Category: Recipes

Pine Pollen Crackers

It’s pine pollen season, so get out and shake your trees. It’s easy enough to collect pine pollen by shaking the male cones in a Ziploc bag. You can collect a tablespoon or so in less than 10 minutes. But

Mayapple Cake and Ice Cream

I hate scrolling through blogs to find the recipes. So here ya go, no lengthy stories. Mayapple Cake Batter 6 TBSP butter ¾ cup sugar 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla extract ½ cup mayapple pulp 1 cup sifted all purpose

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Cattail Quick Pickle

One of the most useful wild edibles is cattail. It provides starch (rhizome), vegetable (shoots and immature male flower heads), and pollen (mature male flowers) as well as other useful materials (leaves and female fruit/seed heads). I’ve missed the rhizome

Forager’s Seasoned Salt

Spruce

It is almost at the end of the spruce tip season here in the Midwest, but you still can gather the new growth from spruce and fir. I like to use them to make a seasoning salt, for I do

Fermented Dandelion Delights

There are sooooo many dandelions out there right now. What can you do with all of them? You can eat the greens, if the late spring bitterness doesn’t bother you. And there’s always dandelion wine. Or, if you like jiggly

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