Tag : gather

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

Community Squeeze: 5 Key Takeaways From Gleaning & Food Making

  Fall comes and I’m reminded my garden is far bigger than the confines of the backyard. In fall, apple trees, figs, persimmons, and fall flowers reveal what they’ve been working on all summer and suddenly they’re everywhere! Take a…

0 Comments / 81 View / September 28, 2016

Crunchy, Quick Pickled Spicy Green Beans

  Green beans straight off the vine are hands-down the best way to eat them. Only after you’ve had your fill is it time to try something new. Steamed is safe. Especially with a squeeze of lemon or tossed with…

0 Comments / 291 View / August 19, 2016

Pickled Beets 3 Ways

  Tom Robbins wrote in his book, Jitterbug Perfume, “Breathe properly. Stay Curious. And eat your beets.” If this is a recipe for a happy life, I’m in. Like you, I’ll make a few of my own adaptations and additions…

0 Comments / 247 View / August 11, 2016

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

Summer Harvesting Tips

  The adage, sow little and often, also rings true for harvesting. Gather what you need when you need it for huge returns. This is especially true of herbs, beans, cucumbers, summer squash and berries — at least until your…

4 Comments / 277 View / June 24, 2016

5 Spring Foraging Forays

  Plants have it figured out. They know when spring is here, when soil temperatures are just right for germinating seeds and when it’s time to bloom. At least I’d like to think that’s the case — climate change and…

6 Comments / 222 View / February 15, 2016

Grow What You Love: Napa Valley Olive Harvest

  When my friend Julie first invited us to her home away from home for olive picking I was immediately inspired with visions of bucket filling, ladder moving and an opportunity to spend the day outside in the company of…

2 Comments / 98 View / January 27, 2016