Try this yummy pesto made from wild ingredients. I love the idea of collecting nature's bounty and making something delicious. The main ingredients are chives and ramps. What is a ramp, you ask? Ramps are a delicacy in some NY restaurants and the first green popping through the forest floor in the woods behind my … Continue reading Wild Pesto Recipe
I am fascinated by our ancestors' ability to forage for wild foods. I get a thrill whenever I find wild onions, ramps, mushrooms, and even pawpaws. Today the raspberry bushes behind the garage drooped beneath the weight of the red and purple berries. My bucket filled in no time. My challenge was to bake … Continue reading Raspberries in the Garden
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?