Articles by Rich Beresford


Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle, plant of many uses. For many wild food and medicinal foragers alike, Stinging Nettle really has no equal and is one of the many native super foods. Despite this nettle is most famed…


Hoe Cakes

Don’t Be Confused About This Simple Quick Bread “Hoe Cakes” We’re back at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! Once again, we’re joined by Deb Colburn and today she has a recipe for “Hoe Cakes”. A delicious…


MASSH, the tool you need to Survive

The MASSH is created out of a solid piece of 3/16 mild steel, heat treated with a Rockwell between 48-52. The tool is 22 inches long and two pounds in weight. The MASSH is a…


Growing Tobacco In Early America

Growing Tobacco In Early America Published on Apr 13, 2017 Today Justin Filipowski from George Washington’s Mount Vernon sits down with Jon to talk about the tobacco trade in early America. Mount Vernon Website ▶…


Early American Dairy

Early American Dairy Published on Apr 10, 2017 Today Hannah Zimmerman from Historic Locust Grove sits down with Jon to discuss the history of early American dairy, as well as demonstrating the process of making…


Dutch oven Tri-Tip

New video from Gary! Published on Mar 24, 2017 Here is my version of Dutch oven Tri-Tip! You will appreciate this version with its overnight seasoning, seared crust and onion base. No soggy Tri-Tip here….