My friend’s husband tells tales of growing up in northern Wisconsin next to the Menominee Nation, where as a boy he played with the kids on the reservation. When they got hungry, they’d head to whichever family’s house was hosting that week’s “bouyah," a Midwestern tradition … [Read more...]
Wild Edible Notebook—May release!
The May flowers have arrived, and with them, another edition of the Wild Edible Notebook! This issue includes a spring foraging report for California's Eastern Sierra based on a recent foray Gregg and I undertook in the Mammoth Lakes region, though most of the plants featured … [Read more...]
Chicken and Nettle Gnocchi Soup—Reflection & Recipe
This always happens to me. I come into some wild food and then I get a wild hair to make something genius with it in the kitchen. So I dedicate myself with so much time and energy that I overextend myself, producing mediocre results. Then since I’ve committed so much heart to it, … [Read more...]
My turn to do wild edible gnocchi
It’s markdown season at the grocery store, now that the tourists are in absentia for a while, joined by the locals who migrate to parts warmer during mud season too. So it’s time for the good deals—such as the $1 bag of slightly soft “Red Skin Yellow Flesh Colorado Sunrise” … [Read more...]
Pumpkin, nettles and beer, oh my!
I’ve had a request so I hereby present two squash nettle soups, both made with ingredients that are out of season here at 10,000 feet in the Colorado high country. The first—a pumpkin, nettle, and beer soup—I made in November after receiving the gift of a pumpkin on our … [Read more...]