Hunting and Gathering

Black Caps

July 20, 2011 · 2 comments

Black caps or black raspberries (Rubus leucodermis) are a rare and delightful treat around here. Okay, so they’re not rare botanically, but I don’t come across them very often, and I’m a big fan. They’re a native cane berry that thrives in disturbed soils, and we are lucky enough that the birds planted (pooped out seeds […]


Gapers and Cockles

April 25, 2011 · 2 comments

I read the kid’s book One Morning in Maine by Robert Mccloskey about eight years ago, and after that, I was dying to find someone to take me clamming. Finally five years later, one of Henry the Husband’s clients who was an avid clammer agreed to show us the ropes. It turned out to be […]



April 14, 2011 · 4 comments

  Black morels (Morchella elata group) range across the world and are fairly common in Oregon. They are, however, a rare delicacy because they are highly sought after by seasoned mushroom hunters and are extremely difficult to spot in the duff of the forest floor. They often grow in semi-disturbed areas. We (by “we,” I […]