Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Advice for picking the best elderflowers and a beautiful, delicate fritter recipe to show them off!
St. George's mushroom season begins! When and where to find this delectable wild mushroom (calocybe gambosa) and how to prepare and cook them.
There is only a short period when ramps are available for harvesting. Collect them to enjoy this seasonal delicacy now, or preserve them for a taste of spring later in the year.
With the passage of winter comes wet soggy ground, which are perfect conditions for mushroom growth. In our area there is one mushroom that creates a mad dash to collect it: the Morel.
How to locate & enjoy the fabulously strange wood cauliflower mushroom (sparassis crispa). Including tips on how to identify it, why it gets me so excited and cooking advice.
Preserving our wild, foraged harvests in jars can be accomplished in a sweet way, such as jam, jelly, and fruit in simple syrup.
Much to our surprise we found not one but two mulberry trees on our property. We have lived in our house almost three years! These trees are over 30 feet tall which can make harvesting difficult. Here are out tips to get most mulberries off the tree
Gather wild roses from the beach and make a fragrant, brilliantly colored syrup for summer sodas, cocktails, and sorbet.
Foraging outdoors with children can be fun and a great way to give them a sense of pride and excitement to cook and eat good, nourishing food.
How to forage, identify and prepare Stinging Nettles and a recipe for Cream of Nettle Soup.