Even with all of his knowledge and experience, Laurie remains curious and playful and clearly holds such a deep respect for traditional native plant medicine. Continue reading Wild Medicine Walk with Laurie Lacey
I had a lovely time on Sunday morning chatting with Niki Jabbour on her radio show The Weekend Gardener. Imagine my delight when Niki announces to the world that she is a fan of my blog! I’ve been enjoying her books, web content, radio show, and her work in general for years, so I was … Continue reading Late Summer Family Foraging
I hope this month’s Five Things will inspire some of you to share in this joyful experience of nature’s abundance. I’ve noticed a growing interest in foraging in the last few years – there seem to be more books, workshops, guided walks, culinary experiences and restaurants featuring wild foods than ever before. I think this … Continue reading Five Things to Inspire: Foraging
Nova Scotia is presently in the middle of a heat wave. In my coastal community, the ocean breeze and periods of fog have provided some relief, but I’m fairly certain everyone inland has flocked to our local beaches. We still have gardening to do and the kids are mostly playing (kiddie) poolside with homemade popsicles. … Continue reading How to Make Herbal Iced Tea
“Oh Mama, I am so glad that you are the kind of mama who likes to pick tiny wild strawberries for her kids.” Oh, honey, me too. Thank you. When I take the time to pause, slow down, and savour a moment with my children I am always rewarded by their gratitude. It is so beautiful, … Continue reading The Sweetness of Tiny Wild Things
I am so excited to share this new project with you. We have started making our own continuous brew kombucha! For my birthday, my lovely husband Mat bought me a Kombucha kit. (Did you see what else I got?) What a thoughtful gift. A few years ago we were making kombucha in mason jars and … Continue reading Brew Your Own Herbal Kombucha
None of us remember our first birthday cake. It was likely your mother who, in the midst of the joy, chaos and emotion of a first birthday, set aside the time to remember to soften the butter, bring the eggs to room temperature, preheat the oven, and perform the ritual of her baby’s first cake. … Continue reading Today, I bake her a cake.
I am really excited for this upcoming garden season. I am always excited about Spring (today I was actually tidying my snowy herb garden in winter gloves), but this year feels different. Mat and I have spent the last ten years learning how to grow and preserve food, expanding and learning more every year. In … Continue reading 10 Plants to Grow for an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
I’m back. And I have so much to tell you. For the past five and a half years I’ve been deep in the frenetic, slow, joyful, depleting, isolating, transformative phase of self-discovery that is birthing and raising young children. There wasn’t much time for blogging, though there were a few false starts. I became a … Continue reading Here I am.
I can’t get enough of greens. Green food revitalizes me. Green also happens to be my favourite colour. I am so pleased that my daughter adores green food, too. She loves broccoli, peas, beans – she even eats raw kale and chard from the garden. A girl after my own heart. The other week I needed … Continue reading All Things Green and Good