The Hunt

Currant Pie

There are tons of currants ripening around Boulder right now. You may have some competition for them, but in my experience, it isn’t too bad. Currants are certainly not the most widely recognized fruit, and even when its edibility is recognized, it seems that the average currant-eater is unwilling to stray from the trail. The […]

Elderflower Liqueur

Elderflowers are the short-lived and delightfully fragrant flowers of the elder plant. If you aren’t familiar, you have at least likely heard that oft repeated quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!” At least that was MY first knowledge of the elder plant. […]

Pineappleweed Liqueur

Pineappleweed. If you haven’t ever encountered it, you can probably already guess what is significant about it. This particular weed is closely related to chamomile and yet, when crushed, it gives off a potent smell of pineapple. What a delightful thing to find in a little herb that grows on trail edges. This plant has […]

Milkweed Capers

In late spring or early summer, showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) makes its appearance around the front range. It begins to peek up out of the grass as things get hot and a few weeks later it standing tall above the surrounding grass, its many buds are popping into beautiful, fragrant flowers.⁠ Milkweed is best known […]