Foraging can be a great outdoors activity in the winter too. There is no shortage of vitamin rich pine needles, so why not make something tasty with them. Here is how to identify, pick, treat and cook needles to make a delicious seasonal pasta.
Probably the most nutritious green growing in our area, nettles are often overlooked as an ingredient in local, seasonal cooking. Just be sure to wear protective clothing, and you can help yourself to all you want of this remarkable spring vegetable.
The shoots and tubers from daylilies offer us fresh local greens as early as April and May. The leaves, stems and tubers are excellent in stir fries, steamed and any other way onions or leeks are used.
I absolutely love have little living science experiments going on in my kitchen, its gives me that feeling of boyhood wonder crossed with being a mad scientist. Quite some time ago I read Wild Fermentation, and it absolutely compelled me to make this