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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Cider

Types of Cider Sweet Cider: Straight from the press (blender) Cider Soda: During active fermentation, the cider is fizzy, some of the sweetness is taken away due to mild fermentation, […]

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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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Berkely’s Polypore

Over the period of 17 days, this little bud of a mushroom: grew into this behemoth: This is Berkely’s Polypore. I saw one growing in the area last year, a […]

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