Yarrow and sheep sorrel lemon bars for F&F's first birthday!
Hello my foraging friends!
Today marks the first birthday of Fresh & Foraged! This past year has been filled with a profusion of learning, both technological and botanical. Here are some of my favorite firsts from the past year!
Filming and editing a video
Coding a blog
Developing and sharing a wild food recipe
Teaching a Zoom class
Putting my face on the internet!
It has taken a lot of learning and courage to do all of these things and I am grateful that I have had the time and space to learn. Thank you to everyone who has encouraged and supported me on this journey and THANK YOU for being part of the Fresh & Foraged community!
Knotweed Pickle Experiments
Spring is in full swing up here and it can feel overwhelming to try and keep up with the ever-changing landscape, so I have focused on a few key plants to share in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned to learn more about my nostalgic knotweed pickles and the special yarrow and sheep sorrel lemon bars I made for F&F's birthday (pictured above).
I'll be adding those videos to my gradually expanding catalogue of shorts that I've been posting on Instagram, Youtube, and even Tiktok! Join me on your favorite platform as I navigate the always educational and sometimes silly world of short films.
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