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Nutritious culinary and healing recipes collected from the North American garden, orchard, forest, river and ocean

Archive for the month “December, 2014”

Angler’s Chop Salad

photo (2)Catching a trout is a right of passage for anyone growing up in the Northwest. Like salmon, they are delicious fresh as well as smoked. Whether you catch fish yourself, buy at the market, or have an angler friend there is no doubt that fish is easy to acquire in the Northwest. Read more…


Four Simple Salad Dressings

photoHomemade salad dressings are easy to make, fresh, and taste great on any garden or wild greens.  These four should cover just about any need that arises. My recipe serves about 4 side salad portions. The 2-to-1 vinegar and olive oil makes very it easy to make larger batches. The step of adding hot water to the salt sounds unnecessary but believe me, it will make your dressing pop!

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Wild Rose Immune Boosting Tea

wildroseThe summer flowers of the rambling rose are appreciated but as the petals fall, the plant is mostly forgotten and a great opportunity is often missed as the rose hip (the fruit of the wild rose) emerges in fall and usually persists on the plant well into the winter. The rose hip is an excellent source of vitamin C and can be dried and stored for long term use. Read more…

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