Foragers are a varied crowd. Among them, you will find hard core botanists, nature nerds, homesteaders, chefs, herbalists, philosophers, and fortune tellers, to name a few, and many of them have excellent blogs. How to choose the “best”? They are the ones with great photos and illustrations, with good information that adds to what’s already […]
Creating a wildlife-friendly, edible backyard had been a dream of mine for years. After much digging and planting, the magic began to happen. The yard came alive with wildlife, and yielded fresh, organic food for us! How did we do it? We started with trees, the backbones of a landscape. Wildlife value and edible parts […]
Fruit ice creams are the most challenging to make, if you’re after a smooth texture. They add a lot of water, creating ice crystals in the ice cream, which gives it a gritty texture. I tried several methods before deciding on this very simple recipe. It makes the most deliciously smooth and creamy peach pops. […]
Loaded with healthful raspberries, oats, and honey, this could also be called cream crowdie ice cream. Cream crowdie is a Scottish dessert, sometimes served at summer weddings. Traditionally, it’s made with whiskey and served cold, but not frozen into an ice cream. It’s unique as ice cream, but it passed the teenaged boy test with […]
Whenever wild elderberries produce with wild abandon, I make either elderberry jelly or jam. And this year, are they prolific! You could not even tell that the bushes had been picked, as I carried my basket of tiny purple berries to the kitchen to make Seedless Elderberry Apple Jam. It’s made the old fashioned way, […]
Pollinators are key species in all ecosystems, and you can help reverse their decline by gardening for pollinators with these 8 tips. Some of these tips might surprise you, but all are well explained, and accompanied with beautiful photos.