Wild Fermentation 101

The High Country's Fermentation Queen: Rashell Fall

Today was another Wild Blessings class here on my mountain top.  Rashell Fall, a veteran wild foodist and fermentation expert, was our teacher.  Rashells meads are reknown in these parts!  In no time at all Rashell had turned my kitchen into a chemistry lab.  Siphons and corks, and bottles, and fizzing bubbling brews danced in their jars. [Read more…]

Italian Wild Foods Feast Update

Foraging With my Faithful Collies

Tuesday afternoon I went shopping for some last minute wild ingredients for my wild food feast.  As I circumnavigated the pasture followed by my collies, Chippy and Skipper, I filled my baskets with many wild blessings!  Red Clover blossoms captured at the peak of their energy before the bees found em…. YUM!  Burdock stems upholding their fabulous elephant ear ruffled leaves are the latest surprise delicacy to my foragers plate, Milkweed pods in their cheese stage, Goldenrod for a blood cleansing tea, Queen Anne’s Lace flowers for fried chips and salad decor, Maple tree whirly gigs, Evening Primrose flowers and fruits…. and WILD GRAPES in crazy perfusion hanging just out of reach but not quite ripe. [Read more…]