Foragers and Herbalists: When Mint Comes into its Own

June 24, 2022

When mint comes into its own  Come June, mint is popping up full force in my garden. That is okay, because it  comes in handy for cocktails on the patio […]

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Foragers & Herbalists: Pansotti (pot-bellied ravioli) stuffed with foraged stinging nettle & garlic mustard 

May 23, 2022

By Merrie Witkin  When I started writing this column, stinging nettles (urtica dioica) were not anywhere  on my radar. But I am blessed with an eagle-eyed gardener who knows his […]

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Foragers & Herbalists: Orzotto with Fresh Greens

April 25, 2022

by Merrie Witkin Orzotto verde con Piselli (Barley cooked risotto-style with fresh greens and peas)  I had hoped that this column would be all about ramps, the wild leek that […]

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Foragers & Herbalists # 4: The Springtime of Wild Chives

March 22, 2022

by Merrie Witkin As the snows of winter recede, most of us look forward to our favorite springtime rituals— walking in the woods and fields and seeking out early spring flowers, […]

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Foragers and Herbalists: Why Herbs Part II

February 18, 2022

By Merrie Witkin  When we last convened during the snows of January, I was waxing volubly about the benefits of cultivating herbs. This month, part II of that discussion focuses  on […]

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Foragers and Herbalists: Why Herbs Part I

January 19, 2022

Foragers & Herbalists: Why Herbs Part I By Merrie Witkin  At this time of year—in the dead of winter—my physical and virtual mailboxes are  overflowing with plant and garden catalogues […]

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Foragers and Herbalists: Black Walnut

December 15, 2021

Foragers and Herbalists By Merrie F. Witkin This is the first of a series of columns I will be writing that focus on how to harvest and use some of […]

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