Prickly Pear Juice

How to make prickly pear juice, known in Mexico as agua de tuna. How to juice a prickly pear without getting the spines in your hand!

Pan-Seared Woodcock

A simple woodcock recipe you can do in a pan. Serve this with wild rice, roasted mushrooms and Brussels sprouts.

How to Cook Nopales

Nopales, prickly pear cactus paddles, are delicious, but you need to know some tricks to cook nopales without slime.

How to Clean Nopales

How to clean nopales, prickly pear cactus paddles. Step by step instructions, with a video, on how to remove spines from nopales.

Nopales en Escabeche

A recipe for nopales en escabeche, pickled nopales from Mexico. Prickly pear cactus pads, diced and piickled with jalapenos, carrots and onions.

Fireweed Tea

Fireweed tea is a fermented, black tea like store-bought, only made from the leaves of fireweed, Chamaenerion angustifolium.

Fancy Pigeon

A band-tailed pigeon recipe that uses ingredients from where these game birds live. Acorn spatzle, a pigeon jus, pine nuts and various pickled fruits.

Pickled Blueberries

Pickled blueberries - blueberries or huckleberries (or really any small berry) preserved in a semi-sweet vinegar. Use them alongside meat or poultry.