Wild Edible Notebook—May 2015 Release!

We found these lovelies last year in the foothills.

A couple days ago it snowed 18 inches in my town, which is located at 10,000 feet in the Colorado high country. That means plenty of moisture in parts lower. Reports of morels are coming in from the low country, and I’m eager to get out there. Maybe you are too? If so, the May … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—April 2015 Release!


It’s early yet for high country Colorado, but with the recent warm weather there are dandelions greening on the sunny side of our house, and chives poking up through the straw. At the park down the street, the field pennycress rosettes are lush enough to eat. It’s difficult to … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—March 2015 Release!

Sassafras leaves are dried and pulverized to make filé powder, an ingredient in gumbo filé.

Okay friends and fellow foragers, the March 2015 Wild Edible Notebook is here! For this month’s edition I am once again proud to feature works by several foraging and herbal writers in addition to myself. Big thanks are due to Wendy Petty, Becky Lerner, and Samuel Thayer for … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—January 2015 Release!


The January 2015 Wild Edible Notebook is here! Please join me in welcoming 2015 with an exploration of flours and powders made from dried wild fruits, which can make for interesting, gluten-free, sweet additions to a range of foods from hot cereals to baked goods. Even the seeds … [Read more...]

Wild Edible Notebook—December 2014 Release!


We’ve had more than 95 inches of snow here in Colorado's high country in the last two weeks, which means it’s official—foraging season is over, and the season for enjoying so many preserved wild flavors is upon us. In preparation for this day, I spent some time preserving wild … [Read more...]