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?
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 and where to find the lovely creeping wintergreen, and some ideas on how to use it.
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.
After a successful season of foraging for this choice wild edible, we cook up some dinner and ID help.
How to identify a common edible wild plant, and a discussion of their scarcity for 2011 in Connecticut.
We describe when, where, and how to forage for Hen of the Woods, a choice culinary wild mushroom. With a link to a recipe.
When, where and how to search for the divine and choice Black Trumpet mushroom, with a link to a recipe.