In our second berry-licious post, we introduce you to the huckleberry, the wild and sweet cousin of the blueberry.
Growing wildly all over our area, wineberries are a sweet-tart foragers treat — just make sure you pick them before the birds do!
We love berries: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, but there are so many more to savor. Let’s dig into some of the lesser-known, but still berry-licious berries — starting with the messy, but tasty, mulberry.
When it comes to clams, there are two simple rules: eat local and enjoy!
The much maligned dandelion is as nourishing as it is delicious.
I snuck out back with a beach pail, and lo and behold the branches that were covered in white blossoms were now fully laden with ripe deep purple beach plums.
Surprisingly, they don’t look very edible. Their abundance during low tide seems too good to be true. How could a salt water plant so lavishly available and worth $15 per pound just be sitting on our shores without being ransacked?
What’s a Long Islander to do during a monsoon other than huddle under porches and weep at the loss of one more pristine sunny day? I’ll tell you what: get your baskets and paper bags ready. There are oyster mushrooms to be grilled.