Flower and Pheasant Egg Salad

My sister Silvi has been visiting me in New York City.  Usually when she comes to visit,  I work her to exhaustion helping me build puppets for some show or another and then tearfully beg her to extend her trip another month.  This is the first time that she has come to see me just…

Wilted Dandelion Salad with Cured Meats

The mother of my childhood best friend used to make salad from dandelion greens that grew in her yard.  She is one of the most elegant, magical, beautiful women I have ever known.  She read us all of the children’s classics in her beautiful English accent.  She’s an actress and it’s probably partly her fault…

Quinoa with Wild Plantain, Dandelion and Peppers

I’ve been taking this permaculture class once a month. What that means is I’ve been talking with other people who are interested in strange, interesting and unexpected food plants. So we geek out. I just cooked a dish with a plant that I grew up with. I used to play with these all the time…