Category: Everyday Wild Posts

Fall Wild Feast

Share… Fall Native Foods   The fall brings an abundance of native food and beverages from our beloved gardens. As regular vegetable gardens start to wind down, many of the native plants begin producing.   One of my favorite foods to gather with my family is Oak nuts (Acorns). All species of Quercus have edible […]

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Edible Wild Blossoms

Share…With all the health advice out there, how come no one has told us we need to eat more flowers? I think nibbling on the sweet blossoms of spring has to be good for the mind & body. What is the color of a Redbud’s flowers- fuchsia – magenta? I’m astounded by it each spring, […]

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DIY – Doug Fir Soda

Share…Douglas Fir is one of my favorites for vitamin-c rich tea, sorbet or probiotic soda. Use the needles year round, but for the highest content of Vitamin C, harvest the¬†bright green tips in late winter or early spring. This 4-minute film shows how to make your own sparkling Douglas Fir soda, wonderful for the digestion […]

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Winter Foods in the Woods

Share…It seems as if the cold of winter brings with it a lack of fresh foods. But there are many choices still available in the woods. Here are a few of my favorite wild winter foods. 1) Toyon Berries: With bright red berries signaling the approach of the holidays, Toyon berries are certainly a beautiful, […]

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How to Make Oak Nut (Acorn) Flour

Share…Seasoning Acorns Acorns represent Just like a fine wine, acorns are better when aged. According to Maidu Indian knowledge, acorns should be cured for approximately a year before leaching. This can be done by keeping them in a dry, well-ventilated basket and shaking them at least once a month to rotate the acorns. Curing dries […]

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