To make purslane body lotion, all you need is purslane and coconut oil. Purslane contains a mucilaginous substance, which sounds icky, but it just means that it’s a thickening agent, so […]
Of all the early spring plants that I forage, nothing smacks me in the taste buds quite like Japanese knotweed. It has a sour, tart taste like rhubarb, and it’s […]
On Sunday, October 15, 2017 the Friends of Carlington will host a Clean Up the Capital campaign at Carlington Park at 1 pm. If you’ve got an hour to spare, […]
Despite the withering humidity, I had a great time at Tree Fest 2017, held at Brewer Park September 23 and 24. Many thanks to the Tree Fest Ottawa folks for […]
Just because it’s a weed doesn’t mean it can’t be made into something yummy.
I love seeing stands of cattails swaying in the breeze on a summer day. Later in the season, when the spikes burst open, their fluffy insides makes me want to […]
Foraging isn’t rocket science, and there a lot of good reasons to do it.