Huckleberries, Montana’s Little Icons, Retain Their Mysteries

Huckleberries, Montana’s Little Icons, Retain Their Mysteries by Anita Maxwell Broadcast 8.11 & 8.14.2020 Listen:   Braving horseflies the size of quarters and the searing afternoon sun, I ramble on a steep hillside like a bear, gorging for her long...

100 Centuries of Squash Growers Can’t Be Wrong

Anachronistic Squash by Kara Cromwell Broadcast 9.2 & 9.7.2018 and 7.14 & 7.17.2020   Listen:   August had just begun when a friend delivered my first hand-me-down squash of the summer: a round, green variegated giant that had reached the size of a...

Camas Bulbs Below the Snow

Camas Bulbs by Nancy Heil Broadcast 2.24 & 3.1.2019   Listen:   On a recent early winter morning I am cross-country skiing along the trails at Lolo Pass in the Bitterroot Mountains. As I glide along Packer Meadows in the breaking dawn, I think about...

Pairing Wine with Pine Needles

By Christine Morris While hunting last fall, I spent several hours waiting for a deer in the rain…and I began to get bored. So I nibbled the needle of the Douglas-fir tree next to me. The taste was strong but pleasant, citrusy, and emotive. Its flavor was reminiscent...