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Winnipeggers sure eat some weird stuff

And the funny thing is, more and more of them are happy to do it. Cloudberries. Hawthorn. Cattail shoots. Pineapple weed. Acorns. Things that we’d ordinarily hit with a shot of Weed-X or yank out of the driveway and toss in the compost, suddenly go down the provervial hatch.

That’s what’s so Fantastic about the Fantastic Forest Forage. It changes your perception. Helps you see things you never saw before, or see the familiar in an exciting new way.

Now it’s back for a fourth season, and it’s bigger and better than ever before.

Recipe: Burdock and Dandelion Syrup

One of the most amazing things I’ve learned since we started leading tour groups on the Fantastic Forest Forage, is just how abundant many of these wild edibles are. ¬†Once you get your foragers vision, you’ll see them growing everywhere. I’ve seen wild plantain growing at bus stops, around fire pits when I’m camping, and […]

Fantastic Foraged Fare: Burdock Root

It’s the inspiration for Velcro, an Asian super ingredient, and it grows abundantly in Winnipeg. Burdock is this month’s featured Fantastic Foraged Fare. You might recognize the flowers of Burdock more when they turn brown and dry and harden. Better known as burrs, these annoying hitch hikers were the inspiration for a transformational technology. While […]

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