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?
While on vacation in Hawaii, we still went foraging in the forests, beaches, and mountains. Here we discuss some edible flowers and two spices.
Vacation for us is not all beach, sun, and mai-tais. We found plenty of tropical fruits to forage in the forests, beaches, and alpine meadows of Maui and Kauai. Here we ID common guavas and strawberry guavas.
How to gather roots of the wild sassafras tree to make true old-fashioned root beer.
How to identify the Chicken Mushroom, wils sulphur shelf, or Laetiporus sulphureus, plus a wonderful recipe.
Making a spicy-mustard condiment from wild foraged garlic mustard (Alliara petiolata) seeds. Fiery!
How to identify and gather sassafras, a common tree in the eastern United States. Also, some ideas on how to use the dried leaves and roots.
How to identify a common edible wild plant, and a discussion of their scarcity for 2011 in Connecticut.
When, where and how to search for the divine and choice Black Trumpet mushroom, with a link to a recipe.
We provide the main identification points for foraging for Honey Mushrooms, and a link to a recipe.
Make and can applesauce for pennies. You'll never buy applesauce again!