Wildcrafting In Winter (Featuring White Beans with Wild Weeds)

December 9th, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

“Wildcrafting” describes the practice of harvesting plants from their natural environment, for use in food and medicine. It’s something I’ve always loved, and it’s something I look forward to learning more about. This past weekend we went wildcrafting with a small group of friends, in a nearby woodland. And despite the drought, and despite the [...]

5 Of My Favorite Natural Products For Fighting Cold & Flu Season

November 4th, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

It’s official. Cold and flu season is HERE. It’s only just early November and I’ve already been through one cycle of sniffles and sore throats, and it feels like another one might be looming (ahh, life with a preschooler). And all around me it seems like people are dropping like flies from some terrible tummy [...]

Report From The Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival

July 22nd, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Last Saturday, Jeremy and I took wee Waits Rebhal to the Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival. And I have to admit, I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this event. I mean, Santa Barbara isn’t that big, so I wondered what size of “festival” our crunchy little community would actually be able to support. But [...]

Back To The Berry Fields // Preserving The Harvest 2014 // What Do You Want To See?

June 5th, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Blueberry fields forever. ♥ California, spring 2014. Back when we lived in Portland, our summers were always filled with u-pick adventures. Morning gatherings out on Sauvie Island, where the kids would run wild through the berry fields, and the farm stands were overflowing with produce to be purchased for a song. My friends and I [...]

More Than Just Vacation Photos: Sayward’s Definitive “Must-Eat” Portland Vegan Dining Guide, Part II

May 1st, 2014 - posted under: The Food » Food and Health

Oh, Portland. Marching onward! Part I is here, and today I bring you Part II of our whirlwind vegan Portlandstravaganza, in which we ate all of my very most favorite things! Remember, this is by no means a comprehensive collection of Portland’s vegan eateries. Oh no, this is the condensed version, only the handful that [...]