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See what I see, Wild edibles


Plants nourish our bodies and our minds. They feed us and heal us. Once you start to identify the different species of plants, that "wall of green" disappears. Jeruselem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) Black cherry (Prunus serotina) Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) Blue vervain (Verbena hastata) During a short walk down the road… Continue reading Flora

Breakfast, Wild edibles

Acorn Waffles

The three of us picked acorns last fall under the thinning leaves of a red oak. We made sure to leave behind the ones with holes, cracks or stains. We placed them on a tray in a single layer by the woodstove to dry. And even though we were careful with our selection, a few… Continue reading Acorn Waffles

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There's something special about September in New England. The days are cooler but the sun still brings warmth. Flowers still bloom. Wishes can still be made. There's a golden hue to the sun filtering in through the windows and splashing across the hardwood. It's still warm enough for strawberries. But cool enough for fires in… Continue reading September

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Summer Days

Here it is, the last day of August. We've enjoyed these summer days. Backyard fires, complete with roasted marshmallows, Mornings in bed, Walks in milkweed meadows, Foraging forays, Beach days, Family love, Treks on backyard trails, Cloud watching, Rock hopping, Garden growing, Wetland walks, Warm sunrises, Lounging, And a deep appreciation for each one of… Continue reading Summer Days

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The Woods

When I was a kid I would wander the woods in back of my grandparent's house for hours by myself. I'd pretend I lived out there among the hardwoods, the maples and oaks. Now, I have two amazing souls to wander with me. The sun was shining down on us today as we immersed ourselves… Continue reading The Woods

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Change, the only constant

Heart-shaped, fluffy white clouds in the blue sky. Purple and pink sky in the morning. A sure sign of an oncoming storm. Snow can change the landscape dramatically. And it sure is fun to play in. Peaking through the hemlock boughs as Ethan prepares to sled down the big hill. Have you ever browned butter?… Continue reading Change, the only constant

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New Year

Each year goes by faster than the one before.  Just like everyone else, I'm finding my way. We celebrated my birthday a few weeks ago. I've been on this planet for thirty-five years. We finally had some snow. I spy Ethan. Do you? This is our bedroom window on a cold winter's morning. I'm in… Continue reading New Year

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November in New England

It's November in New England, a very special month for my family. My son's twelfth birthday is in a few days and the day after that marks sixteen years of marital bliss for Thomas and I. The love I have for these guys is inexplicable, more than I could ever put into words. November is the month… Continue reading November in New England

Drinks, Wild edibles

Pine Needle Tea

Pine trees in New England are ubiquitous. Did you know that all parts of a pine tree are edible? Here we are using the needles to brew a tea that is rich in vitamin C. First, make sure you are harvesting from a true pine tree, gather in a place free from pollution and take… Continue reading Pine Needle Tea