a walk in the woods

Many of us have a park or hiking trail that we frequent, that familiar place where we know what to expect each time we go there. Sometimes the familiarity that brings comfort can also close our minds to discovering what is dynamic in the world around us.  It takes a fresh perspective to see the familiar in a new light ... where dandelions become salad fixings, rose hips turn into natural vitamin C elixirs, licorice ferns transform a beurre blanc sauce, and stinging nettles go from a being a painful weed to becoming a delectable  and nutrient-rich pasta sauce.  

After a walk in the woods with Langdon Cook, you'll never see the plants and fungi that live there in the same way.  We are surrounded by abundance, we just need to know what it looks like.