Oh gosh, I had so much fun doing my first Zoom presentation for the Boone County Arboretum’s Annual Tea with Josh, Nicole, Stephanie, Donna, and Kris last night. Log onto to their site to see just how lovely and productive this community arboretum is. There may be time for you to bid at the silent auction, too. My talk was about the 4 seasons and … Continue reading Boone County Arboretum Annual Tea Recipes
Our neighbor, Joan, told me she has wild cherry firewood for us from a tree she had cut down. We’ll sure enjoy the fragrant fires this winter. When we were kids, there was a huge wild black cherry tree in our postage stamp size of a yard. Every summer the tree produced shiny, black, tiny berries. We’d feast, spitting out inedible pits. It got me … Continue reading Bouncing Around with Cherry Bounce
Well if this wasn’t the most fun day in a long time…. While foraging for morels, ramps and poke we spied a couple of “fainting” goats. They actually faint when frightened. Have you ever seen a fainting goat actually faint? Again, a most satisfying day. Continue reading A duo of Fainting Goats Amid a Wild Harvest
Friends Char and Butch with a morel harvest. One place there’s no worry about social distancing during these challenging times is when my friends, Charlene and Butch Castle and I go foraging for wild morel mushrooms. We start out at the bottom of the hill. By the time we reach the top of the hill we have kept our distances naturally — in fact, … Continue reading Morels! Yes, They’re Growing!
Salad with wild edibles. See the watercress growing behind the salad? A reader asked me how I get inspired to write about food every week. Well, here’s the answer. I find inspiration in the simplest of things. Like recently, when I taught interactive classes with children attending the Kids Kuisine event at Anderson Pavilion on the waterfront in Cincinnati. Headed by Cincinnati Magazine, this fun event … Continue reading Add Wild Edibles to your Supper Salad
I published this a few days ago but some of you couldn’t find it. Here it is again. Oktoberfest German potato salad If you like a more tart sauce, add more vinegar; ditto with sugar if you like it a bit sweeter. I dug up potatoes from the garden. Some were red boilers, others were white bakers. Ingredients Boiled or steamed and sliced potatoes, kept … Continue reading German Potato Salad for Oktoberfest
Whether you’re celebrating Passover, Easter or simply the arrival of spring and new growth, I wanted to say I hope your day is filled with family, friends, food and gratefulness! I’m thankful for you! Continue reading Happy Easter and Happy Spring