One woman's adventures foraging the world.

Morels

Morel-less for Mother’s Day

Morel-less for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day when I finally arrive in Benzie County and I have nothing but a handful of leeks to show for it. Every forest I’ve stepped into has been bone dry, save for Waterloo at the southern end of the state. Hunting what the […]

New Jersey Morels: Take Two

New Jersey Morels: Take Two

Why let a little rain stop me? On the first Sunday in May I bundle up and head out. It’s probably still early in the season, but I’m dying to get out, so I grab my raincoat and head southeast. My plan had been to […]

A Single Mushroom Grows in Wine Country

A Single Mushroom Grows in Wine Country

Every time I’m in Walla Walla in the spring I press my foraging friends into taking me out into the woods. This April was no different. It’s cold when I arrive at John and Mary’s house early on a Tuesday morning, but I’m glad to see […]

In Search of Southern Comforts

In Search of Southern Comforts

It’s too early for morels, probably too dry, too, but I headed to Virginia last week looking for my favorite springtime wild edible anyway. Actually, that’s not true. I went south to learn about Virginia wines and to attend the Virginia Wine Summit, but that gave me an […]