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...
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...
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

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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...