Yes, finally! We now have Oregon grape gracing our wild salads and it has been SO missed! This week, we began bringing home chokecherry, a month later than it's supposed to show up. In fact, many trees still haven't ripened yet. We have two strains of chokecherry in the valley, picked one strain for the … Continue reading Berry Season Has Arrived! Finally!
They come in all shapes and sizes. Some come with attitude, some come placidly. But ALL are at the mercy of critters, birds, and now US! Yes, the wild adventures continue as we realize summer is turning to fall in our neck of the woods, and we have to consider how we'll continue trying to … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 7: Drinkable Salads
I sit here tonight drinking a test cup of nettle, dandelion, chokecherry leaves, semi-crushed dried berries and stems, and homegrown mint leaves and stems. I mixed one part dandelion to two parts of everything else more or less, and one part mint roughly. The resulting tea had a very grassy taste with a decidedly nettle … Continue reading Wild Adventures Part 6: Processing Continued. . .