Puffballs are Edible, What?!

I get this question a lot. Puffballs, the round blobs on the front lawn, you know the ones…. that when left become dark, brittle and then “poof” into blackish smoke-like dust. Yes, those blobs are edible mushrooms. BUT and I do mean a BIG but, you must cut open each and everyone to be absolutely … Continue Reading

Weekly Inspiration

Drying mushrooms doesn’t have to be scary! Mushrooms are one of the easiest foods to preserve. 1. First go out and pick your mushrooms! We … Continue Reading

How To Make Chocolate Mint Extract

Chocolate + Mint + alcohol = Chocolate Mint Extract. How does that sound? Simply delicious! Cookies and Holiday baking are months away but I am trying to think ahead this year. Each Christmas I decide to make something different whether it be hazelnut cookies, chocolate truffles or mint chocolate brownies…then I check the spices and … Continue Reading

Intern Adventures!

This is my 3rd year of having interns help me out with planting, harvesting, product making, foraging and more. Early Spring garden planted… We also go on fun adventures! You never know what we will be doing…it all depends on what is growing and who calls me to come harvest an abundance of something. This … Continue Reading

Spring Already?

I kept waiting for it…Winter. Not that I like the cold or anything but during Winter I get to catch up on paperwork – ugghhh taxes and stuff. Renewing licenses, certificates, adding all of my receipts and planning for the new year always happens in February. When it is cold outside it is much easier … Continue Reading

Superfoods for Breakfast

This morning I am baking a few loaves of bread for preorders and the loaves are all rising on top of my stove. I wanted to make an omelet but cannot, there is no space on the stovetop! I remembered making some egg cups recently in the oven and thought, “Yes, breakfast!” Not just any … Continue Reading

Breakfast of Champions

What is YOUR Breakfast of Champions? Cheerios, Wheaties, donuts or a good well balanced meal? Hopefully you answered the last option. 🙂 My favorite is eggs and kale or a variation of that with whatever I have in the fridge or the pantry. ANYTHING can be put into an egg dish to make a nutritious, … Continue Reading

Medicinal & Edible Benefits of Hibiscus

The colors of Fall are beautiful with the trees changing into an array of yellow, red, gold, orange and brown. You don’t expect to see many plants producing as you do in the Summer. There are some exceptions of course. The beautiful Hibiscus Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), with its ruby red calyces and deep burgandy stems. After … Continue Reading

Celebrating 50 Years!

I am celebrating 50 years….born 50 years ago in 1966! Holy moly how did THAT happen? For the last month, I have been dreading turning 50, thinking I will be an ancient, old lady. 😀 I mean really, 50 – a half-of-a-century.  This week I had the realization that it is always better to celebrate … Continue Reading

Benefits of Shiso (Perilla frutescens)

I love to use medicinal herbs as food in the most delicious recipes. This one is definitely a keeper!