Thursday, September 12, 2013
This video shows how to make a grapevine basket.
Baskets are extremely important for skill situations because it can be used to collect materials and food, storage of items, and even used as fish traps.
Watch the video and see how it is done.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:13 AM
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I was walking my dogs the other day and found some wild grape vines. The size of the grapes was much larger than wild ones.
The vine is located outside of an abandoned house. I believe that these are a cultivated grape variety and were planted here at one time.
This is a great resource! I can't wait to come back and harvest these later.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 9:16 AM
Monday, September 9, 2013
Today, I taking some blackberries I picked and making a primitive fruit leather out of it.
First step is to crush the blackberries up by squeezing all the juice out of them. Then, take the crushed berries and run them through a strainer.to get the seeds out. Cover the fruit leather in a dish and place in the sun.
If I did this again, I would boil it down to speed up the sun drying.
Enjoy and see you next time.
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 8:04 AM
Friday, September 6, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
How to make New Orleans Style Coffee with Wild Chicory Root
In my last videos, I show you how to identify Chicory, http://youtu.be/rA5qvbn6c44, and roast and grind Chicory, http://youtu.be/z9HUb6gwj74. This video uses my ground Chicory to make a delicious beverage called New Orleans Style Coffee.
Since the Chicory is caffeine free it reduces the total amount of caffeine in your coffee. It also cuts some of the coffee bitterness adding an almost toffee-like sweetness.
To make our New Orleans Style Coffee, add 1 part of chicory for each two parts of your regular coffee blend. In the video, I am using a double scoop so I fill the coffee maker with 6 cups of water and add 2 scoops of coffee with 1 scoop of Ground Chicory. Brew as you normally would for regular coffee.
Pour in a mug and enjoy!
Posted by Tim Rosanelli at 10:50 AM