ABOUT GATHER VICTORIA
Weaving together ancestral food wisdom, herbal folklore and goddess traditions, Gather Victoria takes you on a culinary pilgrimage through the seasonal celebrations of the wheel of the year. From spring, summer, autumn to winter, I share my favourite ways to “wildcraft” the earth’s most ancient plants into delicious recipes, dishes and feasts that deepen our spiritual connection to nature and the land we live on.
Reviving the ancient arts of magical cookery, Gather Victoria celebrate “the old ways” of bringing blessings to ourselves, our families, communities and to our Great Mother, the Earth. So take a peek, look around, here you’ll find recipes, articles and videos on the herbs, wild plants, backyard weeds, blossoms, roots and berries at the heart of our oldest and most sacred traditions.
About Me: Danielle Prohom Olson
I’m a bookish “nature girl”/ “earth mother” who loves to read and eat (especially at the same time) a wildcrafter & herbalist, a writer & photographer, a recipe developer, a food history & folklore enthusiast and sometime documentary filmmaker. I’m especially passionate about reclaiming goddess traditions and exploring the feminine mysteries of food and plant magic.
Forced to attend family foraging walks as a child (when I’d rather be inside reading a book) I’m now devoted to reviving the ancestral wisdom of plants as foods, healers and spiritual guides. I studied with herbalist Betty Norton in her herbal apprenticeship program (happiest year of my life) and am currently completing my certificate in community herbalism with Pacific Rim College.
I love spending hours outside with my dog gathering plants, cooking, writing and taking pictures and making videos. Currently, I’m having fun creating recipes, contributing to Enchanted Living Magazine and developing two Gather Victoria Cookbooks with the help of Gather Victoria patrons. You can find recipes and cookbook previews (and more) at Gather Victoria’s Patreon site here.
I give deep thanks and gratitude to the WS’ANEC’ (Saanich), Lekwungen (Songhees) Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation for the use of their traditional unceded territories, lands and plants. I offer this recipe/prayer to restore the foodways and ancestral food wisdom of the Coast Salish people: Wild Cakes for Camossung.