Month: January 2021

Wild rose hips in BC ready to be foraged and processed for rose hip tea

Foraging For Rose Hips in BC & How to Make Rose Hip Tea

Foraging for rose hips, processing and making rose hip tea is easy when you live in BC. Rose hips grow wild and in cities, with no poisonous lookalikes.

Cantonese ginger scallion crab on white plate on wood background

Cantonese Ginger Scallion Crab & A Little Chinese Canadian History

This Cantnese ginger scallion crab recipe is inspired by the crab I’d eat at Chinese association banquets with my grandmother every year.

2 litre mason jars filled with decaf kombucha, labelled and dated on green masking tape. Mason jars covered with coffee filters.

How to Flavor Homemade Kombucha

Learning to flavor kombucha is simple when you understand it’s just a secondary fermentation. Plus, lemon ginger kombucha recipe & popular flavors.

how to cure green olives

My Experience Curing Green Olives (Hank Shaw Recipe)

This post was originally published on October 3, 2017 and was updated on January 2, 2021.  Learning how to cure green olives naturally was one of my first solo urban homesteading attempts. It was such

Foraged wild oysters, scallop, sea asparagus and seaweed found in BC, arranged on picnic table.

How to Check for Red Tide, Shellfish & Bivalve Closures in BC (2020)

Learning how to check for red tide and shellfish closures in BC is an essential part of harvesting shellfish safely. Every harvester must check for red tide and shellfish closures before they eat bivalve molluscs like oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops that they find in BC.