I love ice creams. They are my main weakness when it comes to sweets, and I specialize in weird ice creams — herbs like yerba buena and fruits like this elderberry ice cream. Elderberries live in most states, and are ripe from June to September, depending on where you live. Only use ripe berries, as
Edible Wild Plants
Recipes and harvesting guides for a variety of edible wild plants and mushrooms. You'll find step by step guides on how to gather edible wild plants safely, and then recipes on how to cook them once you've gathered them.
Ever eat a tree? I know, I sound like Euell Gibbons. But really, you can eat the fresh growing tips of spruce or fir trees in any number of ways. My favorite is a simple spruce tip syrup. Spruce tip syrup smells like a pine forest, tastes a little citrusy — moreso if you add
Blackberry panna cotta is a joy of summer, and can be made in several different ways that I’ll go through here. A traditional blackberry panna cotta would actually be a vanilla panna cotta with blackberry syrup and fresh or macerated blackberries on top, as in the picture. I prefer to infuse the blackberries in the
A basic spinach spaetzle recipe that can be modified for any green leafy vegetable or herb you want to use, from nettles to parsley.
Asian style scallion pancakes — really flatbreads — are super easy to make and are a dangerously addicting snack.
I started making mushroom ravioli many years ago, when I began seriously hunting mushrooms. These little parcels of love pack a ton of flavor, and are best served simply, with an herb or two, maybe some additional fresh mushrooms, and lots of butter or good olive oil. You’ll notice the pasta is brown. That’s because
A classic Polish hunter’s stew using whatever meats you have handy, from wild game to chicken and pork.
This is a simple hen of the woods recipe where you slice the mushroom in big ‘steaks,’ then sear it under a weight.