A Rotten Puffball

Harvest, stories, Uncategorized

Originally I’m from the Chicagoland area, where the woods, rain, and snow are more than plentiful.  The conditions in Illinois were perfect for puffballs.  I know some of you are thinking it sounds like something that comes out of a fairy’s butt, but puffballs are actually an edible giant mushroom, often growing the size of […]

October 10, 2016

First On The Scene: Milkvetch

Garden, Identification, pink wildflowers, purple wildflowers, spring wildflowers, Thoughts, Weeds, white wildflowers, Wildflowers

Milkvetch is one of the first wildflowers on the spring scene, and has earned my respect as the hardiest of the hardiest.

March 30, 2016

Champ With Wild Mustard & Spring Onions

gluten-free, Harvest, Recipes, side dishes, vegetarian

This recipe is a fun foragers treat for St. Patty’s Day or Easter, and is very budget friendly.

March 19, 2016

Heron’s Bill Wildflower

autumn wildflowers, edible, Garden, Identification, medicinal, pink wildflowers, spring wildflowers, summer wildflowers, Weeds, Wildflowers

Learn how to identify this extremely useful and weedy wildflower that is both edible and medicinal.

March 12, 2016

In A Pinch Wild Pesto

gluten-free, main course, Recipes, vegetarian

Wild greens are a great replacement for traditional basil, and you can’t beat the cost of a free garden weed. If you find yourself in a pinch, give this wild pesto recipe a try.

March 5, 2016

Weed Wars: Meet The Bullheads

Garden, humor, Thoughts, Weed Wars, Weeds

We’ve all got in-laws and relatives that send our heads spinning. Meet one of mine and follow along in future posts to see how I deal with her!

August 15, 2015

The Wildflower That Saves Lives

autumn wildflowers, edible, medicinal, Photography, pink wildflowers, purple wildflowers, summer wildflowers, white wildflowers, Wildflowers, yellow wildflowers

Learn what makes Rocky Mountain Bee Plant a true friend and life saver for both humans and bees. Then learn how to identify it in the wild.

August 4, 2015

Southwest Summer Salad With Purslane & Nectarine

appetizers, gluten-free, main course, raw, Recipes, salad, vegan, vegetarian

If you want to support your health and give your mind a boost, gobble up all your purslane weeds! Get this southwestern salad recipe made with wild greens, nectarines, and jalapeno. It also features a southwestern staple: sunflower oil.

July 27, 2015

How To Identify Common Purslane

autumn wildflowers, edible, medicinal, spring wildflowers, summer wildflowers, Wildflowers, yellow wildflowers

This common weed is found through-out the world. Learn how to identify common purslane – a tasty, edible and medicinal plant with a sugar snap pea flavor!

July 26, 2015

The Sunflower’s Earthy Expression


What would the sunflower people say?

July 24, 2015