North Carolina Wild Foods Weekend II

North Carolina Wild Foods Weekend II

Mike Rasnake has been attending the NC Wild Food Weekend for 25 years. In the early 70’s he read a few of Euell Gibbons’ books and 3 months later was living in Hawaii eating as many wild foods as he could get his hands on. He even had a stint of living in...
North Carolina Wild Foods Weekend

North Carolina Wild Foods Weekend

Yeehaw! What an amazing weekend at the 32nd Annual North Carolina Wild Foods Weekend. The summer Festival scenes are just starting and I would encourage you all to include some of the many wild food gatherings around the country into your summer and fall travel plans....
Food Preservation

Food Preservation

What a disappointment! I opened up my acorns to find the last 3 gallons of them, along with a couple pounds of dried Toyon berries, molded. Food preservation really is an art…figuring out how to store, package and otherwise preserve foods for home use can be...
Sticky Monkey Flower Tea

Sticky Monkey Flower Tea

Ever since the new leaf growth began emerging on the sticky monkey flower (Mimulus aurantiacus), I have been attracted to this plant. Frustrating attempts to make sticky monkey flower greens with peanut sauce, wild rice sticky monkey flower stir fry, and more, turned...
Wild Fennel Fritters

Wild Fennel Fritters

Fennel galore here! You can see the young furry piece of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) growth bursting out of the frond near the middle of the photo. Harvest these tender young stalks/fronds and greens when still flexible. Wild fennel originates from the Mediterranean...