You know when there are glowing embers left after a fire, and the wind picks up? You see the embers grow in intensity, their soft glow turns a deep, strong orange, almost red. If it’s enough wind a fire might start again. That is what my inside feels like right now.
Inspiration as glowing embers about to turn into a fire at any moment.
I stumbled across a podcast called ‘Kitchen Unnecessary‘ where two siblings talk about foraging and wild food. I quickly listened to all their episodes and wanted more! Luckily they also have a YouTube channel where they are out gathering edible plants, fishing and mushroaming with people knowledgable within those fields. Afterwards they gather around a fire to cook with what they’ve foraged.
All of a sudden this is all I want to do. I’ve bought a bunch of new books and I am devouring information about wild edibles, how to identify mushrooms and how to cook the food afterwards. I want to learn everything and share it with others.
Whenever we have friends over I realise how much I love to host. To open up my home to others, share what we have and sit down with a nice beverage, some soul warming food and good conversations. This quote stuck with me:
“We come as strangers and leave as friends”ashley, Kitchen unnecessary
There’s just something about gathering around food and a fire that really helps people relax and open up. The sparks of the fire spark conversations that otherwise would not have happened, and as soon as we sit down together in a setting like that we are no longer strangers.
So I’m wandering our forest. Learning it’s paths and where the food is. Then I experiment with cooking while dreaming of how I can integrate more of foraging, wild cooking and gatherings in my own life, maybe even work? It’s a nice dream that I hope will one day turn into a goal that I will then make a reality. One day.