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What to Do With Elderberries

This seems to be the year of Elderberry Madness– we have a huge crop over here, and so many people are becoming more attuned to their environments, finding their local elderberries, and wanting to use them.  So I thought it would be fun to share a bunch of ideas about what to do with elderberries– […]

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Top 10 Things to Forage in Autumn

Today I’m excited to share a great guest post from a local foraging expert. I have been enjoying following Matt’s instagram feed, and love that I can tag him in a picture and ask for his help in identifying a plant or fungus while out foraging. This is a wonderful time of year to get […]

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Q & A Wednesday, Episode 3: Let’s Talk About Foraging!

Hi Everyone!  This week, let’s talk about foraging.  This is a relatively new passion for me and my family, but my interest in finding edible and medicinal plants started in childhood.  In this video I talk about: How I got started with foraging, and how you can, too! My recommended resources. How to avoid poisoning […]

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Book Review: Foraging & Feasting by Dina Falconi

I have been looking forward to reviewing this book for you, for a long time now!  I heard about it when Foraging & Feasting was still a kickstarter project (which proved to be wildly successful) and was immediately intrigued.  When Dina Falconi contacted me and sent me a copy to review, I was thrilled. First […]

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Harvesting Pine Pollen– How & Why

We spent Saturday afternoon harvesting pine pollen.  I know, you’re probably wondering why we would do that!  The idea had never crossed my mind, until a recent email conversation with a reader in Oregon.  We were talking about wild foods, and she said that she and her husband were going to be harvesting pine pollen.  […]

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A Foraging Walk in April

Have you ever found a new place in your area and liked it so much that you had to go back again the very next day?  That’s exactly what happened to us this weekend.  We wanted to find a new place to go for a foraging walk, and Jeff had a place in mind that […]

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Eating Hop Shoots

Have you tried eating hop shoots before?  Maybe you should!  It turns out that hop shoots are the most expensive vegetable in the world– and I have them growing wild in my back yard!  To tell the truth, the wild hops in my yard are a real nuisance– they grow all over the shrubs back […]

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15 Edible Plants to Forage in Your Own Back Yard

Spring is in full swing over here in Suffolk.  It’s really nice, I have to say!  One of the things I look forward to the most when the ground thaws is the beginning of the foraging season.  So far, we have only been on one official foraging walk, and it was to collect stinging nettles.  […]

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What to Do With Stinging Nettles

The appearance of stinging nettles in my neighborhood is exciting, because it marks the beginning of the foraging season!  Last year, spring came in so late that we were desperate enough to go collect nettles that had just barely broken out of the frozen ground.  We brewed beer with them and found some fun ways […]

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