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Locavore Salad

organic locavore salad

Organic locavore salad with tahini miso dressing. YUM! Local goat feta, fried wild chicken of the woods mushrooms, which I found in the woods behind my home. The fresh lemon basil herbs, nasturtiums and borage edible flowers came from my garden. Grateful for a such a local, seasonal, quick and easy feast! Continue reading

Wild Mushroom Foraging

chicken of the woods mushroom deep in the forest

Learning to hunt for edible wild mushrooms was an education that rewarded my adventurous spirit. It began one autumn day a few years ago when I and a few other interested locals explored the woods with three mushroom experts. One by one, we brought our finds to the guides, who carefully examined them before giving us mostly the thumbs down sign. We were, however, advised to hold onto the rejects and study them for the purposes of identifying them again and again.

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