Category Archives: Foraging

Oven-Roasted Coturnix Quail with Farro, and Cucumber Salad

Contains:  Gluten, if you use farro.  Is:  Cooking from Home Grown. You can substitute the farro (an ancient grain) with quinoa or rice, to make this dish gluten-free.  Or with potatoes to make it Paleo and Whole30 instead.  Another veggie … Continue reading

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Appetizer: Soft Shelled Crab & Ramps, with Za’atar Seasoning

Contains:  Seafood (shellfish), some nightshade in the seasoning.  Is:  Quick and easy, gluten-free, Whole30, paleo, keto.   You can learn more about soft-shelled crabs in a future post (for another online food challenge — which I will link to on the … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Time – Stage 2, Sap into Syrup for Beginners & Small Scale Tapping

During this first year, I’ve learned most maple syrup folks decide to boil down their sap outdoors, or in dedicated sugar houses/huts.  This should be done at the outset – the humidity released is not really good at these levels … Continue reading

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Be Fruit-Full: Maintaining Blueberry Grove

A Note You can follow moments of my homesteading “journey” if you click the “Journal 2019” tab at the top of this page.  Even if you’ve subscribed here, my updating that page isn’t going to send you automatic e-mail updates.  … Continue reading

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Nature’s Goodies: Onion Grass

This is first in a series of posts about things appearing wild in my yard.  I’m hoping to track down more that I may not yet recognize, but as I go along, here they will be. Onion grass is indeed … Continue reading

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Wild Raspberry Season

For breakfast: Raspberries, ad libitum. Simple recipe:  Go out into the back yard, where wild raspberries have taken over segments, and look for brilliantly-red fruits.  Pluck and eat. If you don’t bring them into the house, you don’t have to … Continue reading

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Laurel Ridge Farm Day

Early in the day last Saturday, I hung out with my compatriots at our Herb Study Group over our topic of “Foraging”, and I supplied the willing and unwilling with ideas for how to cook up Squirrel.  (It was a … Continue reading

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Spring Foraging in the New England Back Yard

I’d call this living off the fat of the land, but I haven’t been able to procure any of the wild turkeys or white-tailed deer that sometimes roam past.  For one, I’m too close to neighbors to be shooting off … Continue reading

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First Cookbooks – A First O’ the Month Special

For the first of each month, I’m going to try to do something special, mostly centered around books.  Although this time it’s cookbooks, it won’t necessarily be cookbooks.  Might be memoirs with food as an element; might be fiction with … Continue reading

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