On a gorgeous summer morning I met up with the lovely Bonnie of Bonavista Adventure Tours and she took me on a Beach Forage and Boil-Up tour. This is not your average tour company - they specialize in local practices and foodways. We explored the area around Birchy Cove, foraging some of the greens growing on the hillside, river and on the beach. Bonnie’s local knowledge of the area and its edible plants was super interesting and we chatted about modern rurality in Newfoundland while she got the fire going. Bonnie gathered mint leaves from the river and started us off with a cup of fresh mint tea, then cooked up an incredible brunch of toutons, fish cakes, homemade bread and bake apple jam, and an omelette with the greens we foraged.

Thanks so much Bonnie for the loveliest morning! Highly recommend checking out Bonavista Adventure Tours for real local experiences in the Bonavista area.