Eat this. Don’t eat that.

Photos by Bonni Pacheco In the late 1990s, I spent many summer nights in the backcountry listening to a camp stove sputter its particular acoustics of whoo...

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...

Editors Letter Spring 2016

For those of you who are faithful readers of this magazine, it may seem evident that we avoid politics or anything hinting at activism. This is because I dislik...