foraging, Health, Recipes

Wild Nettle Soup (vegan)

Welcoming springtime also means the onset of weed season. While many reach for their choice of mass plant destruction (with herbicides being of greatest concern), there are gentler and more sustainable ways to manage the green overgrowth in our yards and public spaces. Many of our wild plants that find their way into our gardens… Continue reading Wild Nettle Soup (vegan)

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Pickled Purslane

I love it that people call me up and invite me to inspect their overgrown yards to search for lunch! There's always SOMETHING edible growing... even through the crevices of the sidewalks. Here was a yard full of some of the most succulent and dense purslane and dandelion that I've seen in a while. In… Continue reading Pickled Purslane

foraging, Health, Recipes

Toyon Berries: A sign of the season

I've been fascinated by this little berry for a few years now. Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) is a California native shrub in the rose family that bears fruit during the winter months, most notably around Christmas time. They were used by the native Chumash tribes as food, but after a bit of research, I have not… Continue reading Toyon Berries: A sign of the season

foraging, Recipes

Prickly Pear Foraging &…Ice Cream!

Last week I spent some time in Arizona visiting my family while taking some time to get rebalanced and find my center again. Going home is always good for that, right? And what better way to do that than in the enchanting desert full of radiant sunsets, captivating monsoon storms and the intense, relentless heat.… Continue reading Prickly Pear Foraging &…Ice Cream!