Fiddlehead Pesto Pasta

It's fiddlehead season in southcentral Alaska! For me, the emergence of fiddleheads marks the start of the foraging season, as they are some of the first plants to resurrect in the spring. Fortunately for me, our backyard is brimming with them! But before we hit the recipe, a few guidelines on foraging for fiddleheads (see … Continue reading Fiddlehead Pesto Pasta


Hunting for Chaga

Chaga (Inonotus obliquus), in case you don't know, is a fungus that parasitizes birch trees in northern latitudes and has been harvested and consumed by northern peoples for hundreds of years. Chaga has long been a staple amongst circumpolar folk and alternative medicine, though recent years have seen it gain popularity in the main stream, … Continue reading Hunting for Chaga

Easy curried lentils and spinach

This is my kind of car camping meal- quick, easy, cheap, filling, and nutritionally dense. You can cook it in a pressure cooker and make it even faster, too Ingredients: One cup dry brown lentils One can coconut milk 1 Tbs good quality curry powder 1/2 bag frozen spinach, thawed and drained (or you can … Continue reading Easy curried lentils and spinach

Roasted Cauliflower with Fennel and Lemon

Though I have undying love for all vegetables, I have to admit that cauliflower was, once upon a time, exceptionally unexciting to me. It just seemed so boring, white, and mushy, especially when compared to the other members of the Brassica family, such as kohlrabi, mustard greens, or kale. So when I discovered that you can roast cauliflower, … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Fennel and Lemon