How to Fight a Cold

Catch and Store Energy, Food, Make it Yourself, Obtain a Yield, Permaculture Principles, Recipie, Use and Value Gifts from Nature

I recently met a garlic farmer who introduced me to a wonderful chemical in garlic called “allicin.”  He explained how there were two chemicals in the garlic,  “allinase” and “alliin” which remain separated within each garlic clove.  They are there to protect the garlic from pathogens in the soil.  When the garlic is attacked by microbial […]

December 8, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Fruit Leather

Food, Make it Yourself, Recipie

I have just made a most delicious fruit leather!  Our children love to eat fruit leathers and this one is particularly good, so it’s nearly half gone already!  I love using raw food ingredients to get the most  nutritional benefit. Here’s how I made it… Combine the following in a food processor or blender: 6 cups fresh […]

November 18, 2014

Foraging for Autumn Olives

Fair Share, Food, Forest Gardening, Make it Yourself, Make No Waste, Permaculture Ethics, Permaculture Principles, Recipie, Use and Value Gifts from Nature

On Thanksgiving weekend each year we forage for Autumn Olives.  They are an invasive species where we live, and can be found in abundance all around our area.  We have particular places we always go, and favourite bushes to pick from.  They can sometimes have a chalky, acrid aftertaste which can be unpleasant, so I […]

October 14, 2014