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