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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

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


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

Highbush Cranberry Wine – 2010

KevinForaging, From the Cellar, From The Wild, Highbush Cranberry Wine, Wild Fruits, Wine11 Comments

Last Wednesday evening, upon light prompting [read: suggestion] from friend Valerie, I headed back into the bush to pick another round of the abundant crop of highbush cranberries. I’d picked 20 lbs already. I really didn’t need more. But only a few days prior, I’d been out to En Sante Organic Winery and Meadery [who are going to be undergoing … Read More