Some of my favorite memories were playing outside, making up games, going swimming and having fun. As children we helped each other with chores and walked together to school.
There were times when we lived economically . During these times we lived off the land as much as possible. My parents bought staples like sugar, flour, lard, salt but we had a huge garden with potatoes, turnips, etc and we had wild meat.
We would eat moose meat and fish, but I remember eating rabbit and ducks. My mother made the most of what we had. There was always tea brewing and some kind of stew being made. We always had bannock, I'm sure my mom must have made some every day because we were all growing and we ate a lot!
When I saw this Metis cookbook and looked at the recipes, a flood of food memories came back to me. I'm sharing this resource with you in the hopes that it could be useful to you.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
This Metis Cookbook was put together by NAHO, National Aboriginal Health Organization.
Their website has a number of good publications that are worthwhile checking out.