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Salal
Though not a popular trail-side snack in modern times, salal berries are not only edible, they are quite tasty. Perhaps the "hairiness" of the berries or the grainy texture imparted by their many, tiny seeds is a turnoff to jaded modern palettes. Being plentiful throughout the coast, salal berries were an important component of pre-European diets hereabouts. Aboriginal groups generally consumed salal berries directly from the bush or processed them into a kind of fruit leather for storage. These cakes were then reconstituted with water and served mixed with the omnipresent oolichan grease. An acquired taste, no doubt. The deep purple colouring of the berries found use in dying bakets. Salal berries are presently used primarily in jams and pies. The bright, leathery foliage is commercially harvested for use in floral displays world-wide.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Have Bike, Will Travel. Explore ten unique landscapes by bicycle on both sides of the border in the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands. Peddled out? Many of these rural roads can be explored on foot as well.
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1 Cycle Touring Introduction Brian Grover 4528
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 29932
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 12041
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 5027
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 6270
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 12117
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 13080
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 5951
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 8048
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 16032
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 3745
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 3230
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 4670
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 3433
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 3315
 

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