Tag : Foraging

Small Good Things: Hazelnuts & Huckleberries

  Don’t you love those moments when you’re in search of one thing and find something all together different, but equally as wonderful? That’s what happened when I went foraging with my family for wild hazelnuts. It was two years…

2 Comments / 130 View / July 24, 2017

How to Grow & Forage: Miner’s Lettuce

  Miner’s lettuce is in full swing here in California, especially after a much awaited for rainy winter. It’s growing with a zeal I’ve not seen in years and popping up in places I’d forgotten it grew, surprising me at…

0 Comments / 270 View / March 31, 2017

Summer Forage: How to Make Elder Flower Cordial

  If you are what you eat, I’ll take flowers please! I’ve had elder flower cordial on my mind since last summer. The thought of buying ready made cordial is much less appealing than making it myself and, like so…

0 Comments / 340 View / July 20, 2016

Fall Forage: Cooking with Pomegranates

    When isn’t it a good time to think about food and flowers? And this time of year, with the anticipation of a Thanksgiving meal at hand, the cravings are keen with a bee-line toward fresh and seasonal. What…

0 Comments / 133 View / November 23, 2015

Harvesting Seeds

  Gathering seeds is like starting from scratch — like a bright shining moment that when combined with effort and anticipation lead to something great (at least that’s the hope). Next season’s planting, a new garden or dinner. It’s good…

2 Comments / 887 View / September 22, 2015

How to Make Wild Plum Sorbet

  Who needs store bought when you can pick them for free? It’s a marvel really. These wild plums can be found peppering hillsides, gardens and parks in the San Francisco Bay Area. They’re abundant and generally overlooked. There’s so…

4 Comments / 676 View / July 13, 2015

In the Garden | Food Tastes Better Outside

  When spring comes and the greens are ready, the carrots sweet from winter and there’s foraging at hand, I bundle up the cutting board, picnic knife and grater and bee-line for the garden, kids in tow. If we’re lucky…

0 Comments / 146 View / April 7, 2015