Category: Winter Blog Posts

Why I walk in Winter

Share…Why I walk in winter I’m not someone who enjoys cold weather. I tend to prefer watching winter through the window, as I sit reading a book by a warm fire. Nevertheless, the sad look on my dog’s face usually gets me to step outdoors into the brisk winter air. What I discover in the […]

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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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Salmon – Yurok Style

Share…During my February class at Soil Born Farm, I served some smoked salmon, given to me by Thomas Dunklin, who has learned to prepare salmon according to Yurok tradition. Many of the class participants fell in love with the taste of the salmon and asked for the recipe. Dunklin’s favorite salmon ingredients are “salmon, salt, […]

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Toyon Cider

Share…This is the last chance this winter to gather Toyon to make into a spice or a cider. Dry the berries near a heat source or on a cookie sheet in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes. As a cider (toyon tang!): Cover approximately 2 cups berries with 6 cups berries. Bring […]

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