Foraging (and a Recipe for Lemon Dandelion Wild Violet Cookies)
When Claire was not-yet-turned-five, we were roaming Lyrical Ballad, the used bookstore local to us, a cavernous place with rooms and shelves and piles of books everywhere. You don't search for titles here, but stumble upon them, little gifts of words wrapped in covers. Claire comes to us clutching one of these gifts to her chest. "I have to have this book," she says. "I love it."
Field Guide to Edible Plants, by Bradford Angier.
Of course, we bought it for her.
Claire was born for nature. She's an explorer, constantly pleading for adventure in the forest. She experiences freedom between the trees, her soul breathing the Creator through his creation. She and Noah pluck the dandelions and violets, little reminders of His provision for us, worth more than sparrows. We bring the our foraged edibles home and bake cookies in thanksgiving.