Look for thimbleberry shoots that are just starting to show leaves.
Snap shoots off at base.
Peel outer skin and discard skin and leaves.
Add shoots to bowl full of miner's lettuce, mint and dried cherries.
Toss with balsamic vinegar.
Felisa Rogers studied history and nonfiction writing at the Evergreen State College and went on to teach writing to kids for five years. She lives in Oregon’s coast range, where she works as a freelance writer and editor.