wildcrafting

Elderflower & Lemon Cordial Recipe (The Boozy American Kind!)

The summer solstice brought many things alive in the garden, plants I'd been waiting to see bloom to know that summer was truly upon us...

Linden Leaf Salad: Foraging, Identification, and Use

When most foragers think of wild spring greens, their minds go to dandelion greens and chickweed or any number of other herbaceous spring greens. A...

Nettles – a feast on the forest floor

Stinging nettles have a bad reputation. This weed is common around the world, throughout Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and western North America, and because of...

Foraging for Rose Hips in Winter

Roses are the gift that keeps on giving! In spring, the scent of their flowers permeates the breeze, and I forage petals for food and...

Goldenrod and Ginger Wine – One Gallon Recipe

Goldenrod plants in full bloom I'm a fan of weeds and wine, as you well may know. I'm particularly a fan...

Damson Plum & Muscadine Butter

There's a lovely little spot downtown that I quite enjoy walking past as I head into work. It's an office in an old converted Victorian...

Recipe Box: Honeysuckle Infused Sugar

May is rolling out and June is rolling in - wild roses and irises are blooming their last and the berries are starting to form green on...

Wild Greens Pesto

There is a bounty of wild and cultivated green goodies just waiting to be enjoyed once you know they are there. Once you know what...

Hedgerow Jelly: a recipe from the wild places

What is a hedgerow? In the cultured, organized sense, it is meant to be a barrier of trees and shrubs planted to mark boundary lines...

Dandelion Flower Infusion and Syrup

Infusion first, syrup second! There are only a few dandelions in my yard this year, which is the opposite of a problem...

Wildcrafting Game for Kids!

[columns] [span8] Wildcrafting is a great skill to have - knowing how to identify and use medicinal herbs is so useful for someone of any...

Let’s Talk About: Goldenrod Recipes and Remedies

He is everywhere. Waving at me from above the blue and purple chicory, teasing me, dancing behind the brown grasses drying in the autumn sun....

Let’s Talk About Tinctures, Elixirs, and Cordials

I love herbs, and I also enjoy alcohol. My dedicated readers know for sure that I adore honey...so it shouldn't surprise you that I generally do...

Recipe Box: Queen Anne’s Lace Flower Jelly

As I've discussed before, sometimes I think my neighbors must hate me for harboring a yard of unwanted pests and dingy weeds.  We encourage our...

Recipe Box: Dandelion Fritters

I looked around my yard yesterday, and realized with a gasp that all of the dandelions that were proliferating on my path had gone, poof! ...