As foragers we are probably the closest to nature than most other individuals. When gathering our favourite goodies this may put us right into harms way with ticks. Many websites provide great information about avoiding areas with ticks, but the reality is that they can be in your bac
If you haven’t space to create a weed garden, then allow a few unwelcome visitors to grow among your cultivated plants. Controlled gardening is a great way to grow the plants and flowers you want to see, but it also allows the wild plants to help your soil and provide nutrient-rich fo
Bee the buzz in your neighborhood this year and plant low-to-no maintenance edible wild plants in your garden to attract the many variety of bees. Whether bees are in decline in your area or not, having a beautiful wild edible garden that brings pollinators to your property is win-win
Weeds can be a headache for those who strive to have a “perfect” garden, yet in reality, many weeds are the best source of food and medicine that's available not just for us – but for our gardens as well. Even for us gardeners, weeds can be very helpful if we know a few basic principl
Purslane contains a high density of several nutrients that are beneficial to our health. Although there are many ways to add this valuable wild plant into our diet, perhaps the most enjoyable way is by making a purslane smoothie and using this to make popsicles.
Green smoothie powders are very expensive yet can provide us with a lot of badly-needed nutrients. Take control of your health and your budget by making your own green smoothie powder! The ingredients are free and all you need to invest is a little time.
Our planet is constantly evolving and that means many plants have become extinct over the eons. Many more will follow. Instead of fighting against nature, we should be working with it in order to better sustain local ecosystems.
When fresh, nutrient-dense produce is not available then it only makes sense to sprout your nutrition! Sprouting is easy, inexpensive and fast. Alfalfa sprouts are one of the most nourishing foods we can eat and the health benefits of these, and all sprouts, make it well-worth having
Bathing in warm water infused with the healing properties of wild plants, herbs, essential oils, organic apple cider vinegar, and salts create a calm, healing way to care for yourself. The best part of all is you can make herbal delights with foraged plants that are best suited for yo
Our immune system never rests; it’s always using the foods and beverages (and other factors) we ingest to build and maintain a healthy immune system. It only makes sense to give our immune system what it needs to make its job easier.
I've known Mia for a few years and can certainly attest that her book “Ugly Little Greens: Gourmet Dishes Crafted from Foraged Ingredients” is without a doubt, a must-have cookbook to have in your kitchen. Whether you're a home cook or a chef, this book has great recipes you'll love!