Dates for July are now posted
Latilla harvest day
Woodland strawberries in bloom (Fragaria virginiana)
Mountain nettle shoots (Urtica gracilenta)
Various types of alpine fir tips | yarrow | lettuce | smoked trout
Young cactus (Opuntia engelmannii)
Young three leaf sumac (Rhus trilobata) _ Three leaf sumac berries are one of our favorite plants we use. It’s one of the few acidic plants found in our landscape. For just the few weeks before the berries form their seeds we will be using them fresh like this.
Excited to collaborate with Rowley’s in Santa Fe to make a wild saison beer brewed with wild native New Mexico hops (humulus neomexicanus) picked by us. It will be served at our dinners very soon!
Native canyon grapes (Vitis arizonica) _ Despite being mostly a desert New Mexico has the largest wild edible plant diversity in the country. It’s landscape ranges in elevation by thousands of feet, filled with desert, canyons, valleys, mountains, rivers, lakes et cetera. I fall in love with it more each day. This endemic plant I also fall in love with each year, and this year I’m guessing we will be seeing a lot of each other.
Yarn spun of our sheep’s wool | 2019
Sowing seeds _ Pictured is one of the handfuls of various endemic New Mexico seeds we have sown over the last few days, the Taos Pueblo red bean. This seed was given to me by my preschool teacher and friend Henrietta and I can honestly say I have never tasted a better bean. This bean has been grown by my ancestors at the Pueblo for as long back as can be known, and it feels so good to keep it going.
Last of the native plum blossoms | first strawberries | raw cream | ponderosa bark | globe mallow
Taiga dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) _ Dandelions picked at a higher altitude seem to have a more appealing flavor. These were picked above 9,000ft and are so tasty!
The last of the native plum blossoms _ It’s wild how quickly nature changes. These blossoms are one of my favorite and already they are done for the season. Luckily they survived the last cold spell and soon we’ll be picking their fruit instead.
The first Rosa de Campo of the year
Despite the freezing nights and days of snow we managed to gather some New Mexico Morel (Morchella snyderi) yesterday for this weekends dinners. Now that it warms up fully we can’t wait to get out and find more!