Dandelion

Wild food is a passion. In times like these, we could all benefit from knowing the plants all around us and how they can help. The dandelion is now emerging and is a powerhouse plant full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. All parts of the dandelion are edible. Dried roots can be used as a substitute for coffee, leaves and … Read More

Re-Setting Reality

It feels like the world is on pause… nature and our true nature is calling. We can live in fear and let this amplify our disconnection with each other or we can go inward, focus on the things that matter, get healthy and cultivate compassion. Read the March edition of Elsii E-News.

The Power of Plants

Soon edible wild plants will be everywhere. It is the perfect time to take advantage of the power of plants to strengthen our immune systems with a high dosage of nutrients. Did you know that every part of the dandelion is edible and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants? And there are many others plants that can help too… It’s … Read More

Holi Celebration

Sometimes special people come along and give you what you didn’t know you needed. What an incredible gift from Shayne Traviss and Timm – a Holi Celebration at the Timm David Shampoo Company. It was a feast for the senses – kundalini movement, meditative music, indian cuisine, flower confetti and a community of people to celebrate with. So much gratitude. … Read More

In Like a Lion

Every decade has an essence. The 1920s were about modernity, technology and consumerism. 100 yrs later, we are seeing the impacts of this movement. 2020 has come in like a lion — my hope is that we go out like a lamb in 2029 — let’s make good choices and set the tone! Read the February Edition.

Toronto Bloggers at The Hive

A magical night and day with amazing writers/artists from Toronto Bloggers Collective. We played, explored, learned and, shared. Than you for a delicious vegan meal from Copper Branch Bowmanville and Twenty 1 Desserts. Big thanks Central Counties Tourism, York Durham Headwaters & Durham Tourism and everyone who made it happen! View the video.

Join Me at Durham College

Have you ever wondered about wild food? It’s everywhere, it’s free and it’s super nutritious. Join me on April 25 & May 19 at Durham College for a wild food cooking, tasting and learning experience. Click on the dates to register – April 25 & May 19. From The Hive – BEE Healthy and Wild Sessions.

Durham College Advisory

Since 2016, I have been part of Durham College‘s Food & Farming Program Advisory Committee as Co-owner/Director of The Hive Centre and Bee & Bee. I offer insight about food trends and sustainable business practices within the industry and community. The Hive is thrilled to support Durham College’s field-to-fork programs.

Wild Walks & Tastings

Take a walk and learn a little about the plants that grow wild at The Hive Centre and Bee & Bee. Feel the powerful effects of forest bathing and participate in an interactive cooking session and tasting. Click for information.

Garden Inspired Salad

Take a walk and spruce up a salad. You may find some delicious wild edibles in your garden – try dandelion greens and flowers, violets, nasturtiums and clovers. Add fresh herbs, lemon juice and olive oil for a delicious powerhouse meal.  Make sure plants have not been sprayed.