Kate Husted

Wild Weed Vinegars

When the snow finally melts after a long winter in Colorado, it reveals a matted, grey, hungover-looking earth. Any glimmer of green elbowing its way toward the...

Forget Your Perfect Offering

On the eve of butchering day, I was in the kitchen of our one-room house on a hill. A single light burned. I scraped a blade against a stone, the sound slicing ...

Ponderosa Honey

Ingredients 1 part (by volume) coarsely-chopped Ponderosa needles 1 part honey method Place needles in a clean jar. In a double-boiler, wa...

Piñon-Infused Tequila

Ingredients 2 tablespoon chopped piñon needles 1 pint Tequila method Optional: 2 teaspoons chopped fresh orange peel 2 smashed cardamom pods ...

Ponderosa Herbal Syrup

Ingredients 4 tablespoons chopped Ponderosa needles 1 quart water 1 cup honey method Heat needles and water in a pot on high heat until th...

Pine Needle Tea

Ingredients 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped pine needles (fresh spring shoots or mature needles) 1 cup water method Boil water and pour ove...