Urban Huntress:  A woman who finds the best price for the best quality in shops, and experiences a frisson of delight when she rides her bicycle down the back lanes of Vancouver, BC hunting for her prey (fruits, herbs, and discarded Le Creusets).

Feel free to contact me with weird questions or to just chew some cud. alethea at urbanhuntress dot com.


Don’t make me cut you!


  1. Alethea, I love your blog. I stumbled across it while looking up info on green walnuts. I’m going to give making nocino a shot and I’m inspired by your reports of success. I learned about nocino from Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist– a terrific and interesting little book chock full of the history and uses of botanicals for making booze and myriad recipes that I yearn to try. If you haven’t seen this book yet, I heartily recommend tripping over to the library and looking it over. I expect you’ll want a copy to call your own.
    I also applaud all your foraging and new food-skill endeavors. Good luck with whatever projects you’re currently working on.
    Nikki Hansen


    1. Hi Nikki!
      I LOVE Amy Stewart’s book The Drunken Botanist. It is fabulous! She has a super straight forward nocino recipe in her book which I’m sure yields delicious results. Definitely make a batch next year. It’s so yummy.
      It was from her book that I learned Monkey Puzzle trees had edible seeds and a few days later I stumbled upon a tree that had scattered loads on the ground. I love those kinds of synchronicities.
      Thanks so much for reading and for your good wishes. Same to you!


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