I’ve cooked with a few strange roots in my time, but, before today, I’d never tried dandelion roots! My friend Sarah dug some up out of her garden and saved them for me, knowing me as she does! So I searched for a little encouragement online, and most of what I saw was about roasting up dandelion roots for a coffee substitute, or tincturing them in vinegar as a liver tonic. Both great things to do, that I haven’t tried yet! But I did see one mention of acting as if they were carrots. Which is exactly what I was hoping to see! Read more
Hello friends! Here’s the recipe for the delicious vegan cornbread I mentioned yesterday. It makes a lovely centerpiece to any meal, be it breakfast, lunch, or supper!
I’ve made so many versions of this cornbread, and shared it with countless people. I’m always so pleased at the strong reactions it seems to inspire. Ah, the delights of comfort food! I could seriously eat homemade cornbread every day of my life and be really happy about it. As long as it was at least something like this one!:) Read more
Hello friends! It feels like it’s been a long journey already, but we’ve only just begun! From our week long house sit in Eugene, we traveled north to the Seattle area. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity to look up an old friend of mine from canyon days, another “wild sister” from way back. It’s been 13 years since we floated down the river together, and harvested wild grape leaves, and ate potato nettle soup with the canyon winds as our dinner music!
I don’t know how many of the Wild Women’s Gatherings I led that Sarah (and sometimes her wonderful daughter Roya as well) attended, but it was always a special treat anytime she came to spend time there, whether we were having a gathering or just hosting her for a retreat. I remember singing songs and telling stories around the fire with her, trading coconut oil foot massages, with the canyon sky and cliffs towering above us, feeling a million miles away from the rest of the world, and so grateful to share time and space.
My music partner James and I are now on the road on an adventure! At the moment, we’re housesitting in Eugene in a very fascinating dwelling that belongs to a man who “sells sticks” all over the world. Speciafically manzanita branches, for floral arrangements! Already this gig has has some unexpected twists and turns, but we are making the best of it!