Elk, wild mushrooms, elderflowers and Labrador tea
are the menu mainstays here.
Another marvels at the pungent odor of a Labrador tea
Spearmint leaf Labrador tea
flower and leaf Blackcurrant leaf and berries Juniper berry Red clover blossom White clover blossom Wild rose petals and hips Dandelion blossom, leaf, and root Yarrow flower Horsetail Plantain leaf Coltsfoot leaf Wild raspberry leaf Wild strawberry leaf Chamomile tops Shepherd's purse leaf Chickweed leaf and flowers Pigweed leaf Fireweed flowers Cranberries
Around us lay sand and rock deposited by ancient vanished rivers and glaciers; winter-browned Labrador tea
and the pink blossoms of blueberries; and mats of crunchy-dry lichen.
The evergreen shrub functional type was divided into dwarf Labrador tea
(Ledum decumbens) and bog rosemary (Andromeda planifolia), crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) and lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), white mountain avens (Dryas integrifolia) and moss campion (Silene acaulis), and Arctic heather (Cassiope tetragona).
While they sing about such East Coast phenomena as cod fishers and Labrador tea
, this band calls the West Coast home.
The lichen-and moss-covered cliffs were as soft as pillows underfoot, and to our surprise, we found blue flag irises, ivory mushrooms, bakeapple blossoms and Labrador tea
plants growing like weeds (2002).
For example, to treat burns, a powder was made from Labrador Tea
Dressed in historical costume, guests experience a smudging ceremony and sample Labrador tea
and bannock inside an oversized, yet authentically built, structure that, if requested, can accommodate sleepovers for up to 30 people."
Also commonly found in back-to-basics-type magazines is information on identifying and preparing teas such as Labrador Tea
from the Heath family, and New Jersey Tea from the Buckthorn family, as they most closely approximate, in taste, the store bought oriental varieties we are all used to.
In addition to dancing, the festival also features storytelling, a fashion show, Native arts and crafts, a quilt show, and a potlatch that feeds hundreds of people with traditional fare: baked venison, caribou, roast moose, musk ox, beaver, rabbit soup, fish stews, ptarmigan, berries, aqutaq (Eskimo ice cream), pilot bread, and ayuq (Labrador tea
), made from a commonly found bush.
Zodiacs headed over to the mainland shore for a climb up a spongy slope--carpeted with Arctic cotton and heather, blue harebells, Labrador Tea
, and wintergreen--to a hillside cave where well-preserved 500-year-mummies of seven women, two boys, and an infant had been discovered.