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Yes this summer is turning out to be a scorcher. For the last three weeks its been so hot that by midday we and the […]

A young chef in Brooklyn who we were delivering this plant to, had questions about calling it knotweed:  ” Its not….weed but what is it?” […]

We always load up on lemony tasting American wild sumac spice in the fall (see link on how we forage and making spice) so that […]


Last month we gathered shagbark hickory nuts in abundance, and now that the leaves have fallen, the trees stand as silent wooden sentinels in a silvery grey […]

  Thanks to Dr. Lena Strewe of Rutgers University, Director of the Chrysler Herbarium, in New Jersey, the entire pamphlet is free and available to […]

Gluten free whole grain, millet is a common grain in Asia and Africa. Foxtail millet is a weed here!  

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We picked about 90 pounds of these tips this season and things are still carrying on to the north of us! Here is another blog […]

This is the first of a series of seasonal foraging tips and recipes I am writing for the popular and beautiful Food52 blog. This spring has […]


It’s grey and bleak outside, with the morning chill lingering over from still frosty nights. But by midday the sun’s rays feel warmer, and the […]


Winter is dragging on by now. Everyone at the post office today was grumbling about how sick they are of storms, snow, and ice. So […]