Solstice Sauce

Whether you’re celebrating the Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, or some other holiday, I hope you’re finding time during these long nights and short days to dream of what you wish to see in the longer, light-filled days ahead.

I just visited my mom and her husband Frank in Yreka, CA. That’s in the Mt. Shasta area.

Mt. Shasta as seen from Greenhorn Park in Yreka, CA

Mt. Shasta as seen from Greenhorn Park in Yreka, CA

While I was there I found some meadow mushrooms (Agaricus campestris)

Meadow mushroom, a.k.a. Agaricus campestris

Meadow mushroom, a.k.a. Agaricus campestris

and welcomed Nina, the newcomer in my mom’s household.IMG_0312

 

Now I’m in San Francisco visiting my dad. Yesterday I went to the farmers market and had an East Coast locavore’s citrus envy (citrus trees can’t grow outdoors in northeastern North America because the winters are too cold)…

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…but then I remembered that as of next monday 29th I’ll be living in a place where citrus grows abundantly. Stay tuned!

Here’s a motley assortment of holiday recipes, inspiration, and gift ideas. There’s also a special offer for next spring’s foraging tours to give you and yours something to look forward to.

Happy Solstice!

Leda

Jellied cranberry sauce with wild spicebush and orange

Jellied cranberry sauce with wild spicebush and orange

Video and Recipe: Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce Here’s how to make the Jellied Cranberry Sauce that’s in my book Preserving Everything

Natural Born Heroes, the new series with Chris “Born to Run” McDougall to feature yours truly foraging. Here’s the 2 minute trailer (I show up near the end).

Give the gift of personal foraging instruction: Email me about how to gift either participation in one of my Spring 2015 foraging tours in the NYC, SF, and Yreka areas, or a private foraging tour (in case you wanted to know what’s growing on your property or nearby ;). 10% discount if you put SOLSTICE in the subject line.

How to Can, Culture, Pickle, Freeze, Ferment, Dehydrate, Salt, Smoke, and Store Fruits, Vegetables, Meat, Milk, and MorePreserving Everything

“This is an essential book for anyone interested in food preservation.” – Ellen Zachos

120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries

120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries

Northeast Foraging 

“A book that wild food gatherers of all skill levels will want to own.” – Sam Thayer

 



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