Shiso is a prolific edible weed here in Virginia and most of the East Coast. It can be dried and used as a medicinal tea, or simply eaten fresh. It tastes like a mixture between mint, licorice and basil. In an effort to use as much Shiso (Japanese Basil) as I could possibly harvest, I’ve […]
This super easy stovetop bread is an adaptation of what we used to call “Hoe Cake” and incorporates the beautiful and nutritious Elderberry bush flowers that are along creeks and roadside ditches this time of year. You can substitute any edible flower in this recipe but my favorite is the Elderflower. Serve it while hot […]
Ramps are probably one of the best known and most beloved wild foods. There appearance on the landscape draws people to the woods to forage after a long winter. Unfortunately ramps are in trouble. Over harvesting is depleting ramps numbers. Learn more about what you can do to protect the delicious ramp for future generations […]
I don’t know about you but I love garlic and onions. Did you know that that tasty flavor combination may be growing for free in your backyard? Wild onions are easy to learn to identify. Read our post for tips on how to forage for these flavorful wild edibles.
The hubby and I took the new boat out of Whittier, Alaska, again this weekend. We headed out with some family members in their boats. All three ended up having engine issues, which turned it into a long and rather stressful weekend. But I came home happy after foraging for wild berries! See pics from […]
All parts of the Linden tree are edible including the leaves, flowers, seeds, sap and bark. Learn how to identify and prepare this tasty wild edible.