Food Finds · Foraging · Local Adventures

Whidbey Island Foraging

To walk in a park, or on a trail...or well, even the back of parking lot, there is some much free food to enjoy on Whidbey Island, which sits in the Salish Sea in Washington State, just below the San Juan Islands, at the entrance to the Puget Sound. Whidbey Island is the largest island… Continue reading Whidbey Island Foraging

Book Reviews · Foraging

Review: The Foraging Course

Over the years I have taken a number of course from The Herbal Academy for my herbalism work I do with our homestead. This Fall I took a new class, The Foraging Course, from them, this one is focused on the outdoors. Just in time to go explore the woods and do some (gentle) foraging… Continue reading Review: The Foraging Course


Fall Foraging

There is nothing quite like as the summer smoke clears, the first rains come, then the sun returns. The Evergreen Huckleberries are ready to be harvested in the woods until the nights get too cold. The forest gives in the Pacific Northwest in the lowlands, above the Salish Sea. The Salal tries for its last… Continue reading Fall Foraging

Foraging · Trail Cooking

Foraging For Nettles

As Spring returns to the Pacific Northwest, one of the first signs is Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) coming up in damp areas. On our land, we see them first in the draw that goes into our well head. We get some amazing nettles there. These grow low to the ground and are typically lush and… Continue reading Foraging For Nettles


Dandelion Muffins

Wildcrafting and foraging are an addicting hobby, and if you want to start your hand at it, picking Dandelion flowers is very easy. They are simple to identify, and so easy to source (and no worries about picking too many either!) Dandelion Muffins are a tasty way to enjoy them, and to get others to… Continue reading Dandelion Muffins