Month: November 2016

Safety First

8 Things I Learned While Getting my PAL

First up, PAL stands for Personal Arms License. It’s the first step to hunting, or the first step towards being legally armedΒ come the apocalypse. I figured it was a good thing to have for my Bad Girl DIY, even though the only reason hunting appeals is the prospect of hanging […]

Check your mushrooms
Forest, Kitchen

Forest to Fork

The whole point of learning to forage (and getting the supplementary reading material) was to be able to safely identify, harvest and eat wild edibles. We put that endeavour to the test when a recent hike on Mayne Island turned out to be a magical fairyland of mushrooms. While looking […]

The way forward


It’s been a hard week. A hard week for Americans, and a hard week for the world. I’m an optimist with a fairly unshakeable belief that everything’s going to be ok, and that people are fundamentally good, reasonable and empathetic. When things like this happen I get paralyzed by doubt. […]


Foraging 1.0

I’m fascinated by foraging. I love that so much of what we need is readily abundant in the wild, and ultimately, if I learn anything from this experiment, finding food outside of supermarkets is what I’m most excited about. I also get overwhelmed by how much there is to know, […]

My first time baking bread

Baking Bread Semi-Terribly

We eat a lot of bread. Love gluten. So why not attempt to make it myself? There is a lot written on the art of bread making. I chose the simplest form, a no-knead bread recipe from Jim Lahey first shared in the New York Times (where it went viral […]