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
Kukicha tea is a healthy tea that has a pleasant taste and contains many nutrients. Whether used as a medicinal tea or just to enjoy the taste, drinking a mug of kukicha tea every day will help boost your immune system.
Autumn is an exciting time of year as it can be categorically be called fungi season. Lots of edible mushrooms grow this time of year but the most intriguing perhaps is the Lion's Mane. It has incredible potential to help those with Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, MS, ALS, and more.
Harvesting goldenrod may appear to be an easy forage however there is something to be vigilant about - be sure to check the leaves. Rust is a common occurrence with these tall plants and you don't want to be consuming this or bringing it to your home garden.
Many seaside edible plants grow on shorelines all around the world and earlier this summer I had the opportunity to enjoy sampling what coastal eastern Canada had to offer! If you're near a shoreline, learn what there is and take advantage of these amazing edibles.