For my backpacking weekend in Hoosier National Park, I wanted something tasty and hearty to round out a simple lunch of tuna on crackers. At home I mixed up Cookie Dough Hummus and spooned a half cup into a sandwich baggie. It traveled very well and tasted great a day later. I shared with my … Continue reading Healthy (ish) Hearty Dessert
In early April the woods behind my house look dead and hopeless. I wait for the day when a patch of brave lime-green leaves poke through the damp forest floor to signal life amid the ugliness. I thought perhaps they were a non-flowering variety of lily-of-the-valley until a fellow hiker on Manitou Island pointed out … Continue reading Wild Food – Ramps. What’s a Ramp?
I’ve detested mushrooms all my life and cringe at the memory of the slimy buttons in chop suey. That is until two years ago when I fell in love with morels. On a backpacking trip to Deem Wilderness in southern Indiana, Doc, a fellow hiker spotted a few of the honeycombed fungi at the base … Continue reading Wild Food – Morel Mushrooms