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

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...
In the misty haze of a lucid dream, I scribbled a message in the sketchbook next to my bed, then drifted back off into cozy blackness. Upon waking, I read the following in untidy handwriting: You do not belong to...
Emeric Harney of Harney & Sons teas shared this lovely recipe with us for tea-infused spiced plum cake. Read our interview with Emeric Harney here, too! SPICED PLUM CAKE 1/4 c Spiced Plum Tea 8 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 c dark brown sugar 1/2 c dark molasses 1/2...

A Feast of Starlight

Recipes and Photography by Danielle Prohom Olson (a.k.a. Gather Victoria) January 6 is the date of an ancient celestial holiday celebrated with a banquet of heavenly sweets. Today in the Christian world it is known as the Feast of Epiphany,...
Illustration by Rachel Oakes. Practical magic is, by its very nature, practical, as can certainly be seen by some of the many, many wondrous herbs mentioned in Alice Hoffman’s The Rules of Magic. Many of the plants in the Owens sisters’...
Photography by © Grace Nuth In Outlander, the time-swept heroine Claire Randall carves out a purpose for herself as a healer. Deborah Wilkie, the owner of Albion Tea Company, has similarly found her calling among herbs, spices, and flowers. Rather than using natural...
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Fireside Feasts

Recipes and Photography by Danielle Prohom Olson (a.k.a. Gather Victoria) An autumn night has fallen over the Highlands, but inside the sturdy walls of Lallybroch a cozy fireside table is set. Here our renegade adventurers are settling in for...
As any fan will tell you, the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon have many pleasures. Not least among them is how they immerse you in faraway times and places. You can smell the warm liquor and honey, the linen and...
This intense, summery soup can be made lighter if you leave off the croutons and cheese and use fresh chopped basil instead—or you can add cream for something hearty enough to fill any hobbit appetite. Any kind of fresh...