As my boys get older, I am teaching them my love of wild foraging. It goes with our mindset on urban homesteading. This lovely lake sits in the middle of town and with our rail to trail, we can walk out our yard and to it. When the clouds lift, the view of Mount Rainier… Continue reading Foraging For Sweetness
A person on a local Facebook group had asked about fruit tree ID on a section of a local rail to trail, so I figured...why not go see! Got us out of the house and a hike all in one. We set off from Maple Valley (here in Washington) on the Cedar River Trail, towards… Continue reading Foraging on Rail to Trails
I came across a copy of a few years back Northwestern Wild Berries, at a library book sale. Foraging is one reason I love hiking. I don't take a lot, here and there I'll take a berry as I walk along. It is overall simple to know what one is picking - if they are… Continue reading Books: Northwestern Wild Berries
In the current issue of Washington Trails (September/October 2010) the theme was all about foraging and included a Foraging Article on it, including recipes as well from Langdon Cook. Our column, Trail Eats, featured two recipes that involved foraging. We added the Blackberry Green Beans recently: We have more up on Trail Cooking foraging for… Continue reading New Recipes Added: Foraging!
Last Saturday while hiking my eyes caught a glimpse of red and then black in the shadows along the trail: Photo © Kirk Kirkconnell. In the Pacific Northwest all too often one sees the invasive Himalayan Blackberry crawling and engulfing everything. It grows fast and strong, crowding out everything else. I am not a big fan… Continue reading The First Ripe Berries of Summer