The Wondersmith
Rewarding curiosity and gifting magic all over the Pacific Northwest


This blog is an exploration of daily magic, featuring wild plants, creative recipes, meaningful ceremonies, and writings about our shared humanity. 

Welcome to the Wondersmith's Writings! Here you can find magical recipes featuring foraged ingredients, musings on food and ceremony, and meaningful rituals to explore your own everyday magic. Don't forgot to subscribe if you'd like to get a notification anytime I post a bit more magic! And if you'd like to support my goal to spread magic far and wide, consider contributing to my patreon program!

Ephemera: A Magical Event

If our Collective Pacific Northwest Late Summer Nostalgia was distilled down into one magical evening, it would look a lot like this. This special event was free to guests who completed a city-wide treasure hunt. Their effort was rewarded with creative ice cream flavors, an interactive art installation, and an evening of sharing their favorite childhood memories!

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Amber Candy and Fossil Cookies: The Evolutionary Dance of Entomophagy

As I observe the passage of time - the billions of years of fascinating fossils stretching into the past, and (hopefully) billions of years of life stretching into the future - I see bugs. The practice of eating bugs is ancient and sustainable… try it yourself with these delightfully wholesome and nutty fossil cookies or very realistic edible amber candies!

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Wild Mint Sorbet Sandwiches and the Lessons of Nostalgia

Dip your toes into the sweet memories of summers of old with this easy recipe for a frozen treat that’s extra cooling, thanks to the addition of wild mint. These sorbet sandwiches are as easy as they are delicious. Ah, summertime.

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Balm of Gold: Healing Summertime Sunlight

This versatile golden balm takes six months to make, but the results are so worth it: it’s super gentle and can be used for everything from skin conditions to menstrual cramps! Start with cottonwood buds in early spring and progress through the seasons to capture some of that sun magic to add to your first aid kit.

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