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
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
With so many health benefits one can only love adding elm oysters to their diet! This fantastic fungi is easy to spot in the autumn months, and depending where you live, can even be found into December.
Philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau, (1712 - 1778), wrote in his book, Emile: "The further we remove from a natural mode of living the more we lose our natural tastes." These powerful words from the 1700's have more meaning today than they did back then. Michael Cohen, author, takes a b
Lobster mushrooms are easy to identify. After morels, they are probably the most sought-after edible wild mushroom in the foraging community. Contrary to its name, a lobster is not a mushroom, but rather a parasitic ascomycete fungus.
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.
Hawthorn leaves, flowers, and berries have been praised for centuries due to their heart elevating properties. Whether they are used in herbal preparations or in the kitchen as a valuable food source, the hawthorn is a win-win.
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
Consuming heart-healthy herbs and spices on a regular basis is the best type of health insurance anyone can ever have. A heart-healthy diet and smart lifestyle choices is exactly what we need to avert potential heart disease.
Kukicha tea is a healthy tea that has a pleasant taste and contains many nutrients. Whether used as a medicinal tea or just to enjoy the taste, drinking a mug of kukicha tea every day will help boost your immune system.
There are many autumn foraging opportunities out there to be had. Don't pack away your tools for the season – not quite yet! Get out your shovel, trowel and knife because the fall time is a great time for root collecting and perhaps some fungi if you're lucky.
Maple syrup festivals have started in many areas across Ontario, Quebec and the northeast U.S. It’s a joyous time of year as this signifies not only the first agricultural crop of the year, but winter is on its way out. No matter where you live in the northern latitudes, tapping mapl