Bottom right the 2Solitudes Food Forest we started 5 years ago. Other images are of maintained landscapes. What has more value?
Something terrible must have been happening for the past 6 years I’ve been studying herbalism because not once during this time had I made a bonafide fire cider until this year! Everything changed this winter as the third batch is steeping away, ready to be filtered & bottled in a mere 2 weeks. There are… Continue reading Setting Flames to Fire Cider
Miso Brownie is not just one of our Partridge Chanteclers. As with most brownie recipes, the base is chocolate and eggs – this time I broke down the ingredients to their bare bones; replace the pre-made chocolate with cocoa butter and jazz up the cocoa powder. This recipe is adapted from the New York dessert… Continue reading Top Notch Miso Brownie Recipe
Having gone a crazy with the sprouting these past couple of weeks, I am trying to find new ways to enjoy germinated wheat & buckwheat. They are a great source of enzymes and delicious bacteria! I love the chia pudding craze so I decided to take a little turn on this trendy classic. This… Continue reading Spring Breakfast Bowl Recipe
Winter is ticking into springtime and a lot of our garlic braids are starting to germ! There is nothing wrong with the herb, but we have so much left over and ready to be transformed into a delicious & soothing remedy for the changing seasons. I start by clearing any shrivelled or mouldy cloves… Continue reading Honey Infused Garlic
The new Smart Center Outlet stores in Mirabell were not built on waste ground – they were built where some of the last lower Laurentian forest is, was. Not to mention prime agricultural land.
Paranga is named after the Scarlet Tanager, a bird that nests on this 17 acre land situated in the Laurentian Forests of Quebec.The experimental part comes from the question we often ask ourselves here: can we gain a livelihood from this land and respect the integrity of the surrounding forest? The site was cleared in… Continue reading PARANGA EXPERIMENTAL FOREST FARM