Birch Polypore

Some interesting mushrooms are popping up at The Hive. Birch Polypore is not considered a delicacy but it is a powerful medicinal mushroom that is anti-viral, anti-parastic and anti-bacterial. Makes a good tea!

Wild Views

Coming Soon! Exploring All Things Barefoot, Wild + Free. Hosted by Shayne Traviss + Elsii Faria

Plant Perfection

I am always in awe of the natural environment, particularly in Spring when everything begins to bloom. Plants and trees amaze me for their ability to endure and grow despite challenges. Thankfully, I was able to forage for fiddle heads before they became ferns (avant le petite snowstorm). Blink and you miss them – you have to move quickly if … Read More

Taste of the Wild

I am adding more nutrient dense wild plants to my diet. These are some of the foraged greens collected in my yard. I have been sautéing day lilies (smooth green stalks) with wild garlic mustard, stinging nettle and lemon balm. I also enjoy daily teas with chaga, mullein, cedar, olive leaves and other wild plants.

Maple Goodness

In March, I made it part of my routine to gather maple water from the trees and boil it throughout the day. I also drank the maple water frequently. Full of electrolytes, the fresh maple water kept me alert, hydrated and connected to the earth. The whole process lead to one pitcher of maple syrup!

Delicious Dandelion

Did you know that every part of the dandelion is edible and full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants? Dried ground roots can be used as a substitute for coffee. Use leaves in a salad and flowers in your favourite cookie recipe. Learn more about plants that heal.

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

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.

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.