The Universal Edibility Test is important to follow before consuming foraged foods. Many wild plants, berries, shrubs, flowers, and trees taste great - but they can also cause serious health problems if not tested first. Always test a new foraged food before eating.
When designing a new garden or giving your existing garden a new look then considering an edible landscape makes sense. Not only can you create a visual oasis by having an edible landscape, but you will have free, nutritious food to benefit from as well!
A Garden to Dye for is a must-have book if you're either curious or serious about learning how to dye your own fabrics. Author Chris McLaughlin wrote this incredible book and she has ensured the balance between text and (incredible) images is simply perfect.
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?
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 of
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.
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.
Fields of Nutrition is a pocket-sized magazine that has thirty wild edibles commonly found in many countries around the world. Each edible plant comes with detailed description along with close-up images for easy identification. Each wild plant also includes health benefits and minera
This is a guest blog written by Chris Eirschele. I come at garlic mustard from the perspective of a master gardener, the type of volunteers often charged with pulling out the plants by their blooms each spring. The herb, unwanted around native plants at wooded gardens all over Wiscon
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 somewhat aggressive; 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 w
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 purp
This is a guest blog written by Lorraine Crowston.
Eating Evolution is an online magazine owned by Lorraine Crowston. Her passion to teach others what meals to prepare that are high in nutrition and low in cost is admirable. Lorraine has an impressive background and had graciously
Christmas is over and for those of you who are waiting for the special curbside pick-up to take away your tree – wait!
Why not capture all the amazing nutrients your tree has to offer? Yes, you can eat or drink your tree and your health will benefit from it!