Tag Archives: foraging

What’s Wild, Yellow, and Smells of Apricots?

Behold the chanterelle, golden and elegant.  A mysterious fungus that sends mushroom hunters and slugs alike on a hunt through the duff of oak groves and hemlock stands, fending off mosquitos that hang and whine in the muggy July air. Culinarily, there is nothing like a freshly picked golden chanterelle. The bruised tonnage that reaches New […]

Collecting Wild Rose Petals and Making Lassi

It was a few years ago, while ambling along the back roads of Mount Desert Island, that I stumbled upon an estate sale of a florist that had closed it’s doors decades earlier. The shop was housed in a tiny one-room building beside a residence and appeared like it was relegated to the status of a junk drawer for the […]