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!

Seafoam as Portal (With Mermaid Chia Pudding)

This beautiful layered dessert is reminiscent of deep blue oceans and floating seafoam. It’s colored naturally and would make a fun dish for either a dessert or breakfast. The chia pudding is flavored with a floral syrup to make it extra celebratory

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Violet Leaf Naiad Lotion and A Review of The Backyard Herbal Apothecary

A sumptuous springtime lotion inspired by a recipe in my great friend’s new book - see my book review and find the recipe for my adaptation filled with springtime sensuality.

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Salt-Baked Salmon (And The Cycle Of Nourishment)

A beautiful way to showcase an inspiring food: the intrepid salmon travelers, cloaked in a salt crust and infused with the flavors of the river canyons and forests they swim through to return to their spawning grounds, bearing with them the gifts of nutrition from their ocean days.

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Sagebrush Mint Scrubs for Feet and A Ritual For The First Barefoot Day of Spring

Make these easy foot scrub cubes to clean off bare feet after an afternoon of running around! Or use them in a ritual with a friend designed to promote respect and celebration of a yearly landmark: barefoot day

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Nettle Crepes Two Ways and A Reverence For Plants

Reduce food waste by using up the scraps of your forage with these delicious and versatile recipes! Tender stinging nettle or spinach crepes pair well with a savory duo of wild mushroom filling and hollandaise sauce OR a sweeter option of yogurt and jam filling with primrose curd.

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