Philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau, (1712 - 1778), wrote in his book, Emile: "The further we remove from a natural mode of living the more we lose our natural tastes." These powerful words from the 1700's have more meaning today than they did back then. Michael Cohen, author, takes a b
Lobster mushrooms are easy to identify. After morels, they are probably the most sought-after edible wild mushroom in the foraging community. Contrary to its name, a lobster is not a mushroom, but rather a parasitic ascomycete fungus.
Purslane contains a high density of several nutrients that are beneficial to our health. Although there are many ways to add this valuable wild plant into our diet, perhaps the most enjoyable way is by making a purslane smoothie and using this to make popsicles.
Green smoothie powders are very expensive yet can provide us with a lot of badly-needed nutrients. Take control of your health and your budget by making your own green smoothie powder! The ingredients are free and all you need to invest is a little time.
Hawthorn leaves, flowers, and berries have been praised for centuries due to their heart elevating properties. Whether they are used in herbal preparations or in the kitchen as a valuable food source, the hawthorn is a win-win.
When fresh, nutrient-dense produce is not available then it only makes sense to sprout your nutrition! Sprouting is easy, inexpensive and fast. Alfalfa sprouts are one of the most nourishing foods we can eat and the health benefits of these, and all sprouts, make it well-worth having
Our world of “information on demand” has clouded over the necessity of being patient when it comes to foraging safety, especially mushrooms. This article is a great start on learning how to properly identify mushrooms.
If you haven't heard already there is great news about vitamin B12! Vitamin B12 is found in some wild mushrooms and in the white button mushrooms sold in stores! This is highly beneficial for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet.
I've known Mia for a few years and can certainly attest that her book “Ugly Little Greens: Gourmet Dishes Crafted from Foraged Ingredients” is without a doubt, a must-have cookbook to have in your kitchen. Whether you're a home cook or a chef, this book has great recipes you'll love!
Dryad's saddle is a common, edible, springtime fungi that more often than not ends up being the consolation prize for the morel-forager. Many fungi foragers come to learn how versatile this fungi can be in the kitchen.
Celebrating 35 years of foraging tours in New York City, "Wildman" Steve Brill is still as dedicated to the teachings of wild edible plants now as he was in 1982. Last year his 12-year old daughter, Violet, helped to co-lead tours and is back this year!
Do you know how to survive by foraging in the winter months? Extreme storms are escalating, and the chances of an EMP as well as intense geomagnetic storms are on the increase. Having this knowledge is the best insurance policy you can own.
4-season foraging and hiking can be a love affair you’ll always embrace when you are motivated and in need of some detox time from being indoors. Always be sure to have a backpack with essentials when you head out.
It's better to have and not need than to need and not have. Knowing a few survival skills in the event of any unexpected trouble includes many things including edible wild plant knowledge. In an ideal situation having a shelter to go to would be great; however, shelters are far and f