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...]

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...]

There’s No Foraging Like Snow Foraging

October snow hovers in the Colorado high country.

It’s mid October and it just keeps snowing here in the high country at 11,000 feet in Colorado Rockies. You’d think foraging season were over, but it’s not. Two days ago I awoke to a steady snow and found myself unable to focus on work. By noon it stopped but the wind kicked … [Read more...]

The Current Currant Season is Kicking

Forager collects currants while unknowingly being swarmed by ants. Photo by Gregg Davis.

The currants and gooseberries were not yet ripe here at 11,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies when I published my August Wild Edible Notebook, which is devoted to berries—strawberries and huckleberries, specifically—but now they are, and oh what a currant season the current season … [Read more...]

Tale of a Golden Foraging Opportunity

Forager on a Golden hillside. Photo by Gregg Davis.

On our way home from Denver last Friday, Gregg and I made a detour up Golden Gate Canyon Road to check out a 93-acre ranch that Marilyn, who I met when she commented on a post, invited us to forage. (Actually, truth be told, I invited myself and she was generous enough to … [Read more...]