A new entry into the foraging app family, RipeNearMe allows users to not only find food ripe for the picking, but also to share, trade, or sell it.
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Got wild garlic nearby? Don’t get rid of it; cook with it! Here are 9 recipes we’ve found using various species of this versatile plant.
The art of foraging goes back to our hunter-gatherer days, but most of us don’t spend much time any more walking the neighborhood looking for edible weeds and fruit trees. That’s changing, though, as many try to simplify and take advantage of food that’s available for the taking in our yards, parks, and other green […]
Already planning for Spring foraging? Dandelions are hardy and versatile; once you pick a mess of ’em, here are seven ideas for cooking.
Eating stinging nettles – doesn’t that hurt? No, and furthermore, this “weed” is incredibly versatile… you can use it for traditional soups and tea, or recipes from a wide variety of culinary traditions.
Spring is the season to welcome new growth, longer days, and lots and lots of sprouting green stuff. But wouldn’t it be great to actually be able to identify all of that new plant life in your neighborhood? And wouldn’t it be even better to be able to pick out those plants that are actually […]
While July 2008 looked relatively normal in terms of Fourth of July celebrations and hot weather, $4 per gallon gas put a damper on that other summertime staple: the family road trip. As you might imagine, we had a lot to say about that gas thing… but didn’t take a vacation from covering a wide […]
When autumn, lovely autumn, swings round these here parts once again, so many things start to fall: leaves, acorns, pine cones, temperatures, humidity levels… Although spring and summer get the most credit as seasons for bountiful harvests, autumn has its bounty, too. Amongst nature’s many freely offered wild edibles, we finicky humans have overlooked a […]
For this Fourth of July, I chose to celebrate a day of independence by stressing out to prepare for a holiday party, nor by figuring out which fireworks show to go to, nor by basking in the presence of President Bush during his visit to Monticello here in Charlottesville. No, for this Fourth of July, […]