Gold Fairy Glow

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“What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?” —Oscar Wilde I call this DIY green-gold herbal libation the Gold Fairy in homage to that notorious spirit of the fin de siècle period, absinthe, which was known as...
Article From 2017 Spring Issue #28 Subscribe // Print // Digital How to start an article about fairy tales and spring’s fairy herbs? As it’s a discussion rather than an archetypal fairy tale, one cannot exactly begin with the eternal words “Once upon a time.”...
A good way to describe Art Nouveau design may be to call it a seductive dance. With its intertwining lines and undulating curves, softly rounded shapes and wave-like forms, Art Nouveau is the opposite of straight lines, flat surfaces,...
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Summer Berries

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Who doesn’t love a gorgeous, bright bowl of lush, richly colored summer fruit—blueberries and strawberries and blackberries still hot from the fields and bursting with sweetness? No fairy can resist these jewel-like orbs, which are as healthful as they are...
Photography by Ulrike Klumpp Deep in heart of southwest Germany’s Black Forest sits a picture-perfect little town named Baiersbronn. Surrounded by one of the most beautiful woodlands in all the world, a place of deep, dark wilds where spruce grow...
Photography by Ren Nickson Photography   “The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above...
Fiddleheads, or the furled fronds of a young fern, might be one of the most alluring of vegetables, available only fleetingly every spring. The taste is strong and distinctive—some say it’s like a cross between asparagus and spinach, others...
When it comes to casting springtime spells of allure and amour, this delicately flavored and jewel-colored primrose cordial is easy to make and versatile to use. But whether sipped straight up or added to cocktails or a cup of...
Sometimes when you’ve been doing something for a while, it can be easy to forget where you started. Every now and then, someone comes to me who is excited about working with wild plants but unsure where to begin....
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Mushroom Magic

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Article from #46 Into The Forest | Subscribe Feature image © Olimpia210/shutterstock.com   As the snow thaws high in the Swiss Alps, tufts of wheat-colored grasses sprout in the Engadine Valley, thick and bristly as a horse’s mane. Tender wildflowers gently push...