Category Archives: 100 mile diet

Can we talk about Bee’s for a moment?

My Plum tree’s are in full bloom.. so many other things in bloom as well.. including creeping Charlie and the Violets, the wild strawberries and of course all the currents. But there is something missing this year.. Bee’s.. Where are … Continue reading

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Eating Cattail Root.

Hi Guys, Peter is one of our great local Forage leaders in the Local Ottawa Area. He is such a down to earth great guy. When this video came across my facebook feed, I asked nicely if it could be … Continue reading

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Preparing Dandelion Flowers for future use

Dandelion flower are lovely to use in a number of ways. You can add them to honey to make Dandelion honey. You can add them to butter. You can add them to dough and make cakes with them or mini … Continue reading

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Forage “Daylily Spring Leaves”

I have talked about those old fashioned orange flowered Daylily’s before. I love to harvest their flowers for both fresh eating and to dry them for year round use.  I have talked about harvesting the tiny but bursting flavour of … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup and Tapping..

All week-long I have been watching my local friends on Facebook talking about.. Tapping Should I tap now. I got a small run but the flavour is off or I tapped and nothing is running. Locally, to the farm the … Continue reading

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Rendering Lard- Pasture Raised Heritage Pork Fat

My computer binged and it was a friend of mine.. would you like a couple bags of Freshly done but now frozen of Pasture raised heritage organic pork fat. I was like ok, two bags, maybe three? Well her one … Continue reading

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Broad Bean or Fava Bean Harvest 2017

These guys were planted at the same time as the peas when the soil can just be started to be worked early spring and unlike the peas which have struggled this year, they all came up. They were in a … Continue reading

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Dried Red Current Pulp for Tea’s and Baking

The color and flavour on this years Red currents are outstanding.. I do love the Steam Juicer but I can not waste the pulp left over.. Thankfully my big nine tray dryer is on the job..  its a bit of … Continue reading

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CHC Canada 150 Food Blog Challange -Spring Green’s Burger Recipe

When the Challenge this month for the CHC Canada 150 Food Blog Challenge 2017 was the fresh foods of spring.  I knew that other folks minds would go to asparagus or rhubarb as those are the first foods of spring … Continue reading

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Interesting Read on a “different way” to look at northern food Security

http://nftinwt.com/the-obsession-with-hydroponics-and-indoor-growing-damages-northern-food-security/ “Our purpose at the Northern Farm Training Institute (NFTI) is to restore food independence and food security to people and communities in Canada’s North. So we are disappointed when we see resources spent in the name of food security … Continue reading

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