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  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!  

spruce tips (yossy arefi)-6

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 […]


Its the dead of winter and we love this seasonal not too sweet ice cream created by Miro, pastry chef at Gramercy Tavern who was […]


The Japanese say that walking in an evergreen forest and “taking in the atmosphere” (shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing trip”) is therapeutic for the health and […]

planning for spring: natural spaces

The birds are all over the winter seedheads in our meadow and prefer the seeds to anything we put in the bird feeder. But if […]

cauliflower soup and juniper berries dish

We use eastern red cedar berries (juniperus virginiana) in this nutty and woodsy reminder of white winter days. They are sweeter than the usual commercial […]