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Chestnuts, Neruda & A Recipe For Crème de Marrons

I adore chestnut season. And by season, I mean post-windstorm sometime in mid-October. There’s just something so cheering and magical about fallen chestnuts. I know of only a few trees here in the city—tall, stately ones lining a couple of boulevards in older neighbourhoods. 1,621 more words


Body of Work: Survival Skills and Preparedness Techniques

Below are examples from my body of work of different topics in the categories of survival skills and preparedness techniques.

Foods that Will Survive the Apocalypse… 943 more words

Body Of Work

Soul-Searching in a Sea of Images

I stayed up late last night, way past my bed time, searching Pinterest for images to save to my boards.It was a quiet and soothing experience, punctuated by intense pleasure when I came across something that spoke to me, made my heart sing, or feel a deep, abiding resonance. 395 more words


Mushroom Hunting

It’s mushroom season big time! I’ve been walking the dogs in the woods and checking out all the fungus as I slowly learn to identify the different species of mushroom. 442 more words

Great Outdoors

Sidewalk Nature: Ginkgo Fruit

Fall is here, and stuff is falling. Look down. Although this site is called Look Around, sometimes and to some people, to look around is too tall an order. 427 more words


Watercress and Eggs

Watercress and eggs are natural partners on the plate and with spring comes lots of fresh watercress and the first eggs from our hens. Vitamins make watercress a super food. 883 more words

Time for Wine

Over the past month we’ve been braving the thorns of the rose bush to gather rosehips.  Each and every time we gather them we end up stuck amongst the thorns, but fortunately they’re quite meaty little fellas, and also quite prolific, so there’s plenty to choose from, and it doesn’t take too many trips to reach our 2lb goal. 301 more words