Wild foods

Made some rowan berry coffee – came out all right and foamy (but not raw)

Made some rowan berry coffee - came out all right and foamy (but not raw)

  So, yes, this rowan berry coffee came out not bad. As I said in the post about it, I wanted to make something from these things. For the sake of having fun and getting some of their preciousness into the body! Wine?..When I looked into how

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About rowan berries: make wine, coffee, and remove radiation-related damages from the body

About rowan berries: make wine, coffee, and remove radiation-related damages from the body

  I’m writing this post because recently I came across a tree with impressively sweet rowan berries. While walking my poodle. They were so pleasantly sweat, almost like raisins, I ate all the bunches I could reach, like three or four of them! Very tasty. I was

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Photos of edible cattail roots & how to harvest them

Photos of edible cattail roots & how to harvest them

  Got some cattail roots this weekend. It was a messy business. I forgot a knife and had to do it with my bare hands. A piece of advice – don’t take only your hands (and head) with you, get something sharp as well. I took some

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What is a Saskatoon berry? I’d say a kid of blueberry and apple

What is a Saskatoon berry? I'd say a kid of blueberry and apple

  When I’m eating Saskatoon berries, people passing by either ask or illuminate me with the stare of suspiciousness. What is a Saskatoon berry? I will get to that in a moment. But first, let me tell you about an encounter that I had while grazing on these.

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Screwed up bread from cattail pollen and kidneys of nature

Screwed up bread from cattail pollen and kidneys of nature

  Recently I biked down to a nearby swamp to gather some cattail pollen. The sun was like an organic egg yolk on that day! Loved it. Of rich orange color. Because of the smoke here in Alberta – wind carried it all the way from British Columbia.

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Had a cattail salad (this plant can save your life)

Had a cattail salad (this plant can save your life)

  No, it’s not a play on words. I chewed a cattail salad a couple days ago. Yeah, a salad from these pre-historic-looking plants. And, no, everything is okay with me. You can eat these swamp things? Aha. Not only you can, you should try eating them

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What is buffaloberry: its effects on health plus unexpected uses

What is buffaloberry: its effects on health plus unexpected uses

  What is a buffaloberry? Whether you heard about it or not, here I take a close peek at the berries that look so poisonous!   At this time of the year, in Canada and northern US, the brightest season is beginning to show itself through ultra-colored leaves and desire

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