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How to Forage Hazelnuts

Foraging

How to Forage Hazelnuts

The closest I come to playing sports is foraging for hazelnuts. I tend to go belly-up at the whiff of competition, but everything in my DNA wants hazelnuts and wants them badly enough to stand my ground in the thicket even though every other animal there wants them, too. Squirrels, chipmunks, deer...
Jenna Rozelle Aug 23, 2022
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How to Forage for Wild Cherries

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How to Forage for Wild Cherries

If you did your due diligence this spring and took note of where all the white flowering trees and shrubs were, you’re likely starting to see the fruits of that labor, now. Juneberries have come and gone, mulberries too, and next we begin checking hedgerows for stonefruits, including one of my very...
Jenna Rozelle Aug 8, 2022
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How to Cook Daylilies

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How to Cook Daylilies

Daylilies (genus Hemerocallis) are a common flowering perennial in most of the lower 48. Native to Asia, these hardy plants that are commonly called ditch lilies can be found growing along roads, old house sites, lawns, and just about anywhere else. I love growing these plants for a few reasons—they...
Wade Truong Aug 3, 2022
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How to Avoid Bear Encounters in Summer

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How to Avoid Bear Encounters in Summer

My family and I worked a patch of blackcap raspberries along a road winding through the mountains of central Pennsylvania. We’d waited until the heat of the July day broke with the evening to come pick. With only an hour of light left, we quickly tried to fill a gallon to freeze, and hopefully a cup...
Noah Davis Jun 22, 2022
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How to Forage Stinging Nettles

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How to Forage Stinging Nettles

If you’ve ever accidently grazed against a stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) with your bare skin, you’ll know it. You’ll first feel a stinging sensation, quick and sharp, and then your skin will start to blister. The accompanying pain and itch can last for days. This is all thanks to the hollow hairs...
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How to Forage Milkweed

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How to Forage Milkweed

Milkweed is a shining example of why we shouldn’t believe everything that we read. It carries with it, to this day, many myths that have traveled from mouth to ear and onward without fact-checking or personal experience. Myth number one is that it’s toxic, myth number two is that it’s bitter, and...
Jenna Rozelle May 23, 2022
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How to Forage for Evergreen Tips

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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...
Jenna Rozelle May 16, 2022
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3 Best Tasting Invasive Plants to Forage this Spring

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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...
Jenna Rozelle May 5, 2022
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