This year has been a rollercoaster, hasn’t it? The weather (cold, wet, stupid hot, humid, no rain, RAIN!! in the same week?!) has been all over the place. COVID continues to ravage the land. The early pandemic shortages have largely ended, though global supply chains are still experiencing difficulties. There are also more people than…
DIY Small Batch Maple Syrup
An easy way to make small batch maple syrup in your kitchen with no specialty equipment, other than tree taps! Use what you already have to make small batches of maple, or other tree syrups for self sufficiency.
Puffball mushroom recipe- Lycoperdon scrambled eggs.
an easy recipe using foraged common puffball mushrooms and local ingredients. A delicious meal ready in minutes with great mushroom flavor.
Edible Puffball Mushrooms: Lycoperdon pyreform & perlatum
Recognize the prolific and often under appreciated common puffballs Lycoperdon perlatum and Lycoperdon pyreform. Learn how to harvest, process, and prepare these delicious little pops of great mushroom flavor!
Knitted Wool Hats: A basic tutorial for knitting in the round.
A free, easy hat knitting pattern to allow for creativity as well as functionality. This knit in the round technique explains how to create different crown shapes while using the same basic structure.
Oyster Mushroom Stock- Pleurotus ostreatus
A delicious recipe that turns tough, inedible oyster mushroom stems into a flavorful stock, that also leaves the stems tender enough to eat. No more oyster mushroom waste. This recipe is also vegan.
Elderberry Jam recipe- 12 calories and 5 carbs a teaspoon!
A recipe for a low sugar elderberry jam that has 12 calories and 5 carbs per teaspoon.
Zucchini Blondie with Einkorn Ancient Grain Flour
A zucchini blondie recipe using Einkorn ancient grain flour. A new way to use your late summer zucchini, this recipe makes a moist, gooey blondie excellent for a warm desert. Easily converted to vegan!!
Giant Puffball, Calvatia gigante- August or September mushroom
The giant puffballs, Calatrava gigante
Southern Style Sumac Sweet “Tea”- Rhus typhina
make a refreshing Southern style sweet tea using Staghorn or smooth sumac fruit. Rhus typhina or Rhus glabra make a wonderful vitamin C, and antioxidants rich, caffeine free beverage. Perfect for summer evenings!
Sumac Spiced Apples
Apples in a delicious spiced sumac syrup for canning.
Sumac Lemonade- Rhus typhina, a late summer treat.
An easy method to make cold process sumac lemonade, a high vitamin c natural plant product that is refreshing when served cold in the hot summer months.
August Foraging- Lambsquarters, or Chenopods
Learn to identify, harvest and use a highly nutritious plant commonly called lambsquarters or goosefoot. Closely related to quinoa, this high protein plant is a nutritious powerhouse!
Trout Fishing Equipment Project
A super easy DIY project to keep your fishing gear displayed and tidy.
Mending Birkenstock Sandals-
Embracing the age old mindset of mending rather than discarding in a new medium for me; shoes!