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Jenna Rozelle

Jenna Rozelle

Jenna is a forager, writer, homesteader, and wild foods educator from Maine. She enjoys a generalist approach to the New England outdoors and through her teaching and writing hopes to help people feel curious and comfortable on their home landscapes. Learn more jennarozelle.com or find her on Instagram @jennarozelle.

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5 Ways to Preserve Apples

Cooking Techniques

5 Ways to Preserve Apples

One of my favorite things about apples is the endless spectrum of flavor, shape, texture, and color—when you pick them outside of the supermarket. Most orchards offer the same handful of popular varieties, which I love, but they’re only a small slice of the pie. These commercial varieties aren’t...
Acorn Pancakes

Recipes

Acorn Pancakes

If you’re like most other animals in the woods, you’ve been collecting acorns this fall. it’s not too late if you haven’t started yet. You can read all about the harvesting process in my previous article here. Once you've finished collecting and leaching, it’s time to reward yourself with a meal...
How to Harvest, Process, and Eat Acorns

Foraging

How to Harvest, Process, and Eat Acorns

I don’t fluster very easily—it takes a lot to make me mad. But when I learned that the word “acorn” was removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, I was beside myself. I read further and salted the wound by learning that most of the words removed were rooted in ecology, and most of the new words...
Native Nuts to Forage this Fall

Foraging

Native Nuts to Forage this Fall

There may not be another food that's been more valuable to humans throughout history than nuts. They’re uniquely nutritious with a trifecta of starch, oil, and protein that offers humans and wildlife a well-balanced fuel. They’re travel-friendly and can store for years in the shell. They can be...
4 Delicious Foods You Can Forage in Fall

Foraging

4 Delicious Foods You Can Forage in Fall

Every fall, I have to fight the basic human instinct to stop and pick every piece of low-hanging fruit I see. A handful here or there is fine if you just need a snack, but if your goal is to stock the pantry or even make a small batch of jam, try not to be seduced by every solitary plum and spend...
The Total Guide to Elderberries

Foraging

The Total Guide to Elderberries

Elderberries are one of the few things left in the world that almost everyone can agree are a good thing. You’ve no doubt seen them front and center on the chain drugstore shelves come cold and flu season and they’ve got the same prime real estate in most local herbalists’ cupboards—and for good...
Is Backyard Beekeeping Right for You?

Homesteading

Is Backyard Beekeeping Right for You?

If you think that a hive or two of honeybees could be a wonderful addition to your home or garden, you’re right. But, if you think a beehive is a lawn ornament that’ll function as your personal honey fountain, you’re in for a surprise. Keeping bees is a magical thing, and they really are low...
3 Wild Salad Greens You Can Find in Your Backyard

Foraging

3 Wild Salad Greens You Can Find in Your Backyard

I know—it’s September and all you can think about is the negative space in your freezer and how you’re going to fill it with fresh game. We all have meat on the mind this time of year, but take a second and imagine something with me: It’s February and everything is frozen solid. You haven’t eaten a...
Swamp Delicacy: The Can’t-Miss Foraged Food You’ve Been Ignoring

Foraging

Swamp Delicacy: The Can’t-Miss Foraged Food You’ve Been Ignoring

The cattail swamp is a place we look out upon but rarely venture into, like the highest mountains or the deepest sea. The reasons to dive deep or climb high are clear to some of us: adventure, solitude, challenge. But why bother mucking out into the swamp? Cattails offer lots and lots of food...