Kelp Bacon

So what’s so great about bacon? Well, grease and salt but what about all those chemicals? Here is a greasy, salt accompaniment to your breakfast that does not require a note from your doctor. I take the fronds of kelp and cut them into bacon sized strips. I fry them in olive oil but almost Read more…

What’s Blooming in May

It is always a delight to hike hillsides and valleys or even just spot the flowers growing along the local roads. Here are a few flowers I found blooming in May around Port Renfrew. First these hardy little individuals survived the Lizard Lake fire. Along the roadside on the way to Lake Cowichan you can Read more…

Morel Mushroom Hunting in Port Renfrew

May is Morel month on Vancouver Island. For years I have wanted to collect morels but we are fortunate to have few forest fires in our area. Last year’s Lizard Lake fire just 20 km out of Port Renfrew produced a local opportunity to collect one of the most sought after mushrooms. Morels do grow Read more…