A Walk Around the Yard: April (Part 2) 11

It’s hard to keep up with this spring growth, so on to part 2. If you missed part 1, click here.   I’ve noticed that nature, like myself, seems to love the color purple. If you look around your own yard, you will probably notice a lot of little purple flowers. […]

A Walk Around the Yard: April (Part 1) 9

So you want to forage, but you only have a small suburban yard and little time for gallivanting in the forest. Well, I guess you are just out of luck then, right? WRONG! You can forage anywhere there is dirt! As long as you haven’t turned your lawn into a […]

April Showers Bring May Foraging 4

Hey everyone! We got a bit of a late start to our foraging season this year. We are currently in the middle of a move, and for the last few weeks everything else has been put on the back burner. I find that May is the best time for foraging. There […]

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WildFest: Forage. Ferment. Feast. 1

Foraging season is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off the season than with Kentucky’s only festival dedicated to wild and fermented foods. There’s still a week left to purchase discounted early bird tickets for Sustainable Kentucky’s  WILDfest. Join us April 19, 2014 at Cedar Creek Vineyards in […]

Fall Foraging Finds 5

The world is looking a little browner lately, but there are still plenty of plants that thrive after frost. Here are a few edibles that are just hitting their peak.   EASTERN BLACK WALNUT (JUGLANS NIGRA)                             […]

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Wild Grape Jelly 1

Lately I’ve had a little trouble getting motivated to write a post; but after stepping outside on this 40-something degree morning, I decided it is time to talk about grapes. I don’t know much about tame grapes, but 2013 has been an exceptionally good year for wild grapes. If you […]

Lambsquarters Stuffed Mushrooms 2

Greens that grow to 6 feet tall, produce almost all summer, and require no sowing, tilling, or watering. To someone who has never heard of lambsquarters, it may sound too good to be true. Many people compare lambsquarters to spinach, some even call them “wild spinach”. I personally think their […]

Making Salves and Balms (Part 2)

In my previous post, “Infusing Oil for Making Salves, Soaps, Etc.”, I walked you through infusing oils. If you haven’t yet infused your oil, go here for a quick tutorial. If you’re not yet sure what plants you’d like to use, here are some suggestions: Jewelweed- For poison ivy rash […]

Infusing Oils for Making Salves, Soaps, Etc. (Part 1) 2

The first step in making a salve, balm, or soap is infusing the oil with the plant material. As simple as it sounds, there is a right way, and wrong way. The first oil I tried to infuse was plantain in olive oil, and I ended up with about ten […]

Common Milkweed (and a Recipe for Milkweed Bud & Cheddar Soup)

I want to begin this post by addressing a couple of issues concerning the milkweed plant. Issue #1:  Almost every time I see a Facebook or blog post on milkweed, there is at least one person who expresses concern. “But isn’t it toxic?” “Doesn’t it irritate your skin and burn […]