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Foraging

Montage by Hank Shaw

Montage by Hank Shaw

Although the name of this website is Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, for the most part my garden is nature’s garden. Yes, I do still garden, and here is where you will find my recipes and tips for growing unusual garden vegetables; I leave the “normal” vegetables to others. But mostly you will find information about foraging for wild edibles, tips, tricks and lots of recipes for wild edible plants.

The categories below should help you narrow down your searches.

Photo by Holly A. Heyser

Greens and Herbs

Greens and herbs are the primary edible wild plant people forage for, so start here. Nettles, wild radishes, seaside vegetables, etc will be here. If it’s green, it’s here.
Photo by Holly A. Heyser

Acorns, Nuts and Other Wild Starches

I work a lot with acorns, nuts and other wild starches. Here are all my processing and harvesting tips, plus lots of recipes.
Photo by Holly A. Heyser

Mushroom Recipes

I am a constant mushroom hunter whenever they’re around. You’ll find a lot of identification tips and recipes for all sorts of wild mushrooms here.
Photo by Holly A. Heyser

Pickle Recipes and Preserved Foods

Life isn’t the same without pickles. I pickle and preserve a lot of foods, mostly plants, and you’ll find all my recipes for preserved foods here with the exception of cured meats, which have their own section.
Photo by Holly A. Heyser

Berries, Booze, Sweets and Syrups

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, and I am only an occasional baker, but here is where you will find all kinds of recipes for sweets and desserts, mostly from wild nuts and berries.
Photo by Holly A. Heyser

Unusual Vegetables

I love the esoteric, and here is where you will find information on growing unusual garden vegetables, from fava beans to cardoons, borage and crosnes. If it’s in the dark corners of a seed catalog, I’ve probably grown it.
Photo by Hank Shaw

Finding the Wily Wild Asparagus

Finally, since wild asparagus fits into none of these categories, here’s how to find it, identify it and harvest your own spears in springtime.

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