One woman's adventures foraging the world.

Hen of the Woods

Reflections on Eating Bugs (and Drinking Them, Too)

Reflections on Eating Bugs (and Drinking Them, Too)

Just a few weeks ago, in my story about finding my first Hen of the Woods, I wrote about not eating bugs. I’d be remiss to mention, however, that I actually have been eating bugs recently. In fact, I wrote an article on edible insects—on both drinking […]

My History with Hen of the Woods: How the Maitake First Bested Me

My History with Hen of the Woods: How the Maitake First Bested Me

About this time last year, I thought my foraging season was coming to an end. Still acclimating to the East Coast, I’d missed most of the Chanterelle season, hadn’t found my own hunting grounds, and by the beginning of October, the Chanterelles that had been […]