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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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How to Forage for Evergreen Tips

Foraging

How to Forage for Evergreen Tips

Spruce tips have been having a culinary moment for a few years now, which I love and understand—they are delightful, but I don’t know why the spotlight hasn’t expanded to include the tender tips of all our other evergreens, too. Pine, fir, and hemlock are easier to access for most people in the...
3 Best Tasting Invasive Plants to Forage this Spring

Foraging

3 Best Tasting Invasive Plants to Forage this Spring

I grew up on a farm, not far from where I live now. No one has lived there since my parents sold the place, but there was some road work done out front about a decade ago with heavy excavation. Someone sure did move in then, and fast—Japanese knotweed. Since the first shoots emerged from the freshly...
How to Sustainably Harvest Ramps

Foraging

How to Sustainably Harvest Ramps

It’s April. If you’ve noticed the world seeming louder it’s not just spring thaw and songbirds, it’s also millions of people arguing about ramps. These sweet little wild leeks that never make a peep sure do cause people to get rowdy. I’m not going to weigh in on one side of the great ramp debate or...
The 3 Best Spring Roots to Forage

Foraging

The 3 Best Spring Roots to Forage

If we learn anything from the bear about emerging from winter, it should be to not mistake the mud of spring for barren ground. There might not be showy greens and flowers waving their flags for us to come eat, but if we had the sense of a hungry animal we’d know that the real meal is in the soil...
A Beginner's Guide to Foraging and Cooking Seaweed

Foraging

A Beginner's Guide to Foraging and Cooking Seaweed

Seaweed used to be the stuff of my nightmares. As a kid, at the beach, the rafts of seaweed floating in the surf were like ominous clouds in the blue sky of my ocean-swimming plans. I could not imagine what swam beneath their cloak being anything less than sinister. After storms, when the whole...
How to Make Maple Syrup

Cooking Techniques

How to Make Maple Syrup

Sweetness is a powerful thing. If you've ever seen the eyes of a young child go wide with their first taste of sugar, then you know the face of someone absolutely gripped with pleasure. This first taste is likely the beginning of a lifelong love affair that most people never tire of. The conundrum...
How to Make Bitters

Foraging

How to Make Bitters

Bitterness is one of the nastiest traits in a person, but the flavor version shouldn't have the same bad rap. Bitter foods aren’t things we’re often compelled to eat piles of, like sweet or salty snacks, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to love a burst of bitterness here and there. It’s thought...
3 Things You Can Forage in Winter

Foraging

3 Things You Can Forage in Winter

There’s this one meal that I still think about, years later, whenever I smell smoke on a wool sweater. We were jump-shooting ducks from a canoe, slipping down this little switchback ribbon of a stream toward a cranberry bog. It was a tremendous year for fruit—the bog was gem-studded with them and...
How to Make Sweet Birch Tea

Foraging

How to Make Sweet Birch Tea

Most of my favorite childhood memories rush back to me with a whiff of mint because I likely had a birch twig clamped between my teeth when they happened. This was thanks to my best friend's older brother. He was a born-in-workboots kind of farm boy with a talent for cussing so impressively that he...
How to Harvest Chaga Mushrooms

Foraging

How to Harvest Chaga Mushrooms

The name “chaga” is a borderline buzzword these days. So, I feel it’s safe to assume you’ve either heard it or seen it on the label of some trendy health product. However, I’ve found that the actual organism is still pretty vague and mysterious to many people. I support its popularity wholeheartedly...