Wild Ramps Butter, Plus Recipe 2

I love onion-y ramps—whether paired with morel mushrooms, sautéed or grilled in pasta, or pickled—and one my favorite activities in the spring is to go foraging for them. On May 13th, the day of my book launch (Eating Wildly), I went into the woods with some dear forager friends and collected ramps from our favorite […]

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Tips for Debut Authors 4

  A shorter version of this essay was sent out on a Binders email and appears on Bindersink. I’m writing from a coastal town in southeast England, where sea kale the size of Easter baskets proliferates along the rocky shoreline, and the stinging nettles and blackberries flourish along the hedges. The sea kale is protected here, so I leave […]


Eating Wildly for #NationalEatYourVegetablesDay 8

In celebration of #NationalEatYourVegetablesDay, this summer, I’m going to showcase some of the most sustainable wild vegetables that are available and growing all around us, most likely in your backyard, garden, or local park. Wild edibles are higher in phytonutrients—that’s antioxidants, and good, old-fashioned nutrients that are inherent to the flora—than most vegetables found in […]

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The Birth of a Book, Enter Eating Wildly 2

Happy Publication Day! Last night was the first NYC event for Eating Wildly, and we had a full house at the Corner Bookstore on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. What an amazing night as friends and neighbors came to hear me give a brief reading from the book and a foraging slideshow presentation. I was all […]

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The Writing Life: What Foraging Has Taught Me About Handling Reviews

Ah, reviews. I’m no expert on this by any means, but because I’ve worn so many hats through the years as a working writer and performing artist (slam poetry anyone?), where I’ve gotten rave as well as negative reviews, been both buoyed as well as taken to task by online readers, as well as toiled […]


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Eating Wildly Autographed Bookplate Special

Pre-orders are wildly important to the lifespan of any book, and now these beautiful dandelion bookplates are available to anyone who pre-orders a copy of Eating Wildly before the release date, May 13th. To pre-order, use any of the links at the bottom of the Eating Wildly page or on the sidebar (lower right). Please […]


#WeekendGratitude 4

So here we are, less than two weeks before the release of Eating Wildly, and I’m trying to take deep breaths while being a mother to an active toddler, a professor to my writing students, and giving birth to my book. It’s been a wild ride seeing Eating Wildly come to fruition, and these past […]

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#MyWritingProcess Blog Tour, A Day in the Life 2

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the #MyWritingProcess Blog Tour, where writers discuss their creative process. Last week, we had the amazing Patty Chang Anker (#SomeNerve) and today, here are my answers. Here’s a little peek into my world. What am I working on? Next month my food memoir Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, […]