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

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Rustic Cran-Pear & Acorn Muffins

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Fall and holiday flavors may just be the most distinctive and cherished of all the seasons. Here, some of the usual holiday ingredients combined with one you probably have not used before, the earthy acorn flour, which grounds these lively flavors and ties them together for something old world unique. Read more…

LOX

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If you love the beautiful and delicious flesh of wild salmon this is a great way to savor it. Fish has been prepared with salt for centuries in a similar fashion; the salt quickly cures the meat. This is one of the world’s oldest recipes. Read more…

Chanterelle Forest Floor Chow

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This buttery tasting mushroom is one of nature’s absolute best offerings. Of course they taste even more buttery when I add butter to them.  Hey, butter is good for you as long as eat the right kind, organic grass fed butter or Ghee. Read more…

Lost in the Woods Tea

woodstea4So you found that your hike has taken a wrong turn, maybe even a few wrong turns. Well, it doesn’t hurt to have a few tricks up your sleeve to try and stay well and energetic in case such a thing were to happen. And don’t feel embarrassed as this kinda thing happens to the best of us. Most importantly you will hopefully have water or be able to find a water source. Read more…

Rose City Salad

Rose petp12als are edible and each variety has a unique sweet aromatic flavor which taste not exactly like, but similar to a strawberry. The different varieties (colors) have variances in flavor and aromatics with the dark side of the spectrum generally being the more intense.  Read more…

Nettle Bisque and Herbal Tea

nettlebisqueOne of the very best foraging greens is the stinging nettle. If you consider yourself a foodie you have to try this ingredient. It has a very unique essence, and unique in a good way. Its culinary use fits in somewhere between a salad green and an herb. Read more…

Dandelion Root Detox Tea

Thdand1e Dandelion is used as an herbal remedy in European, Ayurvedic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and oh yeah, its also a lawn weed.  The roots, leaves and flowers are all edible and very healthy, containing vitamins A, C, Potassium, Iron and Zinc, in much denser proportions than any other leafy green. Read more…

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