I had the very good fortune of meeting up with Linda Conroy a few months ago. She is an amazing herbalist and wild food lover, with oodles of knowledge that she joyfully shares. Linda is the founder of Moonwise Herbs, located in Sheboygan, WI. Besides offering herbal intensives and summer sea vegetable gatherings in the Puget Sound area, she hosts Wild Eats meals. These wild food extravaganzas are made from scratch and their motto is to, ‘Eat Wild and Whole Foods in Community!’.
Linda is currently writing a wild food cookbook, and I’m like reallyreallyreally excited to see what I know will be an amazing addition to the wild food world. Check out the menu from her November 4th Wild Eats Fall Frenzy Feast:
Goat Cheese with High Bush Cranberry Sauce
Sourdough Crackers with Lamb’s Quarter Seeds
Deviled Eggs Stuffed with Watercress Pesto
Pickle Tray: Wild Asparagus, Wild Leeks, Kelp, Dandelion Roots and Burdock
Soup and Salad
Wild Greens Salad with a Hawthorn Berry Vinaigrette
Gamascio: Seaweed and Sesame Seed Condiment
Wild Parsnip-Apple Soup with Wild Leeks
Shepard’s Pie with Rabbit, Wild Leeks and Wild Parsnips
Wild Rice cooked in Apple Cider with Butter, Hazel and Hickory Nuts and Elderberries
Roasted vegetables featuring Wild Leeks, Burdock and Wild Parsnips
Fermented Carrots with Wild Ginger
Rose Hip Flat Bread
Sparkling Pear Cider
Wild Grape Juice
Apple Pear Crisp with Mulberries and Acorn Flour Crust served with Farm Fresh Cream
Warm Apple Cider
Sounds delicious, and I, too, am now looking forward to her book!
My friend Ellen and I had a lovely meal this week that incorporated a lot of wild foods as well as locally grown ones: pumpkin strips with a sweet and sour glaze, hen-of-the-woods mushroom and blue potato fricassee with turkey meatballs,milkweed shoots (from the freezer), and for dessert wild ginger cookies with spicebush-flavored ice cream. Linden flower and blueberry wines. Yum!
that sounds amazing Leda!!
aloha from Maui ~sunny
Linda is an awsome woman, and am too looking forward to her wild food cook book to go along with my growing collection, thanks to you Sunny and sharing your knowledge with me, You kick started me…. Mitqwitch
hey there Becky!
yes, should be a good cookbook. c ya soon!!! ~sunny