A Fall for Thick, Rosy Hips

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Legions of soft, plump, frost-kissed rosehips hang heavy upon their slender, prickly stems. Many are perfectly ripe, slipping off the ends of their branches with a soft, orange gush, leaving a sticky paste to be licked off the fingers. First I made rosehip sauce, by cooking … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—September 2014 Release!

Golden currants along the Blue River, yum.

Last night we had the in-laws-to-be over for dinner and I set out two jars of jam to accompany the chicken, each made from a different species of wild-foraged gooseberries. One was red, mild, and sweet; the other deep purple, tart and tangy. In the fridge we have two more … [Read more...]

Leaves of Three, Strawberry!

The false strawberry, also edible, looks like a real strawberry but tastes like nothing. These grow on the east and west coasts of the U.S.

I bolted upright in bed at 2 a.m., awakened by loud, forceful hail pouring down on the roof. It was June 28, just a week into summer. I got up and walked across the dark living room to peek out the sliding glass doors and watch it come down in the pitch black night. Despite the … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—September release!

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September is well on its way, and with it I am happy to announce the release of another Wild Edible Notebook for your reading pleasure. The September 2013 edition is four pages longer than the last, making it the longest Wild Edible Notebook I've created to date. This issue … [Read more...]

Wild Black Currant Brandy Voted Best in House

Wild black currant liqueur provides momentary respite despite the clear reminder of a 1:30 responsibility.

It’s wild booze month at Hunger & Thirst and again I have Butterpoweredbike to thank for motivating me to the computer to write something. That—and for getting me into the liquor cabinet for a night of distraction from my many winter obligations. Fortunately, Gregg and I … [Read more...]