Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms and Turkey Tails Found by Fauve - Healthy Hope

Do you know what tenacious means?

Websters dictionary says, “Persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired. “

When’s the last time you ate a carnivore ?

Oyster Mushrooms are Carnivorous Mushrooms, and one of my favorite edible mushrooms.

Check out these Oyster Mushrooms we found in the forest on the beautiful islands of British Columbia.

Oyster Mushrooms and Turkey Tails Found by Fauve - Healthy Hope
Oyster Mushrooms and Turkey Tails by Fauve
Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster Mushrooms

Lentil Soup Recipe

Lentil Soup

This is my favorite Lentil Soup Recipe. It’s easy, fun and one of the healthiest meals I’ve found. I enjoy it best with fresh ingredients from our garden.

Lentil Soup Ingredients

  • 1 Large Onion
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • Bunch of Carrots
  • Celery
  • 1 Cup French Lentils*
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Tbspn Coconut Oil
  • Fresh or Dried Herbs. Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Rosemary

How to cook Lentil Soup

  • Sautee the onion in Coconut Oil for 5 minutes.
  • Add Herbs & Garlic to Sauteed Onions.
  • Chop Carrots, Celery.
  • Rinse Lentils.
  • Add Everything to the crock pot or large soup pot.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Drop to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

 

I’ve had a few friends ask where I get my Organic food? Well, most is from the garden! However, when it comes to many of the spices and dried foods, I get ingredients like the organic french blue lentils from Organic Matters

Where to Find Organic Foods

OM Foods

One of my favorite places to order bulk organic foods in Canada is Organic Matters, at OMFoods 

I have friends asking me to build carts and set them up with Here is my list of my typical order for a friend or family member:

  • French lentils
  • mung beans
  • Quinoa
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Golden Flax Seeds
  • Buckwheat
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Cashews
  • Chia Seeds
  • Tumeric
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Bay Leaf
  • Rosemary
  • Seven Sea Veggie Blend
  • 6 Large Mason Jars for beans
  • 12 Medium Mason Jars for dried goods

Sage

Sage

Sage Herb is one of my favorite herbs in my garden. We have a large Perennial Sage herb plant in our garden and it has many uses including adding fresh to Teas, including sage in our kitchen with cooking, as well as drying sage for smudging as an incense.

SAGE HERB BENEFITS AND MEDICINAL USES

Sage Leaves in a bunch

Sage Leaves in a bunch

Sage aids int he digestion of rich fatty meat. It helps lower cholesterol levels and is an excellent herb for rebuilding vitality and strength when battling long term illness. Sage tea is a warm bracing drink, excellent when mixed with mint or rosemary and lemon balm for a healthy and tasty stress reliever. Sage also may be helpful in offering relief from hot flashes and night sweats. Sage is also a well known cold and flue fighter because of its relaxing, astringent, and antiseptic action of the mucous membranes. Sage also is a classic remedy for inflammation of the mouth, throat and tonsils. It may be effective remedy for laryngitis, tonsillitis and sore throat as a spray or gargle and can be used as a mouthwash to treat infected or sore gums.

SAGE NUTRIENT PROFILE

However, sage contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that might be beneficial to health. These compounds include:

1,8-cineole
Camphor
Borneol
Bornyl acetate
Camphene
Alpha- and beta-thujone
Linalool
Alpha- and beta-caryophyllene
Alpha-humulene
Alpha- and beta-pinene
Viridiflorol
Pimaradiene
Salvianolic acid
Rosmarinic acid
Carnosolic acid
Ursolic acid

GROWING SAGE HERB & FLOWERS IN YOUR GARDEN

Sage Flowers

Sage Flowers in bloom are food to help bees survive and thrive

Sage (Salvia Officinalis) is hardy in Zones 4 to 8. Garden age loves full sunshine, in warm to hot conditions and a well drained soil. It is easy to grow herb. It doesn’t thrive in wet or soggy soil and gets tired of cool wet weather so keep it in a well drained, hot, sunny spot. It is best to get plants for a nursery or propagate them from root cuttings. Older plants get woody and appreciate a trim of old grow in the early spring, before the new green growth starts.

Planting Sage in the garden is an excellent choice as it is one of the best perennial plants to help support local pollinators and native bee populations. At our Bee Joy Sanctuary on The Gulf Islands of British Columbia, BC we grow a perennial sun garden with Sage, Rosemary and Lemon Balm.