Autumn olive: foraging for autumnberries

Autumnberries in bowl (640x485)

Until recently, few people were aware that the berries of autumn olive, Elaeagnus umbellata, are edible. But the secret is out. More and more are harvesting these tasty fruits for both sweet and savory dishes. In addition to great flavor, … Continue reading

Hazelnuts: Foraging for American and beaked hazelnuts

Baskets of hazelnuts (640x502)

If I had to choose a favorite wild edible, it would be the hazelnut. Rich in protein, fat, and flavor, hazelnuts make a satisfying snack, and can be used in cooking wherever you would use their commercially available counterparts (called … Continue reading