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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 […]

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Nutritious stinging nettles, just mind the stingers.

Brewing Stinging Nettles for National Hot Tea Month

New York, NY—I love a warm cup of verdant stinging nettles tea, especially on a cold winter’s day. The plant is difficult to find in NYC though, because it loves a really wet climate (hint: it’s usually found near water). I usually forage for stinging or common nettles in England, […]


Garlic Mustard Meets Marsh Lamb 3

Romney Marsh, England. We arrived on the family homestead in England’s south-eastern coast a few weeks ago, and to shake off the jet-lag, took a walk in the nearby woods. There, by the train tracks, while my fiance and our baby waved to the steam train heading towards Dungeness, I […]

Garlic Mustard aka Sauce Alone

Chickweed, In Flower

Staten Island, NY. With the balmy temperatures we’ve been experiencing in the city this winter, perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised to find tenacious chickweed (Stellaria media) with its corn-like flavoring in flower so early this season. Last week, campus was filled with the tiny green ground cover and its […]

Early flowering chickweed

Chin lecturing on wineberries

Summer Wineberries 2

Staten Island, NY. Love this summer fruit, which I just wrote about for the Urban Forager (“wineberries“). Tart, juicy, and thimble-shaped, wineberries taste like a blood orange infused with a shot of raspberry. Because the temps have been so ferocious this month, they seem to have peaked early, but if […]