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Posts tagged foraging

April 17, 2017

 

flaxseeds

Veganize Your Baked Goods With Flaxseeds

Our podcast series on baking goes vegan with Natalie Rae Good. Then, sustainable foraging tips from an expert. (Hint: leave the ramps bulbs in the ground.)

April 5, 2017

 

harvesting spruce tips in a basket

Forest-Flavored Jelly, With Spruce Tips

These are little bundles of baby spruce needles that are soft and tender. The flavor brings all the vitality of a forest bursting forth in springtime.

March 17, 2017

 

trimming a branch

Nightfall Farm’s Orchard Represents Hope For The Future

On the podcast: This land has been in Liz and Nate Brownlee's family for half a century, but the small orchard represents chapter one of their farming story.

March 16, 2017

 

pine needles

How To Make Pine Needle Tea

You can identify a white pine tree by its clusters of five needles per bunch.

March 10, 2017

 

Mas Masumoto

Mas Masumoto’s Letter To A Young Farmer — His Daughter

This week, Mas Masumoto on how his daughter's experience of farming differs from his. And cooking with an ingredient that requires no cultivation -- dandelions.

February 11, 2017

 

Juno DeMelo

When Man’s Best Friend Is The Worst At Truffle Hunting

Some dogs have long been bred specifically to sniff out truffles, but could any old dog be trained to pick up this lucrative new trick?

February 4, 2017

 

Jarrod May, brewing

No Hops In A Gruit. This Beer Has Ginger, Honey, Rosemary

Jarrod May brews with local ginger from farmer Candace Minster. Sales of plant milks are going up. Dairy farmers are on high alert. We go hunting for truffles.

January 13, 2017

 

A Hadza man on a hunt, with his bow and arrow.

Staying Fit Isn’t A New Year’s Resolution For These Hunter-Gatherers

Westerners are often looking for short, intense workouts. A new study points out a different path to fitness.

December 1, 2016

 

Berries and leaves on a spicebush plant

How To Make Spicebush Tea

During the Civil War, spicebush tea often substituted for coffee when rations ran low. Pioneers also often made a spring tonic of spicebush tea.

October 24, 2016

 

chicken mushroom sandwich

Southern-Fried Chicken Mushroom Sandwich

Bright orange chicken mushrooms are all over Midwestern woods and farmers markets these days.

October 12, 2016

 

roasted hen of the woods

Crispy Roasted Hen of the Woods

Hen of the woods is a variety of mushroom with caps that fan out like a feathered plume. These thin caps make them perfect for roasting.

September 30, 2016

 

paw paw bread and butter

Midwestern Paw Paw Quick Bread

It's Indiana Banana season! Think of this recipe like a banana bread with paw paws instead.

September 8, 2016

 

persimmons

The Persimmons Are Falling!

Louise Briggs has a love/hate relationship with her 60-foot persimmon tree. We visit the crew of locals who are helping to put the fruit to good use.

May 5, 2016

 

Jill Vance in the woods

There’s More To Spring Foraging Than Just Morels

In the podcast, listen as Jill Vance points out wild edibles -- no mushrooms here! Before you forage, check out her list of favorite identification books.

May 4, 2016

 

morels growing in the woods

Hunting Morel Mushrooms: Q&A With Annie Corrigan

We have tips and tricks for finding morel mushrooms, but don't delay. The season is almost over!

April 21, 2016

 

hunting for morels in a forest

After Fires In West, Mushroom Hunters ‘Chase The Burn’

Foragers are now scouring the hills in California in search of black morels — prized mushrooms which grow in land ravaged by forest fires.

June 23, 2015

 

jackie howard with root beer

Better-Than-Bottled Root Beer

Howard got the idea to make root beer when she met a farmer who sold sassafras bark. She describes her signature recipe as something similar to a sweet tea.

April 10, 2015

 

chicken of the woods mushrooms

Taste Of Place, Voices Of The Market, Local Food In Wyoming

Amy Trubek studies taste and its connection to place. Bringing research to rural cancer patients. Local producers set-up shop at spring farmers' markets.

October 30, 2014

 

birds on a persimmon tree

Hunting For Persimmons, Local Yarn, Have Bones Make Broth

Vicki Basman says look down to find the best persimmons. Then, Daniel Orr mushes up persimmon jam. A tutorial on making bone broth. And, the local wool economy.

May 10, 2014

 

sourdough bread at feast

Bread Baking At Feast, Food Policy Councils, Ramps

Quick! Pick up some ramps from a local forager and pickle them. Mike Siberz has become one with the bread at Feast. And, Mark Winne talks food policy councils.

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