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Where Do Our Food Dollars Go?

Where Do Our Food Dollars Go?

| May 12, 2013

Here are some questions I’ve been asking myself, and wonder if you’ve been asking them too: Where do I do my food shopping? Where does the majority of the food I eat come from? Do I frequent farmers markets? Better yet, am I growing and/or raising some of my own food? Do I participate in […]

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Lion’s Mane Mushrooms: Hericium erinaceus

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms: Hericium erinaceus

| May 1, 2013

With its thin, snowy white icicle shaped spines which cascade downward to form a shaggy mass, the lion’s mane mushroom is named for its unique appearance, which resembles a pale version of a lion’s mane. Other names by which this mushroom is known include hedgehog mushroom, bearded hedgehog mushroom, pom pom mushroom, sheep’s head, bear’s […]

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Maitake Mushrooms: Grifola frondosa

Maitake Mushrooms: Grifola frondosa

| April 26, 2013

Commonly called ‘hen of the woods’  or ‘sheeps head’ in the west, in Japan the maitake is known as the ‘dancing mushroom.’  One reason for this name derives from a legend that in ancient times those who found maitakes growing wild in the woods would dance with joy upon discovering them because they were worth […]

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Salmon – Buy Wild Caught or Don’t Buy It At All

Salmon – Buy Wild Caught or Don’t Buy It At All

| April 25, 2013

Today I’m excited to share that an article I wrote is being featured as a guest post at Real Food Forager! The other day I watched an incredibly moving documentary entitled Salmon Confidential, (linked below) which reveals some of the shocking controversies surrounding the practice of salmon farming in British Columbia, Canada. The film documents […]

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Nutrient Dense Foods for Health and Healing

Nutrient Dense Foods for Health and Healing

| April 17, 2013

The term ‘nutrient dense foods’ essentially refers to whole, wholesome, minimally processed foods that come from the earth just as, or very close to the way nature made them. Foods that are nutrient dense are good sources of the vital nutrients our bodies need to thrive, including things like essential fatty acids, amino acids, (proteins) […]

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Chaga Mushrooms: Inonotus obliquus

Chaga Mushrooms: Inonotus obliquus

| April 16, 2013

Appearance Of all the fungi we know as medicinal mushrooms, chaga, which has been dubbed the “King of Medicinal Mushrooms”, is probably the strangest looking of them all. If you were walking in the forest and came upon one, you might not even notice it because it doesn’t at all resemble any other mushroom with […]

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Conscious Herbal Medicine Crafting

Conscious Herbal Medicine Crafting

| April 10, 2013

Long Tradition of Handmade Herbal Medicines Once upon a time there was no such thing as supplement companies that manufacture large quantities of herb materials into bottled encapsulations or tinctures, or even boxed or bulk dried teas. For a very long time indeed, people gathered their own herbs from nature, or perhaps cultivated and harvested […]

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Medicinal Mushrooms and Trees

Medicinal Mushrooms and Trees

| April 4, 2013

Mother Nature, with her multifarious organisms and ecosystems, is a complex, interwoven tapestry comprised of the countless interrelationships between all living things. Gaia herself is akin to a living symphony. She is a gestalt consisting of a complex aggregation of myriad biodiverse life forms that are all interconnected with and interdependent upon one another. Some […]

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Liver Cleansing and Support

Liver Cleansing and Support

| March 30, 2013

The liver is one of the most versatile of all our internal organs. One of its many functions is as a filter and cleanser of the blood, making it a vital pathway of detoxification and an integral part of our body’s intelligent design for keeping itself cleansed and healthy. Unfortunately however, our livers were never […]

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10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 2 of 2

10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 2 of 2

| March 5, 2013

This is part 2 of a two part series called “10 Wild Food Menu Ideas.” Click here for part 1. 6. Fiddlehead Ferns– These tightly coiled, early young unfurled fronds of various species of wild ferns which sprout in the spring have long been considered to be a rare delicacy among aficionados of gourmet foods. […]

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10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 1 of 2

10 Wild Food Menu Ideas – Part 1 of 2

| March 1, 2013

Wild foods are those harvested directly from Mother Nature which have not been cultivated, hybridized, raised or grown by people. Why is adding wild foods to our diets such a great idea? Because animals and plants that grow wild are by and large much healthier, stronger, more vigorous, hardy, and in many cases more nutrient […]

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The Art of Tea Brewing

The Art of Tea Brewing

| February 25, 2013

Tea making is the ancient practice and art of using hot water to draw out and release both the flavor as well as the myriad other beneficial and health promoting components of various different kinds of herbaceous materials. Although there are numerous legends associated with the origins of making tea, one of the most enduring […]

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Category Mania!

Category Mania!

| December 6, 2012

Categories Galore! When I first set out to create this blog I never envisioned that it would turn out the way it did, with such a huge list of sub-categories! As I began to build the site I found there were more and more subjects I wanted to include. And today there are well over […]

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Our Soils

Our Soils

| November 6, 2012

  Our Soils   Soil is a living breathing thing. Healthy, fertile soil is teeming with life. Soil is a symphony of polymicrobial-culturality, a vast and varied tapestry of biodiversity. Beyond that, soil is the very ground of our being. It is an alchemical synergy of fire, earth, air and water that is in the […]

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Radical Mycology Convergence

Radical Mycology Convergence

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The 2nd Annual Radical Mycology Convergence took place earlier this month on some lovely farmland near Port Townsend, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. The first RMC happened in September of 2011, and it was there that I gave my first ever talk in front of a live audience. The organizers of the RMC, Peter […]

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