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How to make an osoberry shrub cocktail

Osoberry (Oemleria cerasiformis) is a native coastal berry shaped like a small deep purple plum. They are perfect in recipes for shrubs or vinegar syrups which are made with very ripe fruit. Add a soda water if you want a non-alcoholic version or Prosecco if you want to start the party. One really neat First…

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August 5, 2020

Poisonous berries of BC, how to forage safely

Many of us love berry picking around Vancouver. Blackberries, huckleberries, salmonberries, thimbleberries, raspberries there are so many in summer it can be quite exciting for people like me that love a free lunch. Here is a list of some common berries that you may find alongside the edible ones. Twinberry (Loricera involutcrata) – Mildly toxic…

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June 4, 2019