This is a picture of the beautiful spoon my friend Charlie made me for my 21st birthday. I think its the loveliest thing anybody has ever given me. He carved it out of a piece of yew, then boiled it in oil to give it that dark colour. I’ve been afraid to use it, but today I ate my first meal with it, after much pressure from Charlie, who insists that a spoon is to be used, not hung on the wall.
Born and raised in Montreal, as a teenager I was turned on to wilderness survival skills. Since then, I have attended the Tom Brown Jr. Tracker School, as well as the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, WA, where I Participated in their year long residential program, as well as their second year teaching apprenticeship, and tracking intensive. I have now returned home, eager to share my passions for wild foods and wild crafts in the city.