Marie Rose, Metis Michinn

 I recently wrote about my new line of products inspired by my Grandma’s Grandmother, Marie Rose Delorme Smith. Marie Rose was a writer and midwife on the prairies of Southern Alberta. She is the author of Eighty Years on the Plains, a chronicle of life in...

Wild Berries of the Foothills

I had the pleasure of roaming the foothills of West Central Montana in a golf cart in late July – the beginning of Berry Season. With a good dog and keeping a sharp eye out for bears, we scoured the hills for some of the tastiest natural treats, as well as the lesser...

Cherry Harvest!

It’s Cherry Season! Soon those cherries will be falling off the bushes so you’d better grab them now. It’s easy to get lots of lovely ripe cherries off a bush – this batch took me about 15 minutes. There are two methods to quick and easy cherry...

Rhodiola: Mountain Queen of Stamina

Rhodiola rosea and her cousins (aka Rose root, Golden Root) are truly the Queens of the Northern Mountains, bringing Healing, Wisdom and Fortitude to the people in their communities. These sweet, flavourful roots have an ancient and cherished fellowship with us...

Marilyn Monroe of Flowers: The Rose

There are many cousins in the rose family, the most beloved of which is the modern hybridized rose. Roses can be grown in rainbow colors (sometimes all on one single bloom!). Among them, Red Rose is a modern and ancient sign of true love. Roses and their significance...

Apple of My Eye

  The Rose family has always been prominent, both celebrated and infamous – the eye of a storm of rumors and beliefs in cultures world-wide. They are associated with Love, Sweetness and with the color Red. Of this prestigious lineage, sweet, humble Apple is...