Pokeberry Ink

Fermented pokeberry ink with a stick pen: 2013-09-07 Recently I’ve been trying to identify berries that I see around the area. Pokeweed is common, including a large plant growing on […]

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Misc Foraging

Apples Apples are everywhere right now. They make great cider. In this case I’m using ugly apples that I wouldn’t necessarily want to eat. I rinse them, scrub away most […]

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3 Mushroom Stroganoff

Harvest season is here, what a great time of year! Today we enjoyed Three Mushroom Stroganoff with fresh pressed grape and apple cider. I used this recipe, with some modifications […]

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Purslane

I have been casually eyeing some plants in the backyard that look like the edible purslane. It turns out that there are actually two different plants growing next to each […]

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Black Raspberries

I have a ridiculously short and easy commute into work, a little over two miles. I usually try to ride my bike this time of year. I have ridden past […]

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Yew Berries

A friend recently pointed out that most pine needs are edible and can be used to make tea or chewed. I’m not sure about all the details, but one particular […]

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Tomatillos

A big tomatillo plant is growing out from under a bush in a flower bed in the yard. Did a salsa jar explode back there and nobody told me? They […]

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Clay Pots

A friend has been talking about┬ásurvival camping lately, and brought up the question of how you could do something as simple as boil water if you didn’t have a pot? […]

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Hudson River Herring

Today I looked into some questions regarding herring in the Hudson River. Is it legal to catch herring for bait just below the Troy dam? Yes. Possession of the proper […]

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