Eating like a Locovore

The 21st century offers us many conveniences and one of them is being able to buy nearly any kind of food, any day of the year. The price of this extraordinary convenience is most certainly not reflected in retail cost. The true cost of labor and resource use,...

Have a Very Berry Summer!

Summer brings the blessing of berries! Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, hawthorn berries, blackberries, loganberries, salal berries, salmon berries, thimble berries and wild huckleberries, also called bilberries. They are fun to pick, easy to buy and packed...

Weeding or Harvesting?

This time of year my garden is inundated by weeds, but each year there are new surprises to what I pull up, and that is why I practice mindful weeding! Cutting down knee-deep owl clover, I am pleased to see sturdy stalks of wild lettuce and an occasional wild...

Let’s Not Suffer Spring

It’s a spring full of flowers and a higher pollen count than we’ve seen in over a decade – so if you are suffering from seasonal allergies, you are not alone. In fact, many people are experiencing the sneezing, runny nose, itchy red eyes and...

Time for a Tonic Tea?

Each day brings us the opportunity to make choices for long- term wellness. Most of us know the importance of eating whole foods, getting plenty of exercise and rest – but what about the gentle power of a tonic herb tea taken daily? Over the years I have come to...

Strong Roots, New Shoots

As the weather grows cold and the days give way to longer nights, nature turns naturally towards nurture. Plants draw the energy remaining in their branches and stems down into the soil to nourish their roots. Wild animals also, spend more time eating and resting in...