Foraging: Collecting and Eating Wild Food

Foraging: Collecting and Eating Wild Food

That means trying to educate people first about the fact that it’s really easy to go to the supermarket and, for example, get some blueberries that have been cultivated in the Fraser Valley or in another place in Northern America. But, in terms of a possibility,  on Vancouver Island, when you reach an 800 metre elevation it’s full of wild blueberries bushes.

Grow Ordinary Food in Extraordinary Ways

Grow Ordinary Food in Extraordinary Ways

Khaled tells me during our podcast interview that the harvest from June bearing strawberries vrs day neutral strawberries is almost the same over the course of the season. The biggest difference – he says – is that you get your berries all at once with June bearing varieties and with day neutral types like Hecker, Eversweet or Albion you get them over a three or four month period from July through October…..

Growing my own food

Growing my own food

It’s February and I made the best-ever toasted tomato sandwiches from tomatoes I picked last fall. It has become a fun challenge to grow most of our own greens and vegetables for most of our meals year-round but this is the first time I have had tomatoes in February. Last week I made a Potato and Leek soup for lunch from our garden and  last night we picked fresh arugula for a salad. It is no longer a matter of “poor me” Now it is a matter of “lucky me.”

Growing Coffee From Seed

Growing Coffee From Seed

After my trip to Mexico I accidentally bring home a few seeds in my pocket. I plant them December 4, 2019 and they are just germinated on February 4, 2020. I can grow my own coffee in the house, wait for it to bloom and brew a few beans for friends!  In the jungle the organically-grown plants prefer shade so maybe they’ll work in a window in my home? I am newly home and enthusiastically excited about raising a crop of coffee in my northern windowsill.