If you want to start learning how to forage wild plants for food or medicine but don’t know where to start, I’ve got you covered. This post is full of my favorite resources and advice for learning.Read More
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!
A delightful evening sip, this cordial combines the juicy flavor of mountain huckleberries with the calming properties of passionflower. This recipe was inspired by the many wonderful influences in my life, a virtual toast to their generosity.
Crispy, buttery, flaky… and filled with the umami richness of porcini mushrooms and summer vegetables smoked with the wild herb Life Everlasting. This recipe is one for the books.
A reflection on the many Wonders of August, as well as this month’s beautiful nature mandala!
The unusual, sponge-like texture of this Asian-inspired cake is the perfect vehicle for delightfully creamy squash ice cream studded with candied black walnuts.
An overview of my special event “Fireweed” - the inspiration behind it, the ceremony of the gathering, and an account of what it entailed.
Hearty curly dock seed crust, thickened yogurt, and flavorful strawberries - what more could you ask for in a tart? How about edible monarch butterflies and an exploration of our collective roots? Read on.
This brew of late summer sunshine is both delicious and medicinal. Learn more about the history of oxymels and how to make your own healing potion!
This trifle is delicious, beautiful, and filled with late summer produce! It also carries with it an important message of how important foundations are in forging ahead with creative projects. When is the last time you got business advice from a dessert? Maybe it’s time to start now. ;)
A reflection on the many Wonders of July, as well as this month’s beautiful nature mandala!
Create your own beautiful blooming tea out of an herb that can be found all over the world and has been humankind’s companion since the very beginning…
This beautiful berry pudding is the perfect way to showcase the proliferation of berries available in the Pacific Northwest right now. Crunchy candied strawberries round out this berry explosion.
This beautiful cake is a savory delight, filled with wild herbs and greens plus your favorite pizza toppings. It’s sure to wow at your next family picnic.
A savory take on a classic holiday treat, this buckwheat roulade is filled with a wild mushroom and goat cheese filling and topped with edible amanita mushrooms made of peppers!Read More
My recommendations on how to get to know the wild foods that surround you, plus a zingy recipe for tart/spicy sumac and pink peppercorn saltRead More