What do you call a grouchy apple?
Crabapples, sometimes called wild apples, have always been a part of my life, but this is probably because they are better suited to the Canadian Prairies than other apples. It is also the only kind of apple that is native to North America. Technically, any tree that produces apples with
Eat Your Sunflowers?
Aren’t sunflowers amazing? Simply looking at a sunflower with its incredible strength and cheery face tends to lift my spirits. Sunflowers are thought to symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. I think most of us are probably familiar with eating sunflower seeds, and nutritionally speaking seeds are a dietitian approved
Can you eat a puffball?
Do you have any childhood memories of puffballs? These mushrooms seem designed to appeal to our playful nature and desire to stomp on things. And if you give into that impulse you are actually helping them out by spreading their spores and making future mushrooms. But did you know that
Goldenrod + Skillet Cornbread
This bright flower is Goldenrod. There are around 150 species of Solidago worldwide, and most of them are perennial natives to North America. Great for your yard, your menu or your dried centrepiece. Watch to learn more and make a tasty cornbread. Blazing Star Wildflower Seed Co. carries seeds for
Saskatoons & A Berry Good Breakfast
Here in Saskatchewan we love our wild Saskatoon berries (Amelanchier alnifolia), we even named a city after them. They are delicious raw or you can use them much like you would a blueberry - added to muffins, pancakes, pies, jam, syrup or smoothies. But today, let’s add them to
Super Summer Berry Pie
Berry season is here! And for many people, picking wild berries was probably your first adventure with foraging. But wild or not, berries are delicious and nutritious and we wanted to share with you a childhood recipe that is one of our favourite ways to enjoy them during the summer
Book Review: A Taste of the Wild
Today we are going to chat about “A Taste of the Wild: Recipes for 40 common foraged plants from across Canada - drinks, desserts, mains and more.” Originally written in 1975, this Canadian foraging classic has had a recent reboot. The publisher was kind enough to send me a copy
Overnight Oats - Weedy Style
Need a simple healthy option for breakfast? Not much of a morning person? Overnight oats might just be your answer! A product I love is Yumi Organics. Co-founded by a fellow dietitian, they give you the option to purchase or subscribe to easy to make flavored oat packages. They also
I'd Tap That
Did you know? You can tap into many trees [https://practicalselfreliance.com/trees-species-tap-syrup/] for some tasty sap! I dabbled with tapping Birch trees when we lived in the far north, and this year I’m trying my hand at Box Elders aka Manitoba Maples. Both make delicious sap/syrup and
5 Foraging Books That Changed My Life
I love books, and I love foraging, and I love books about foraging so I thought that today I would highlight five excellent recommendations from my personal library. Links Boreal Herbal - Kindle Edition (affiliate) [https://amzn.to/3Ebt7JC ] Boreal Gourmet (affiliate) [https://amzn.to/3OaVmMP] The Path to Wild