All posts in 'Costa Rica Ramblings'

Dreaming of permaculture: our journey to Costa Rica

Posted on May 18th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

Written for Health Action magazine It started twelve years ago during a Saskatchewan winter. Having just finished my training in herbology and sick-to-death of the cold, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to study herbs in the rainforest. It sounded like a whim and people laughed it off,..
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Chan – the Next Super Seed

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Vitamins Minerals and Herbs (oh my!)

Chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds – the Western world is getting familiar with the idea that seeds are superfoods. Little powerhouses of nutrition, seeds are packed with enough goodness to give an entire plant or tree it’s start in life and as such are usually pretty good for you...
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Top 5 Love/Loathe About Living in the Jungle

Posted on April 16th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

Every, single day, at some point in the day, I think to myself: This is ridiculous. It’s too hard, it’s too much, what on earth was I thinking? I want to go home. And every single day, at some point in the day, I think to myself: This is amazing...
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My clueless attempts at permaculture.

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

OK, so some of you may have been reading about our renovation process and how we are going about rehabilitating the cabinas we have purchased in the jungle. Part of this whole process however is the idea that we are going to live as self-sufficiently as possible and that means..
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Why all the cool kids are growing pineapple

Posted on March 20th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings, Fabulous Food

There are pineapples growing in my garden. As a Canadian who was always struggling to get even tomatoes and peppers to grow in my short summer season, this is the height of tropical decadence. As a nutrition fiend and herbalist, there are some major health benefits to growing this fruit..
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Moving to Costa Rica – Welcome to the Jungle

Posted on March 9th, 2016 · Posted in Costa Rica Ramblings

We have begun this new chapter in Costa Rica. Life here is simultaneously simpler and more complicated than we were used to in Canada. Our cabinas were open to the elements, moldy, full of insects and the evidence of the bats and lizards that had been hanging out here before..
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