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Foraging for (and using) chokecherries.

Foraging: Chokecherries - The Browning Homestead

Anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies needs to stock up on stinging nettle while it’s in season now. Iron-rich and loaded with vitamin C, the leaves also contain histamine, the chemical your body produces during an allergic reaction. So eating it helps you build up your body’s immunity. But more than just a medicinal aid, stinging nettle will add a peppery zip to any dish with greens. Use it as you might use spinach, but always blanch the leaves first to get rid of the sting...

6 Best Vegetables You’re Not Eating

Here we go 'round the mulberry bush (Photos)... How to find, gather and freeze mulberries.

Here we go 'round the mulberry bush

Wild Things in July - Purslane

Hunger and Thirst: Wild Things in July - Purslane
  • Alicia Bayer

    Sampled purslane at a friend's house. The leaves are crunchy and slightly citrusy. Would be great in sandwiches.

Fantastic ways to use foraged walnuts... Gotta do this tomorrow and start making use of all the walnuts D prepped this week.

Fantastic ways to use foraged walnuts

Plantain Salve Recipe (Homemade First Aid Ointment)

Plantain Salve Recipe (Homemade First Aid Ointment)

22 Trees That Can Be Tapped for Sap and Syrup

22 trees that can be tapped for sap and syrup

Foraging Sea Salt- who would have thought you could do this. awesome!

Foraging Sea Salt

plantain oil (plantain leaves and olive oil) "You now have beautiful green Plantain Oil that you can use anytime you have a cut, a burn, a bite, or any dry itchy skin. You can also eat a spoonful of the oil to help you when you have a cough, or if your guts are feeling crampy . . . there are just so many uses for Plantain Oil!"

Seven Herbs You Need This Summer! - The Mommypotamus

Lambs Quarters - taste kind of like spinach. Garden weed, but delicious!

Foraging « Wood Ridge Homestead

June - Los Angeles - Wild Food foraged mid June. Foraged organic goodness! We're making food for 24 people tomorrow. Foraged for 3 hours, the photo shows half of what I collected for the feast. Wild Radish pods, Lambsquarters, Purslane, Wild Mustard Flowers, Yucca Flowers, tender Sow Thistle, young Curly Dock, Radish flowers and, organic and delicious.

June berries Mulberries - Interesting facts about June berries: It is also known by the common name of -- service berry. The berries have a crown, this is important because no berry that has a crown is known to be poisonous. The berries once were very popular and seem to be a forgotten fruit that have a sweet nutty flavor.

foraging adventures

Clockwise spiral from left to right: daylily shoots, garlic mustard, sorrel, nettles, pea shoots, pansies (edible flowers for garnish), chives and mixed sprouts. Garlic mustard and nettles are often invasive weeds but you can put them to good use by eating them!

Buttered Cattail Green Cobs

Cattail Green Cobs

July - Los Angeles - Edible Plants harvested 7/12/12 - Purslane, Lambsquarters, Wild Radish Flowers and Pods, Perennial Pepperweed, Mustard Flowers, Cattail Heads, Passion Fruits. YUM! - Free organic food.

Giant Hogweed -- you need to know this dangerous plant

Giant Hogweed -- you NEED to know this dangerous plant

Use Google Maps to make foraging easier.... Great tips from my hubby. :)

Use Google Maps to make foraging easier