Sage, Lupine and I spent yesterday with their friend Irie in the woods, searching out wild edibles. Trout lily. Fiddle heads. Nettles. Ramps. Ramps, ramps, ramps. This has become one of my favorite ways to spend a day with my kids. As we left the forest with bags brimming with culinary treasures, we each (voluntarily) expressed our gratitude to the woods for the food provided to us.
I've been seriously wordy here lately, so today will be a shorter post and I will leave you with lovely pictures from our day. I'll post some recipes next week for how we use the ramps and nettles we gathered.
(Sidebar: do take a moment to appreciate Lupine's sense of fashion, won't you? The chartreuse dress is from the dance outfit section of our favorite thrift store. "Its an everyday dress, mama. Not a costume." Word.)