Maple syrup


Which Wild Edible Plants Are Covered in Samuel Thayer’s Foraging Books? 2

Samuel Thayer’s foraging books Nature’s Garden and The Forager’s Harvest are well loved by foragers, and his upcoming book, Incredible Wild Edibles, promises to be another great resource.  Thayer doesn’t cover the same wild edible foods in any of his books.  Each book goes into great detail about a few dozen wild foods to forage, with new wild edibles in […]

Wild foods list of each of Samuel Thayer's foraging books: Incredible Wild Edibles, Nature's Garden & The Forager's Harvest

Acorn Ice Cream (paleo and vegan)

Recipe: Acorn Maple Ice Cream (Paleo & Vegan)

I thought I’d share another acorn recipe from my upcoming acorn book, in case anybody else has a stash of newly foraged acorns waiting to be put to good use.  This is an ice cream recipe I developed, and like the acorn drop biscuit recipe it is also vegan.  There is a traditional acorn ice cream recipe in the book, […]


50 Wild edible superfoods

With our world and our foods are becoming increasingly contaminated, it’s more important than ever to regularly consume foods that help provide extra nutrients and protect our health. Wild edibles can be some of the best foods to help do this. Some of the most commonly foraged foods are also the types of plants that are the most beneficial, such […]

50 Wild edible superfoods

It’s time to make maple syrup 1

It’s getting to be that time of year for those of us who live in the right climate — maple syrup time! Our family has been tapping trees for many years now and it’s something we really look forward to. We don’t have sugar maple trees on our own property, so we help out at the Sugarbush Boil-Off at Lake […]


Tap your own maple water for a refreshing healthy drink

It’s maple tapping time, but did you know you can get more from maple trees than just maple syrup? Companies are now marketing maple water as the next health drink, and you can go tap your own for free. Bettersweet, one company that sells maple water, says: One ingredient. 35 simple calories with the perfect hint of sweetness. It not […]


Maple syrup can help save your life

Everyone knows that real maple syrup is delicious and nutritious, but now it turns out it may help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well. It’s been known for a while that maple syrup is good for your health in many ways, including nutrients like riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium and 54 different antioxidants. It’s much healthier than sugar, and best […]