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
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
Allow me to cut straight to the chase, here. If anyone wants to harvest food or medicine from the wild, it must absolutely must be done with the safety of the plants in mind. When harvesting the burdock root, only take less than 1/3 of the amount from a large patch. Leave the flower of… Continue reading Chaga :: How NOT to harvest
Here on the East Coast of North America, the summer solstice and first summer full moon have just come to pass. We seem to be getting all the precipitation that should be due on the West coast! All this to say that our Leaf season is coming to a close, opening the… Continue reading Time to Light the Flame
The end of the growing season approaches, the darkness fills in. Our days are lined with tincture and vinegar jars flying open between batches of applesauce and filling the freezer with pastured pork, the kale just keeps on growing! Essentially keeping up with the tradition of taking stock of what we have – our food,… Continue reading New Year all Year round
2014 is here! Bursting through the underbelly of winter, greenness prevails! Dried nettles are a wonderful source of the real summer dirt. If you’re like me and you know its going to be a least 5 months before you get to see the bare earth again, despair not! Throw a handful of nettles into a… Continue reading Beginnings : URTICA
Post-holiday reading frenzy! Winter includes a lot of hunkering down and that’s not always a bad thing. We received many wonderful books as gifts, mostly of the food growing and reaping variety. The gardening season is 5 months away by that doesn’t stop us from tracing our future along the contours of snowy hills. Here’s… Continue reading Exude
every calendar year we are blessed with 2 winters. winter 2013 just won’t let up and the melissa is hanging on, somewhere under there… this has lead to a lot of product renovation and the return of the print equipment! dust off your tables and squeegee!