Category Archives: Food

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Let Them Make (and eat!) Cake

“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling you to eat more cake.” ― Jo Brand “Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!” ― C. JoyBell C. “All is flux, […]

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Riches: Wild Mushroom & Periwinkle Stew w/ Buttermilk Dumplings

“If my heart is set on pursuing real treasures, my mind must be fixed solely on the privilege of enjoying them and freed of the obsession of owning them.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough “We ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the universe. The diversity of the phenomena […]

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Fruits de Mer

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” […]

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Wild Food Wisdom

“Hunter-gathers, by nature, store information for use, understanding that there may be a time when information is scarce.” ― Brian C. O’Connor “Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mold myself.” – Henry David Thoreau “We can begin the restructuring of thought by declaring legitimate what we […]

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Conditioning

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.” ― Aldous Huxley “Rebel! Take responsibility for your life. Drop all that nonsense which has been put inside you. Drop all that you have been taught and start learning again from ABC. It is a hard, arduous journey.” ― Osho “It’s the colors that […]

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Feeling Free

“The old school of thought would have you believe that you’d be a fool to take on nature without arming yourself with every conceivable measure of safety and comfort under the sun. But that isn’t what being in nature is all about. Rather, it’s about feeling free, unbounded, shedding the distractions and barriers of our […]

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The Joys of Rice

  “It is because they have no fear of death that people fail to enjoy life―no, not that they don’t fear it, but rather they forget its nearness.” ― Yoshida Kenkō, A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees “Rice is a beautiful food. It is beautiful when it grows, precision rows of sparkling green stalks shooting up […]

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Limits

  “The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind.” ~ Rumi “The sky is not my limit…I am.” ~ T.F. Hodge “You might as well be dead. Seriously, if you always put limits on what you can do, physically or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll […]

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“Wild Apples”

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits. Let the most beautiful or the swiftest have it. That should be the “going” price of apples. According to the Prose Edda, “Iduna keeps in a box the apples which the gods, when they feel old age approaching, have only to taste of to become young again. […]

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