Category: Foraging

All things related to foraging from the foraging archives of The Homesteading Huntress.

Candied acorns on roasted sweet potato with molasses, yogurt and seeds

Foraging Acorns in BC & Candied Wild Acorn Recipe

Urban foraging for acorns was one of my first forays into wild plant foods. Read about urban foraging, processing, how to candy acorns and best ways to eat acorns.

Wild rose hips in BC ready to be foraged and processed for rose hip tea

Foraging For Rose Hips in BC & How to Make Rose Hip Tea

Foraging for rose hips, processing and making rose hip tea is easy when you live in BC. Rose hips grow wild and in cities, with no poisonous lookalikes.

Foraged wild oysters, scallop, sea asparagus and seaweed found in BC, arranged on picnic table.

How to Check for Red Tide, Shellfish & Bivalve Closures in BC (2020)

Learning how to check for red tide and shellfish closures in BC is an essential part of harvesting shellfish safely. Every harvester must check for red tide and shellfish closures before they eat bivalve molluscs like oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops that they find in BC.

Yellow chanterelle mushroom harvest foraged in British Columbia - Homesteading Huntress

Guide to Start Wild Edible Mushroom Foraging in BC

This wild edible mushroom guide will help you start mushroom hunting. Learn how to find a mushroom spot, how to start foraging, popular edible mushroom identification guide, more mycology resources, how to cook wild mushrooms and essential health and safety tips.

wild beach peas in hand

Wild Beach Pea Foraging Guide

Wild food enthusiasts often disagree about whether these edible delicacies are actually edible at all. Bringing up beach peas can turn any mild mannered foraging conversation into a passionate debate.

4 shrimp russulas, 1 shrimp russula held in my hand

Identifying and Eating The Shrimp Russula Mushroom (Russula xerampelina)

A little about the Shrimp Russula, a common edible wild mushroom in BC & PNW. Identifying, foraging and eating this mushroom, plus mycology resources.

edible yellow chanterelles I found growing together throughout roots in BC - homesteading huntress

Summer Chanterelle Foraging Adventure, Blog Updates & Personal News

Read about my latest summertime chanterelle adventure and what I did with the harvest, plus blog updates and personal news.

fermenting homemade korean kimchi aging time

Fermenting Cabbage Kimchi Guide: Recipe, Tips, FAQ & Using Wild Oysters

Learn how to ferment cabbage kimchi with confidence with this guide, including tips, formula for salt-to-ingredient ratio, FAQs and recipe recommendation.

Porcini mushrooms (and a few other boletes) harvested in British Columbia - Homesteading Huntress

BC Mushroom Foraging Regulations (Updated 2020)

This guide covers British Columbia mushroom foraging regulations and was last updated in 2020. 

Wild oyster bed with oysters and oyster shells on ground in BC

Oysters Harvesting Guide For BC: Regulations, Limits, Licenses 2020

This BC Oyster Foraging Guide: Regulations, Limits, Licenses has been updated to meet 2020 government regulations. I wrote this guide to make it easier for new foragers to learn about and harvest oysters in BC safely and legally.