Monthly Archives: January 2021

Sunday Reading & Drinking: Links & Retrolinks

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Local mushroom tea, dried mushrooms and tinctures from Birch Boys Inc in Upstate New York.

A recipe for Golden Milk and something a little stronger: Mulled Port or Hot Toddy.

How to fill a hip flask without a funnel.


Prepare for Spring by reading Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook by Dina Falconi.

Local Natural Historian Michael Kudish’s The Catskill Forest, A History.

Taproot Magazine, based in Portland Maine, is an ad-free, bimonthly print publication for “makers, doers, and dreamers”, with a focus on food, farm, family and craft.

Daily Catskills: 01/02/21

Freezing overnight sleet turns mushy and then disappears throughout the morning. Light flurries on the peaks, but one end of Belleayre gets a substantial dusting of fresh powder. Gusty winds, swirling clouds and a show-stopping gunmetal sky at sunset. A high of 36F. It’s as if the year has decided to get going after a quite gloomy, pensive beginning.

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