Seaweeding the Eastern Shoreline

Sea lettuces look like thin, green cellophane. Foraged from clean waters, they make for a delicious umami treat.

My parents shot me quizzical looks last summer when I announced my plan to gather seaweed in Long Island Sound, off the Connecticut coast. Not only would I collect, but also dry the seaweed at their house so I could take it back to Colorado with me for cooking experiments. I … [Read more...]

Edible Plants Class Starts June 9 at CMC Breckenridge

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Just a heads up to interested parties--I will be teaching an intensive 3-week section of Survival Plants in Summer at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge from 6/9/14 to 6/28/14. The course covers edible, medicinal, and toolcraft uses of local wild plants, with a practical … [Read more...]

Practical Herbs by Henriette Kress

Henriette Kress left a fiance position at a big multinational more than a decade ago to study and spread the love of plants and plant healing. Photo courtesy of Henriette.

Plant lovers who like free online info might already know the voice of Henriette Kress, an herbalist and herbal teacher based in Finland who has hosted the multilingual website, Henriette’s Herbal, since 1995. It is one of the oldest—and quite possibly the largest—of the herbal … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—October release!

The leaves are a'changing and the cool winds have begun to blow. Still, foraging season continues into October, and with it, a new-and-improved Wild Edible Notebook blows into town. October 2013 brings many exciting changes to the Notebook, including a new look-and-feel with … [Read more...]