Creasy greens! And a wild violet and creasy spring salad.

If you look down, Spring has arrived in our mountains. If you look up, Spring looks like it’s a million years away. But when the creasy greens start popping up in fields and roadside stands here in Western NC (usually mid March), eating officially gets pretty darned exciting. In case you don’t know these slightly […]

A found mountain supper …

  A lot’s changed since my college days when my friend, Lisa, and I would hitchike up into the George Washington national forest of SW Virgina for a weekend of wilderness camping with a bottle of water and a bag of pecan sandies. Now, I know how to grab a few friends, and find […]

Stinging nettle pesto and branch lettuce salad!

    It’s feasting time here at our Appalachian mountain cabin. The morels have come and gone, the ramps are getting scarce, but the branch lettuce and stinging nettles are in full swing. Take a little walk with me to the creek and we’ll collect some branch lettuce for a […]