Episode 40 – Wild Onion

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Kevin TV7 Comments

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


KevinBlossoms, Food Politics, Foraging, Foraging - Other, From The Wild, Greens & Stuff, Mushrooms, Wild Fruits8 Comments

Dear whoever will read this, [this letter has been sent to the mayor and a number of city councillors] I would like to add my voice to all the others asking the city for a non-essential or cosmetic pesticide ban. I’m a local food writer heavily involved in the urban agriculture and foraging communities. I lead groups of Edmontonians to … Read More

The Evening Walk

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Mushrooms, Wild Fruits5 Comments

I’ve written about foraging so much lately, I’m not sure what to say anymore other than: do it. A couple notable things about tonight: First, I was *this* close to staying home and doing nothing, really. Maybe read stuff online. Maybe watch a movie. But I couldn’t do it. I had to go do some more exploring. Yes, I was … Read More

Fairy Ring Love

KevinForaging, From The Wild, Mushrooms6 Comments

If the dandelion holds #1 spot in our lawn culture’s ‘Most Misunderstood Plant‘ category, fairy ring mushroom must win an equally prominent award in the ‘Most Misunderstood Fungus‘ category. Fairy rings are the bane of a lawn perfectionist’s existence, if one is present. Pure evil. They put that unsightly curvaceous scar upon the utopically manicured monoculture of grass. I’ve heard … Read More