All my life I have been playing in the garden; my father got me started. He also taught me how to pick wild food.
This was the beginning of my love for Real Food. As you may know, this is now my passion.
Right now I am busy putting in my garden. It is so small but you would be amazed by how it nourishes me.
See below, my garden pictures and learn all the many foods I grow or pick and then turn into delicious vegan, gluten free, sugar free recipes
Free Food I Pick
- Berries like raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, goose berries, saskatoons….to name a few.
- Green leafy things we call weeds like pig weed, dandelion leaves, chick weed, nettles, lambs quarters and so many more. (Click on any of these weed links to read our adventures with them.)
- Mushrooms: there are many varieties of wild mushrooms.
- Even wild honey if you are lucky enough to find it…and brave enough to face the bees.
Where It All Began
My father would plant a garden in our backyard and get an allotment for us to grow more to last the winter. He would load all five children into the back of his pickup truck and take us out to the allotment to weed all Saturday afternoon. As a teenager it was not something I wanted to do at all. Still, I thank my father for the passion I have for growing my fruits and vegetables every year almost wherever I live.
Up here in Canada, the growing season is short but plants grow fast because we have very long days with lots of sunshine.