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?
Homemade mulberry jam made from foraged fruit.
Wild edibles + eggs + cupcake tray= wild mini frittatas. I used foraged chickweed and garlic mustard. You could use any wild edible leaves.
Gather flowers from your garden to enhance your meals. Edible flowers not only lend subtle new flavors to your salads, they look gorgeous!
This is how I made a really tasty wild nettles beer with foraged stinging nettles and a wild culture. It was pretty simple, and came out like a nice IPA!
DIY Capers! after the flowers have bloomed on the nasturtium plant the seeds (while still green) can be harvested and pickled for a quick and easy caper.
My garden has given me the gift of wild winter cress to fill the gap between the last of my winter stock of root vegetables and the arrival of spring asparagus.
Maple blossoms are in bloom right now in the Pacific Northwest, you don't have to go far to find them and are delicious as maple blossom fritters!
A little bit about digging ramps and some simple methods to preserve, store and cook them.
Making maple syrup on our urban homestead and what we're learning.
What do you do when a noxious weed that's choking out vegetation takes over your neighbourhood? Eat it. Garlic mustard is packed with nutrients and is great as pesto.