Chilaquiles are a favorite way to use leftover tortilla chips in my house, and the wild vegetable purslane (Portulaca oleracea), or "verdolagas" in Spanish, have long been used in Mexican cuisine to accent them. If you don’t know purslane already, you should. This garden weed … [Read more...]
Tale of a Golden Foraging Opportunity
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...]
Wild Edible Notebook—July Release!
Halfway through July I am honored to present the second issue of the Wild Edible Notebook, my journal-style tale of select plants. In this issue, read up on succulents including roseroot, rosecrown, and purslane. The July issue also has instructions for a few brightly-colored … [Read more...]
Hundreds of apples
I feel so fortunate today for the generosity of people—and the several hundred apples in Gregg’s parents’ garage just waiting to be peeled and made into applesauce, apple cobbler, dried apple slices, and possibly apple jelly. We arrived at Ruth’s house in Aurora yesterday … [Read more...]
Roseroot is Edible, Who Knew?
I first noticed roseroot on a high-country hike above Fairplay, Colorado as Gregg and I were scrambling up a rock face, off-trail as usual. The plant is distinctive and attractive—tiny, blood-red flowers atop a fleshy stalk with spirally overlapping (Peterson, 1977) succulent, … [Read more...]