Foraging & Cooking with Ornamental Purple Plum Blossom: Spring Floral Confections! – Gather Victoria

The following creations will give you some inspiration on the different ways you can use plum blossom. They may or may not make it into the final collection spring recipes (and will still undergo some finishing) but here are a few of my experiments so far… I use fresh blossoms immediately and store a few … Continue reading Foraging & Cooking with Ornamental Purple Plum Blossom: Spring Floral Confections! – Gather Victoria

Indefinitely Wild; Foraging Wild Strawberries

Once abundant, wild strawberries provided helpful medicine to Native Americans and early settlers. Picture it; An abandoned field of wild strawberries, ripe and shimmering under a bright June sun. The field is isolated, bounded on three sides by leafy, benevolent hardwoods. A light breeze moves gently through the leaves and sparse grasses. A Berry in … Continue reading Indefinitely Wild; Foraging Wild Strawberries

Foraging for Fiddleheads {Well, Sort Of}

After a long winter, we delight in those emerging specks of green that mark the start of the growing season. The air might still carry a chill, but that doesn't deter us from heading to the farmer's market to catch the first glimpses of fresh, local produce. Among the baskets of root vegetables and early … Continue reading Foraging for Fiddleheads {Well, Sort Of}

Gather’s Guide To Ethical & Sustainable Wildcrafting: Community Supported Foraging – gather

One of the greatest concerns about the growth of the wild food movement is that hordes of foragers will descend on the wilds, trampling delicate ecosystems while over harvesting native plants etc. … Source: Gather’s Guide To Ethical & Sustainable Wildcrafting: Community Supported Foraging – gather

Thistle Soup Recipe

This Thistle Soup Recipe is made using edible food from the wild. Make thistle soup by chopping (scissoring would be a better word since an old pair of shears is the best thing I've found for cutting up green plants) a pan of thistles. Push them down in the pan and add just enough water … Continue reading Thistle Soup Recipe