Weekend Day Trip

Last weekend, Malcolm and I rented a little fishing boat on Lake George. It only takes about an hour to get there from Colorado Springs. This is where we experienced our first fishing minus a practiced expert. No one put the worms on my hook, or cleaned the fish, so I decided fishing is not …

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Purslane: the Most Nutrient Dense Edible Weed You’ve Never Heard of

This summer, I've discovered a plant that most consider a weed, called purslane (AKA hogsweed, fatweed, pursley) . And it is magical. Why? It grows in all the US states, Mexico, and in all provinces of Canada -- all over the world, really. It can grow in gardens, in cracks in bricks and sidewalk, and …

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Daily Delight: Fresh Flowers That Would’ve Been Trashed

This is one of my favorite times of the year because so many flowers are in full bloom in Colorado Springs. Each year I tell myself I'm going to cut some of the flowers and make a bouquet, but each year, I find myself not wanting to take away from our plants (except dandelion blossoms …

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Dandelion Fritter Recipe

Since I listened to the Ologies podcast foraging episode, I've searched for edible foliage in my neighborhood, in forests, and on mountains. I didn't realize that I only needed to look as far as my backyard/the greenbelt next to our house. The ancient Mayans and Incas ate them raw, straight from the ground, mostly as …

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