is that they are “teeming with germs” and contain aspartame.
Wild grapes can be found growing in almost every climate. There are so many different varieties located in the far north, tropical areas and apparently, even the desert. Wild grape vines ‘grow like weeds’, therefore they can be easily trained to grow on a fence or any structure for that matter; and they are a good choice to use as a natural screen. Wild grape vine is an excellent habitat for birds and combined with their health benefits and wide range of uses, it only makes sense to either forage for these wild edible grapes or even start growing them in your garden.