FROM THE WILD – S1E5 – DEFLECTION

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This trip was intended to be easy. We were supposed to be going into a part of the province where game was rampant and our pockets burst with big game tags. Do a little fishing. Set up camp. It only ended up being a handful of those things. One reality that didn’t make the edit but had a big impact on the … Read More

FROM THE WILD – S1E3 – BEAR

KevinBig Game, Black Bear, Charcuterie, Food Politics, Foraging - Other, From The Wild, Greens & Stuff, Hunting, Sausage, Smoking w/ Fire6 Comments

Don’t think I wasn’t apprehensive about tackling this one. When the prospect of bear hunting for From The Wild first came up, I scoffed. I’m now firmly on the opposite side of that fence. Rationale: Spring bear is not in fact fatty at all, which many claim is what makes it ‘gross’. Bear meat is far from ‘gross’, and in … Read More

1867 – Joy Road

Kevin1867, Backyard Chickens, Charcuterie, Cheese, Dry Cured Meats, Foraging, From the Cellar, From the Garden, From The Wild, Greens & Stuff, Kevin TV, Spring Veg, Vegetables5 Comments

On a recent [amazing] trip down to the Slow Food Canada national meeting, I happened to end up in a restaurant for dinner in Penticton, Cam and Dana happened to be there as well, and the restauranteur happened to introduce us. They’d just been back from foraging, and had a van full of watercress and nettles destined for the dinner … Read More

Summer Forage Workshop 2012

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Mushrooms, Wild Fruits5 Comments

I’ve been asked to do workshops for years, and resisted for an equal number of years. Last night, however, was the inaugural ‘workshop’, and it went really well. Folks left having learned a thing or two, got to have a nice evening out, everyone took home some edible mushroom, ask some questions, all at a low price point. Works for … Read More

Saskatoon Glean 2012

KevinForaging, From the Cellar, From the Garden, From The Wild, Fruit from the Yard, Saskatoon Wine, Saskatoons, Saskatoons Galore, U Pick Fruit, Wild Fruits, Wine6 Comments

Long, long ago, in a former saskatoon u-pick that is now more lawn than bush, a friend and I harvested saskatoons by the 5 gal pail and I made wine. Not your usual cooler-esque cheery saskatoon wine, but a heavy, dense, rich, viscous wine, aged with american white oak. That was way back in 2009. That vintage is now 3 … Read More

Mushrooms For a Salad

KevinCob Oven, Cooking w/ Fire, Foraging, Forest Gardening, From the Garden, From The Wild, Herbs, Mushrooms, Wild Allium3 Comments

My, mushrooms are pretty. It so happens I was chatting with my buddy Travis yesterday about an unexpected advantage of the urban greens growing project – that it pushes us both to get our act together and do stuff far more diligently than we otherwise would. Turns out that applies again today. Ryan at BTV Edmonton asked me to be on morning … Read More

Wild Asparagus

KevinAsparagus, Foraging, From The Wild, Spring Veg, Vegetables11 Comments

I’ve been looking forward to this for 9 months. Last August, while looking for mushrooms and saskatoons, I came across a patch of wild asparagus and since have been dreaming of a spring feed of asparagus I didn’t have to grow myself. That day has come. It’s worth noting that I am doubtful this is a native species of any kind, … Read More

Episode 40 – Wild Onion

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I found and wrote about this patch of wild onion in August, and all winter long it’s been in the back of my mind. The long stretch of lack of fresh, green flavors would be abruptly broken by the reappearance of this lovely piece of culinary geniusness. This particular one is allium senescens, its common name ‘german garlic’. I have … Read More