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Interview with a forager

On Sunday, Man of La Muncha and I went to the Ballard Farmers' Market. Each of us had a goal - he wanted to find back fat to pursue his goal of making lard, and I wanted to talk to the foragers and find out more about the found food that they sell. Once we got to the farmers' market, I made my way to the...

Cosi Bella: Italian Prune Plums

The long Labor Day weekend began when I took the Butter Bitch to the airport and returned home to paint inside our house. I did not think about today's post until Sunday evening, when the bathroom had been painted and the closet was scraped clean. I thought of making lard, or buying lard, or going on a...

Tomatoh, Tomatow

It was going to be the quintessential blog posting. Sir Loin and I were set to spend the whole weekend up at the house of Madame La Vache (otherwise known as the grandmother of Miss Steak). This other blog entry I was going to write fell through, so I thought, well, Madame La Vache has a great garden with a...

Digest: Edible estates, morel hunters, more in the NYT

New York Times*: Transforming a sod-covered front lawn into an "edible estate" displeases neighbors and flouts American class conventions. New York Times*: Epic feature about the fearless foragers of morel mushrooms — as fascinating as ''The Orchid Thief.'' New York Times Select**: Joe Nocera's column for...

Foraging at home

I've read the foraging exploits of the other Ethicureans with some jealousy, but our CSA box has kept us too busy to roam the neighborhood for ripening fruit. There are cherry trees 4 blocks west of us, but we haven't walked past them since the cherry blossoms started decorating the sidewalks and streets...

The 1-mile diet

I've been stealing from my neighbors. And I don't feel at all guilty. For one thing, I doubt they'd care, if they even noticed. Ever since I started focusing on eating more locally, I've been staking out the fruit trees and noting where all the wild fennel, lavender, and rosemary grow on my jogs around our...

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