Biblical Natural Health Coaching

Next Wellness Fair This Sunday, and Practical Foraging Thoughts

Well, it’s the eve of wellness fair weekend again. This time, the wellness fair is at a winery in South East Kelowna, at The Vibrant Vine on Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. I will be there offering my Biblical Natural Health Coaching along with my daughter selling her wildcrafted looseleaf …

Kelowna’s Silent Creep Toward 15 Minute Cities (Where You Live and Work Part Two)

First I wrote about Edmonton and Calgary, the international C40 mayor’s organization that is heavily pushing the idea of 15 minute cities, also called Smart Cities. Well, things are happening around the Central Okanagan of British Columbia as well, just not pushed as openly as they’ve done in the province …

Musings on the Rhythms of Life, and a little Foraging too

Today’s foraging run will probably be the only one for this week, unless Ashley surprises me and decides to head out to an area we can walk to, on Canada Day, July 1st. We were both tired today, so only a couple photos, with one showing several of the plants …

More Home-side Foraging Escapades. . .

It’s Friday, and I’m exhausted. . . Thursday was my sort-of do-nothing day as I processed two trays of peppergrass, fluffed and condensed some of the trays from Monday’s foraging run, figured out where to put a tray of squat, wide-mouth mason jars we’d been given, and then at the …

Canada Thistle Flower Bud Cheese Dip (cold)

Ever since I started foraging, I’ve been hearing occasionally about using burdock flower buds and thistle flower buds in place of artichoke to make wild artichoke dip.  Several times I brought home some burdock thinking I’d try this.  Life would get in the way, the burdock stems would dry out, …

Foraging Workshops and Our Own Foraging Adventures, Lots of Hiking This Weekend!

Slowly but surely, the foraging workshops are happening. Thanks to one lady offering several dates that worked for her, another lady requested a workshop last minute, contacting me on the Friday evening ahead of what would become a whirlwind day this past Sunday. Both women attended the workshop Sunday morning, …

Urgent! mRNA Warning from Japan and What We Need to be Doing About it!

If you haven’t taken my Spike Relief Workshop yet, now is the time to do so, particularly if you are concerned about what is coming down the pipe but don’t have the time to do the research. My workshop contains handouts which include various food charts showing foods, herbs and …

More Adventures in Baking With Curly Dock Flour – Tortilla???

Last week I made a batch of my usual flatbread, substituting half the flour for curly dock flour and carrying on as normal. While they baked up fine, they were flatter as baking powder is not formulated for wild flour, and hardly rose while baking. This week, I made another …

Another Rant: Offloading The Need to Cope onto Herbal Psychotropics

It is a wonder as I get deeper into natural health, to observe people trying to find legal, safe (???), psychotropic drugs that they can repurpose for non-psychotropic purposes. I have never done drugs of any type in a recreational manner, let alone psychotropics such as those currently being studied …

When a Picture is Worth More than Just Words – Glycerine Tincture-Making

We have just successfully made a non-vanilla-bean vanilla extract!  We have another non-vanilla-bean-extract experiment going now as well with a different plant.  That plant, according to Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada by Lonepine Publishing, is still used today to lend a vanilla flavour to sweets and such, so when …