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    TJ TeresaJ's Avatar
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    Foraging

    Plants I've learned to correctly identify in recent days:

    - Chickweed (edible, makes a healing poltice)

    - Plaintain (ditto)

    - Violet (edible)

    - Chicken of the Woods (edible mushroom)

    - Northern spicebush (smells good - can make a tea)

    I sauteed the chicken of the woods in olive oil and garlic with a little bit of salt. I only ate a small amount at first, to make sure my stomach isn't sensitive to it. It's delicious. It tastes like a lemony chicken parmesan.

    It definitely adds an impetus to identifying plants in nature when you know you can actually use them.
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    Have you tried dandelion? My wife makes great dandelion cookies, and I've only purchased dandelion root tea, but I love it. The greens are okay mixed with other salads, too. Supposedly they used to fry them in bacon grease for a delicious treat, but I haven't tried that, yet.

    Have you tried lamb's quarters? probably my fave forage food so far. Chickweed is great, too.
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    TJ TeresaJ's Avatar
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    I'll nibble dandelion leaves early in the spring. At this point they're already pretty bitter.

    Not familiar with lamb's quarters. I'll add that to the list to investigate.

    What's her recipe for dandelion cookies?
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    I'm a big fan of cargana flowers (a.ka. siberian pea shrub) which are just about due to start blooming. I've been snacking on them ever since someone told me I could eat them back when I was just a nipper.

    Not sure if this shrub is common down south though, might be too warm.


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