Prickly Pear 101 The bear necessities of life will come to you when you are not afraid of the Prickly Pear. Paws down, Prickly Pear is one of the most interesting, delicious, and easy to prep fruit we’ve come across. We have to give a shout out to our Auntie Katrina Del Mar who first … More Prickly Pear Pause
We have fallen in love with Manousheh—a Lebanese breakfast pie—and have adapted a Zaatar recipe to work with our local grocers’ spice aisles, along with a recipe for Manousheh that fits right in with our hectic seasonal business lives this time of year. Our friends from the city say we’ve pretty much nailed the authenticity … More Adaptation: A delicious Canadian version of Manousheh with Canadian Zaatar.
HOW HAVE YOU FRINGED YOUR SHORELINE? The latest gossip in riparian fashion is all about which shorelines host the bees, and which host…the geese. It is most satisfying to overhear rave reviews regarding one’s waterfront attire such as: “This shoreline has a great blend of colour and texture, what a stunning promenade!” or, “I wish … More Waterfront Style is Wild: The Hottest Trends in Shoreline Fashion
The Bracebridge Resource Management Centre Cross Country Ski Trails offer 16.5 kilometers of
beautifully groomed ski trails beneath pine plantations and mixed forest along the
shores of the Muskoka River – at no charge.
… More Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: Ski Through an Historical OMNR Garden BRACEBRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SKI TRAILS
Hunter’s Bay Trail’s first floating boardwalk with its grippy composite decking has been such a pleasure for pedestrians and cyclists that the Town of Huntsville and the District of Muskoka have invested in extending the trail 840 metres to the north side of Highway 11, which includes a new and very impressive floating trail. … More Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: HUNTSVILLE Hunter’s Bay Trail – Boardwalk Empire
The Oxtongue Rapids trail is a fantastic exploration of white-water ecology. White-water ecosystems are special because they take in water, roll it about, and improve the oxygen and mineral content of water as it moves downstream. They provide specialized niche habitats for countless creatures, and are a vital asset to the planet. Turbulent high-oxygen waterways … More Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: LAKE OF BAYS TOWNSHIP – The Oxtongue Rapids Trail
First thing’s first. If you have your heart set on using a wild dye plant not listed below, please buy your wild dye plants from a native plant supplier. For example, DO NOT harvest Wild Indigo for dye use from the wild. There are many ways to cultivate and grow these wild crops. You can … More Wild Dyes for the Wildest Fibre Art
So many people ask me what the difference is between Native Species, Naturalized Species, and Invasive Species. Here are my loose definitions from my nutshell. Native Species have originated from an area, like Muksoka and Haliburton, and belong in that particular Ecotype where they are typically found. They have always grown there, participating with their … More Wild Edibles with a Spin: Eat Your Invasives
Humans have needed plants to stay healthy throughout their history. You are what you eat, they say. And so it is June, and I let my guard down, after all it is almost summer, and I ALMOST came down with something – some flu type thing, again… So I went into defence mode and … More An Arsenal of Plants to Boost Your Immunity and Speed Healing
There was once a time when seeing Rapini in the produce section of urban grocery stores made me feel like a bit of a failure. Here was a vegetable I couldn’t quite grasp. I’d buy it, bring it home, cook it, and it tasted awfully bitter – time and again. So I stopped buying it. … More Rapini Demystified