Botanigals Thrifty Tricks: How to make a Homesticker’s Leafy Greens Garden.

So, is anyone wondering how to eat their greens like good little humans these days?  “How safe are transported greens?” “How do you wash them once they get home?”, or “Screw it, I don’t want to gear up to brave the store at all!”…  You know,… those runaway ponderings and questionable conclusions. Well we’re goingContinue reading “Botanigals Thrifty Tricks: How to make a Homesticker’s Leafy Greens Garden.”

Adaptation: A delicious Canadian version of Manousheh with Canadian Zaatar.

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 authenticityContinue reading “Adaptation: A delicious Canadian version of Manousheh with Canadian Zaatar.”

Waterfront Style is Wild: The Hottest Trends in Shoreline Fashion

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 wishContinue reading “Waterfront Style is Wild: The Hottest Trends in Shoreline Fashion”

Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: Ski Through an Historical OMNR Garden BRACEBRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SKI TRAILS

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.

Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: HUNTSVILLE Hunter’s Bay Trail – Boardwalk Empire

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.

Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: LAKE OF BAYS TOWNSHIP – The Oxtongue Rapids Trail

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 waterwaysContinue reading “Muskoka Trails Council Blog Project: LAKE OF BAYS TOWNSHIP – The Oxtongue Rapids Trail”

Wild Dyes for the Wildest Fibre Art

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 canContinue reading “Wild Dyes for the Wildest Fibre Art”

Wild Edibles with a Spin: Eat Your Invasives

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 theirContinue reading “Wild Edibles with a Spin: Eat Your Invasives”

An Arsenal of Plants to Boost Your Immunity and Speed Healing

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 andContinue reading “An Arsenal of Plants to Boost Your Immunity and Speed Healing”