Recently I heard someone discussing their gardening strategy by saying, “A weed is just a plant in the wrong place.” I love this thought but have to admit it’s a struggle for me. My husband has spent substantial time learning about the many uses for plants that I rip out of the garden with reckless […]
Edible field garlic is all around us! Using this free and delicious natural resource can add flavor to your cooking and fun to your life. Here are some guidelines for foraging edible field garlic.
You would be amazed at how much food is really around you, not to mention how often those plants are considered weeds. Most people know that dandelions are edible and you can make a wine from the flowers. What about clover? Did you know the leaves and flowers are also edible? It can be difficult […]
If you have oak trees near you, then you have access to a great bounty of food and medicine. If you want to learn more about how to take advantage of all the oak has to offer, here is an introduction to identifying oak trees, best harvesting practices, preperation and the many beneficial properties of […]
Foraging for garlic mustard is good for your health, your pocketbook, and the environment. Learn where to find it, and how to identify, harvest, and eat it. Garlic mustard is maligned as an invasive plant, and often controlled with herbicides. But that is a colossal waste, because it is also a nutritious cruciferous vegetable with […]
We were excited about having what we expected to be some wild edibles on our property – Jerusalem Artichokes! But the surprise was on us when it came time to dig up the tubers.