Mountain pennyroyal is a widespread mountain herb in the American West. Think of it as a combination of mint and marjoram. It is one of our most spectacular native wild herbs.
How-To (DIY stuff)
I’ve been making mustard at home for years, but many people don’t realize that making mustard is super easy — and can be as varied as your imagination. Do it yourself and you might never buy mustard again.
Here’s how to identify and eat the wild greens of spring: Dandelions, wild lettuces and other wild chicories. These are pleasingly bitter, super nutritious and awesome with meats and pasta.
Stalking the wild asparagus, as the late, great Euell Gibbons did, is harder than you might think. Here’s how to find and forage for one of spring’s finest wild edible plants.
One of the earliest greens to appear in spring, the various docks — curly dock and Western dock chief among them — are easy to identify and taste like a cross between spinach and rhubarb.
This is a fundamental skill everyone who cooks duck or goose should know, especially if you are a hunter. Cooking a duck breast is like cooking a steak. A steak wearing a hat made of bacon!
Beer vinegar. Why is this stuff not in everyone’s pantry? Crazy, because it’s awesome. Think malt vinegar x 1,000, especially if you make it with a good, dark beer. Think of the possibilities, with various kinds of beer…
I recently did a survey on Facebook to see how many of you butcher your own game at home, and I was surprised how many of you do. That makes me really happy! So I thought I’d share my own set up and tools I use now that we’re deep into deer season.