Winter slumbering in the open air, Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring! — Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Work Without Hope. Lines Composed on a Day in February Every year […]
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 […]
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 […]
Foraging isn’t rocket science, and there a lot of good reasons to do it.
You see them all over Ottawa. They’re especially noticeable in the late summer and early fall when the maple-leaf shaped leaves shade the dripping purple fruit of the wild grape. Their strong, thick […]