Eating Wild: The Missing Link to Optimum Health

I love that wild foods are the most nutritious, natural and sustainable of all foods – which is why they are a daily part of my diet. But because I still have to pay for the bulk of my sustenance, I’m ever so grateful to food journalist Jo Robinson and her wonderful book “Eating on the […]

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Rewilding & Ecofeminism & The Reclamation of Magic

Okay so let’s start by going back to the very beginning – women and wild food. Because once upon a time all food was wild – and it was the women who gathered it. But what we’ve forgotten today was that no aspect of food, from harvest to preparation to consumption, was left untouched by […]

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Women’s Magic & Wild Herb Yogurt Cheese: A Modern Milkmaid’s Tale (and recipe)

Transforming dollops of rich yogurt, colourful blossoms and wild herbs into beautiful rounds of fresh cheese is more magic than food science. The process is as old as the hills and requires nothing more than yogurt, cloth, gravity and time. According to Andrew Curry’s Archaeology: The milk revolution: During the most recent ice age, milk […]

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Another Recipe for Dandelion Fritters (with Emmer!)

It’s spring and the dandelions are cropping up all over Vancouver Island. That means it’s time for dandelion fritters! Now, I know dandelion fritters aren’t exactly news. However, neither are chocolate chip cookies and that hasn’t stopped bakers from sharing a bazillion different recipes online. No one complains about too many cookie options and I […]

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Stewards or Profiteers: Selling The Wild

I’ve been foraging for about a decade now, but lately, I’ve noticed a growing number of newly enthused “wildcrafting” entrepreneurs (with considerably less experience) selling their wares. So imagine my surprise when a local wildcrafter recently insinuated I had succumbed to forager’s greed because I had picked a pound of salal berries (I wanted to […]

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