wild food

Lamb's Quarter-Raisin Chutney

Lamb's Quarter-Raisin Chutney

The abundance of greens in the garden make the perfect base for different variations on pesto, chimichurri, and as the recipe below, chutneys. While most gardeners or farmers pull the weeds, making room for better known leafy greens like spinach, chard, and kale, I like to allow some wild greens to take off and do their thing. We have a good exchange :) 

Acorn Brownies

Acorn Brownies

Acorns are a forgotten food. What was once a vital component of hunter gatherer people, is now simply a festive fall decoration, or worse, a nut that scatterers across well kept yards, pissing off folks trying hard to keep their lawns pristine.

Fiddlehead + Tomato Salad

Fiddlehead + Tomato Salad

This simple side dish merges the flavors of the Mediterranean with one of my favorite spring vegetables, the fiddlehead fern. Having guests over, I felt this would be the perfect side to accompany my yearly tradition of making nettle falafels. Along with cucumber raita, this combined for a glorious spring dinner, shared with loved ones under a clear spring sky.