I don’t eat unknown mushrooms lightly. But when I spotted these honey mushrooms, I knew, somehow, they were edible. Turns out they’re a prime pierogi ingredient, too.
How-To (DIY stuff)
Of all the things I hunt, fish or forage for, nothing requires as much effort as shelling black walnuts. But it’s worth it. Black walnuts are to regular walnuts as a diamond is to cubic zirconium.
Think you can imagine the thrill of unearthing a truffle? Sorry, but you can’t. Not unless you’ve panned for gold. Or dug diamonds. It’s the same feeling, complete with the whiff of rapacious greed…
It’s been another year of learning and experimenting on the acorn front, and the more I learn, the more I love working with “oak nuts.”
I went to Marin County in search of huckleberries. I left with a full huckle bucket, but also something I’d never seen before: Salal berries. It pays to keep your eyes open.
The high Sierra, or really any Western mountain range, is a treasure trove of summer berries. We recently found four different kinds on one trip.
I’ve been on a wild berry rampage this month. This will be the first of three berry posts, starting with picking elderberries and blackberries here in the Central Valley.
If you live on the West Coast, you’ve seen the stunning, red-barked shrub called manzanita. But I bet you did not know the berries make a delicious cider…