56+ Things To Do in French River and Lake Nipissing Areas

A small gushing waterfall with historical significance in French River Provincial Park

Whether you’ve been coming here for years or whether you’re visiting for the first time, chances are there’s something you didn’t know about. In no particular order, and by no means an exhaustive list, here are some ideas for your next French River and Lake Nipissing vacation. Take your pick from these 56+ ideas for things to do […]

Boreal Forest Teas: Sip Happy, Sip Healthy

Northern Lights tea beside by an elegant tea setting.

When you close your eyes and picture yourself taking a deep breath over a steaming cup of tea, you imagine a relaxing moment, whether the setting you conjure involves sitting at a window side on a rainy spring day, reading by a lakeside early on a bright summer morning, strolling through colourful countryside on a crisp autumn afternoon, […]

Plain Jane Soap: Natural Luxury

Plain Jane Soap solid shampoo bars, no packaging.

I’ve pretty much stuck to writing about local food in this blog so far, and that’s not really surprising. I’ve been writing about food since more than three years ago, but of course, I also like to bring up other Earth-friendly topics. Most recently, the upcycled art of Pique Passion Mosaics caught my attention. But for almost three […]

Nourishing Place and People At LoonSong Garden: Biodynamic Grains From Manitoulin Island

Grain fields of LoonSong Garden set against a stunning clear blue sky

The special ingredient for many of our recipes is no secret — biodynamic rolled oats from LoonSong Garden in Little Current. I used to hate oatmeal, up until a few years ago when we began buying LoonSong Garden’s local rolled oats. Now, it’s a clear favourite. Whether we’re backpacking or car camping when picking blueberries, Marc and I […]

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Local Food at Dalew Farms: Community Sponsored Agriculture

Dalew Farms food bin

We’re still unsure about whether we’ll be moving in the spring; so until I know for sure that I’ll get to plant a garden this year, I’m exploring other options. In French River, we’re lucky to live so close to Dalew Farms, an organic farm owned and operated by Dave and Chantal Lewington. Dalew Farms offers a Community […]

Freezing Local Veggies: Spring Thaw Planning

Yellow beans ready to be steamed from frozen

It seems I’m going to be lucky enough to have a garden this year. Might be moving out of this top-floor apartment to a place with a yard in the spring! That’s great news, because last year I found out just how easy it is to save some favourite local veggies for the winter. Most of the summer, […]