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Chicago is food.

So, do you know how Chicago got it’s name?  The Indian word “Shikako”‘ or “skunk place” is recognized as the origin of the name “Chicago”, this name having reference to some native wild onion. 76 more words

365 Day Project

Garden as Teacher

Yesterday I spent a few hours in the secret garden that is my backyard. A week before I cleared a square of space in a raised bed behind an ivy covered arch while sitting on a wire fence that had fallen. 837 more words


As raw as it gets-foraging for wild scallions-rethink your weeds!

Everyone has a favorite teacher they remember. I still keep in touch with mine. She was my college math teacher and a credit to her profession. 412 more words


Fermented vegetables #2: wild onions

A brief note: I first drafted this blog entry in May 2015, though the posting of it comes in August 2015. Its been a busy time for me and the blog seems to be the first thing that goes in the general triage of life. 692 more words


Ramping Around: Foraging with Chef Doug

Last week some of our staff members took to the forests of Vermont to harvest ramps. Found in the spring, ramps are wild onions that look similar to scallions or leeks and taste like a spicy garlicky onion.  245 more words

Hotel Vermont

War on Weeds

From January onward weeds sprout and grow here with a vengeance. By spring they are in full attack mode. They grow everywhere not covered in concrete. 579 more words


Foraging for our Food

The Northwest Coast is an incredibly rich environment. Between wild edibles and the bounty from the sea, I don’t think you can starve on this amazing coastline. 360 more words

Wild Foods