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Crafting Culinary Magic with Foraged Ingredients

By Taylor Owens

Foraging is a timeless ritual that allows us to rediscover our profound connection to the Earth. Venturing into wild spaces, we can find edible bites, as well as a deeper communion with the land. Cultivating our connection with the land through food invites us to become attuned to the ever-changing seasons. Join us in celebrating the local and the wild by bringing a taste of Montana’s wilderness to your home and tables this winter season.

Cookie Recipe: Juniper Berry Sugar Stars

  • 4 cups cake flour (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces butter
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated, for cookies)
  • 1/2 cup granulated golden cane sugar (or just plain) for juniper sugar
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons dried juniper berries
  • 3/4 cup cream (some for cookies, some for glaze)

Juniper Sugar: Grind 2-3 tablespoons of dried juniper berries in a spice or coffee grinder until it is a fine soft powder. Sieve out any large bits, if necessary. Mix with half a cup of sugar. Place in a jar and let sit overnight…


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