Tag Archives: wild edible food

Chanterelle Mushrooms!

One of the good things about this very rainy spring and summer was the astounding variety of mushrooms sprouting in the woods. My favorite summer mushroom is the chanterelle – an orange-apricot colored fungus. We harvested several colanders full of … Continue reading

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Pawpaw Harvest

What is a pawpaw? a. someone’s grandpa b. a tropical fruit better known as papaya c. a fruit that grows wild at least as far North as Virginia and West Virginia? Actually – all of the above! I have been … Continue reading

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Canyon Memories (2): Wild Cactus

My previous post introduced the reader to Canyon de Chelly and some of its cultural riches. In this post, I am featuring the amazing wild cacti growing all over the place. In fact, if you don’t watch your step (easily … Continue reading

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