Here are some pics of our finds yesterday! Even on a 3 or 4 mile outing, we came across a number of specimens (only a few of which are shown here).
1. Trametes versicolor, also known as turkey tail. A beautiful array of colors and can be found seemingly everywhere these days. Medicinal when made into a tea.
2. Omphalotus olivascens, or western jack o lantern. This old clump had seen better days. Non edible, but emits bio luminescent light in dark spaces.
3. Pluteus cervinus, or otherwise known as the deer mushroom. Apparently edible, but ya boy won't touch it.
4. Armillaria, or honey mushrooms. These guys were way passed their prime, as you can see, but are a choice edible when young.
5. Tremella mesenterica, or witches butter. Bland, flavorless,and kinda unappealing, this jelly fungus is edible.
6. Arctostaphylos, or manzanita. This is my favorite manzanita in the world, and just look at that baby bloom!
Any insight, critiques, or comparisons are welcome!
The first wing bone turkey calls were found at an archeological site in Tennessee and were dated 6500bc. Game calling has been done by hunters since the beginning of our existence. Because of this dialogue the turkey hunt is one of my favorite and most intimate hunts. This will be my first attempt at making a traditional wing one turkey call. It already feels super magickal and ever deepening that connection. Here goes! Pure poetry of hunter and prey. #huntingassacredpractice#womenwhohunt#womenwhobowhunt#foresttotable#boneart#turkeyhunting
Inuit tea back in stock and we are trying a new flavour today. Kids are very interested in herbal teas and it makes me happy to offer healthy alternatives to sugar laden drinks and juice. My little resident tester approves of the Ground Juniper by Delice Boreal Northern Delights :)
Video #1 from a very fun 4 days of rifle and bow hunting at the end of #whitetaildeer season in #Nebraska . I used to spend my childhood in the country playing all day. Hunting has become nostalgic to me. Not to mention, my father inlaw along with his best friend he’s been hunting with since high school take me out to show me the ropes. I didn’t get one within range for a bow this season. More to come... 🏹 🎯 p.s. always inspired by @jimshockeyofficial and his hunting crew.
40 minutes in a car 🚗.... asking “are we there yet, did I pass my exit?” Only to come across one of the best meals I have had in a long time, (and we try new restaurants weekly!)..... Everything and I do mean everything was plated perfectly, (I will never have burrata or a wedge salad any other way). We literally thought about taking servings home for later which we never do (when we finally decided, they were out of stuff!)... oh @campfirerestaurant we will drive up from downtown sd monthly just to keep trying the delicious food you make. #eatlocal#carlsbad#dinnerdate#dinningout#datenight#weekendvibes#sandiego#foresttotable#chefslife
We are in Ecuador visiting the source of the regenerative cacao used in our chocolate sprouted almond butter and Cocotella chocolate coconut butter! Today we foraged in the food jungle of one of our farm partners; look at the beauty we found! Yellow cacao pods of the Arriba Nacional variety, an Ecuadorian heritage heirloom planted by seed 50 years ago. This variety is grown throughout the region we source from.
The seeds are fermented then dried to become the famous treat the world loves. But what few people know is that the seeds are surrounded by a white pulp that itself is sweet and delicious! We were grateful to enjoy this delicacy right off the tree today.