wild food recipes

The Acorn Files ~ Tacos

The Acorn Files ~ Tacos

This acorn recipe differs from most in that the acorns are processed using the hot leaching method. Although this technique requires a bit more energy, the end results are the ability to use the acorn as a nut, not a flour, which is a result of cold leaching. 

The Acorn Files ~ Skillet Bread

The Acorn Files ~ Skillet Bread

This past fall, I ran the How To Eat An Acorn with Daniel Vitalis. While creating the course, I found myself so inspired to create a variety of uses for this noble fruit of the oak tree. One of the recipes I put together was a simple skillet bread, which basically was an adaptation to my Fluffy Cornbread recipe you can find here on the blog. 

Nettle Butter

Nettle Butter

Vibrantly green stinging nettles are a perfect match for golden yellow butter! Now that the snow is a distant memory and the growing season is well underway, I am now continuously provided with a lovely assortment of ingredients to add to my repertoire. Nettles, which are proudly my favorite leafy green, is taking on many shapes and forms in my kitchen. From gnocchi to falafels, these stinging greens make their way onto my dinner table every few days.

Seared Scallops with Citrus Spinach Salad

Seared Scallops with Citrus Spinach Salad

Scallops are sweet and succulent and are best served lightly cooked or marinated "ceviche" style. The recipe below incorporates crisp raw vegetables, salty miso, and sweet/tart oranges for a well balanced dish that is light and refreshing, yet totally satiating. 

3 Wild Foods to Eat this Spring

3 Wild Foods to Eat this Spring

As I anxiously await a visual of bare ground, I can't help but think of all the new ways I want to use the first few edible plants that will soon be available. A seasonal favorite, nettle chimichurri is a welcomed addition to our dinner table as well as fresh dandelion greens, which in the early part of spring, lack the intense bitterness that comes later in the season.

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.